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Wednesday, September 15, 1999
Canucks re-sign ScatchardVANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- The Vancouver Canucks re-signed free-agent center Dave Scatchard on Wednesday.
Terms of Scatchard's contract weren't disclosed, but the signing comes five days after the Canucks issued the two-year veteran a take-it-or-leave-it final offer.
Scatchard, 23, was primarily a third- and fourth-line center last season, finishing with 13 goals and a career-high 26 points, along with 140 penalty minutes in 82 games.
With Scatchard under contract, the Canucks have yet to sign blue-liners Ed Jovanovski and Adrian Aucoin, whose 23 goals were a club record for a defenseman.
Assistant general manager Dave Nonis said he hasn't had any progress with the players this week.
"Hopefully, we'll be able to close the gaps and get some deals done, but right now I can't tell you that we're close," said Nonis, adding that the sides are particularly far apart in negotiations with Aucoin.