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Canucks Recall Defenseman Andrey Pedan from the Comets

January 10, 2017 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Utica Comets News Release

Utica, NY - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has recalled defenseman Andrey Pedan from the Utica Comets.

Pedan, 23, has appeared in 22 games with Utica this season recording two goals, one assist (2-1-3) and 32 penalty minutes. The 6-5, 218-pound defenseman made his NHL debut with the Canucks in 2015-16 playing 13 games and recording 18 penalty minutes. He also appeared in 45 games for Utica last season, registering career-highs in games played, goals (7), assists (14) and points (21).

A native of Moscow, Russia, Pedan was acquired from the New York Islanders in exchange for Alexandre Mallet and a 2016 third-round selection on November 25, 2014. He was originally selected by the New York Islanders, 63rd overall, at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

The Comets return to the AUD on Wednesday night against the Syracuse Crunch. Puck drops at 7 p.m. for the last home game until January 25. Fans are encouraged to utilize the ticket exchange website, StubHub!. The matchup can be heard on 94.9 KROCK and viewed on AHL Live.

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