Canucks sign Andrew Ebbett

Updated: July 5, 2011, 3:28 PM ET
Associated Press

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The Vancouver Canucks added depth at center by signing veteran Andrew Ebbett to a contract.

Ebbett, 28, played in 33 games for the Phoenix Coyotes last year, and had two goals and three assists.

The 5-foot-9, 174-pounder from Calgary has played parts of four seasons with Anaheim, Chicago, Minnesota and Phoenix. In 145 career games, Ebbett has 19 goals and 22 assists.

Vancouver already has centers Henrik Sedin, Ryan Kesler, Manny Malhotra, Cody Hodgson and Maxim Lapierre under contract.

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