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“Making the choice to sign here and come here, I did see an opportunity. I think it’s a good one too. My mindset’s just come here, put my head down, work hard, and yeah, it’s been nice playing with those guys the last few days and they help with a lot of things.” — Nic Petan
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Sep 25, 2021 • 16 minutes ago • 4 minute read • Join the conversation
Former Toronto Maple Leaf centre Nic Petan was a free agent signing by the Vancouver Canucks this summer. Photo by Claus Andersen /PNG Article content
For the time being, Nic Petan is filling in for Elias Pettersson.
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With the Vancouver Canucks’ No. 1 centre in Michigan without a contract, someone has to skate with Nils Höglander and Brock Boeser.
And so far that’s been Petan, the crafty B.C.-bred centre who signed a one-year deal with his hometown team this summer.
It’s still hard to imagine a lineup that doesn’t include Pettersson when the season starts. Negotiations between the Canucks and Pettersson’s agent are ongoing, Pat Brisson told Postmedia Saturday.
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But even if Pettersson’s situation is resolved there are questions…