Canucks keep Kevin Bieksa

Updated: June 29, 2011, 12:12 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Kevin Bieksa signed a five-year deal Tuesday with the Vancouver Canucks, forgoing unrestricted free agency.

The deal is worth $23 million deal, a source told ESPN.com. Bieksa, who earned $3.5 million this past season, will earn $7 million in 2011-12.

The rest of his contract breakdown: $4.5 million in 2012-13; $5 million in 2013-14; $4 million in 2014-15; and $2.5 million in the last year.

Bieksa, who turned 30 on June 16, had six goals, 16 assists and was tied for ...

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