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http://www.thestarphoenix.com/Defenceman+Sautner+signs+with+Canucks/10888347/story.html

Saskatchewan native and Edmonton Oil Kings captain Ashton Sautner has signed his NHL entry-level contract with the Vancouver Canucks, according to his agent.

The Flaxcombe product’s signature was barely dry on the three-year deal when he faxed over the papers to his agent, Jeff Helperl, before heading to his latest WHL game.

“It’s so exciting,” Sautner said in a brief phone interview before his Oil Kings took on the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Friday. “I can’t thank my friends and family enough for all of their support over the years.”

Sautner is enjoying his best offensive WHL season.

The undrafted 20-year-old was 12th in scoring among blue-liners heading into Friday’s action with 48 points.

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WHL Stats (261 Games) (28 Goals) (90 Assist) (118 Points) (128 PIMS) (Plus 127)

WHL Playoff Stats: (53 Games) (6 Goals) (13 Assist) (19 Points) (28 PIMS)

20 years old Birthdate May 27th/1994

6'1 (195 Pounds)

Flaxcombe, Sask..

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I like this signing a lot actually. Size and the winning pedigree to go along with some average skill make a good free prospect. We all know how much Benning and Linden think Winning helps development too. I guess this guy will be a good test of that measure.

Stoked to see him on the Comets next year, or even this year maybe. Also nice to have another player in the dub to cheer on.

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Low risk high reward obviously. I love that his plus minus is so high. Excited indeed!

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Glad to see some positivity in this thread.

He's a free prospect. If he works out, steal. If he doesn't, we didn't waste a draft pick.

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Decent size, captain, pretty good numbers, and a freebie to boot. Sounds good to me!

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Kid is a leader wearing the C. Will be a great pickup for Utica. Plays a conservative but efficient 2way game and can handle himself in a fight. 20 years old and has room to grow. Could some day possibly crack the NHL. If so, excellent, if not, no risk and a good addition for Utica.

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@DubFromAbove:

Great to see Oil Kings D Ashton Sautner sign an ELC with the Canucks. I've been a fan of his going all the way back to the 2012 NHL Draft.

@DubFromAbove:

I ranked Sautner 42nd among #WHL skaters for the 2012 NHL Draft. He's done nothing but show consistent improvement since then, either.

@DubFromAbove:

I also featured Sautner in Jan. for a piece about #WHL free agent signing candidates. Read: http://t.co/WvDPKo0DG4 http://t.co/iYSyuaSpzP

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@DubFromAbove:

Great to see Oil Kings D Ashton Sautner sign an ELC with the Canucks. I've been a fan of his going all the way back to the 2012 NHL Draft.

@DubFromAbove:

I ranked Sautner 42nd among #WHL skaters for the 2012 NHL Draft. He's done nothing but show consistent improvement since then, either.

@DubFromAbove:

I also featured Sautner in Jan. for a piece about #WHL free agent signing candidates. Read: http://t.co/WvDPKo0DG4 http://t.co/iYSyuaSpzP

Does a lot of heavy lifting defensively, continues to improve, and contributes offensively? He'll be interesting to keep tabs on.

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I watched him with the Oil Kings during the Memorial Cup and quite a bit of games during his career watching junior hockey/prospects in my spare time. He's a pretty solid player, he isn't an offensive defenceman but he's a pretty good skater, good first pass and makes the right decisions with the puck. He keeps a good positioning defensively when the teams are coming off the rush, doesn't give the player much space to get around him. He reminds me a bit of Sbisa but I haven't seen him make some dumb decisions like Sbisa has done this season. Smooth skater with great agility but good overall speed and acceleration, moves the puck well with crisp passes, hits well and uses his good skating ability to his advantage defensively with gap control.

He doesn't really excel in anything but he's kind of like a good at everything, not great in anything. Some teams have those players but you can develop this guy to maybe like a Jake Muzzin where he's pretty good offensively even though he's not a PPQB but defensively he's pretty reliable and physical but isn't a guy like Regehr.

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Does a lot of heavy lifting defensively, continues to improve, and contributes offensively? He'll be interesting to keep tabs on.

Seems like a late bloomer. From what I've read so far, he's always been a solid dman and started taking the next steps a later than expected. Still has all the tools. Great thing: have not heard anything negative about Sautner so far. That must speaks volumes about him.

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http://chlstats.pythonanywhere.com/players/WHL/2014/

- 7th in teams goals created w/40 gp for dmen

- 17th highest PPG w/40 gp

- 19th in estimated PTS/60 for dmen with minimum 40 gp

Seems like a promising project. AHL potential seems likely, NHL will see down the road as he plays and develops. Will be interesting to see his camp and if he begins the year in Utica or the ECHL. From this year a thing is can't just assume younger promising players are automatically given spots. JB has shown the way and need for veterans and leaders on the team (Acton, Pedan, Conacher). I for one can't wait for camps both NHL and AHL.

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Seems like a late bloomer. From what I've read so far, he's always been a solid dman and started taking the next steps a later than expected. Still has all the tools. Great thing: have not heard anything negative about Sautner so far. That must speaks volumes about him.

At the very least he sounds like a responsible jack of all trades type player. No negatives is great for a young D too. I wonder where he'll end up? It might just be me, but we've got a lot of young guys in the system. Logjam? I suppose it's good that anyone we draft will likely stay overseas or return to junior.

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I would like to know what Benning has to say about this new prospect. So far his projections for acquisitions like Sbisa, Pedan and Clendening have been quite accurate.

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Good solid signing. Another young buck to plant in Utica.

Sautner-Subban

Cederholm-Pedan

Hutton-Biega

Curious how that is going to shape up

I hope we soon get to read

"Matt O'Connor Talk"

And

"Ahti Oksanen Talk"

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