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Canucks recall Pedan, Reassign Fedun


Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has recalled defenceman Andrey Pedan from the AHL Utica Comets and reassigned defenceman Taylor Fedun to Utica.

Pedan, 22, has appeared in 15 games with Utica this season, where he currently sits tied for first among Comets defencemen in scoring with seven points (1-6-7) and leads the club with 28 penalty minutes. During the 2014.15 season, Pedan appeared in 42 games with the Comets registering 14 points (3-11-14) and 70 penalty minutes. Prior to being acquired by Vancouver on November 25, 2014, Pedan played six games with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, recording three assists and 51 penalty minutes.

The Moscow, Russia native played three seasons with the Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey League before making his professional debut in 2012.13 with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. The 6’5”, 217-pound defenceman was originally selected by the New York Islanders 63rd overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Fedun, 27, has appeared in 14 games with Utica this season, collecting six points (2-4-6) and eight penalty minutes. He also leads the Comets in plus-minus with a +6 rating. Fedun split the 2014.15 season between San Jose and the Worcester Sharks. He collected four points (0-4-4) in seven games with San Jose and 34 points (6-28-34) in 65 games with Worcester, where he was tied for fourth in team scoring. He also appeared in four playoff games for Worcester, notching one goal.

The Edmonton, Alberta native has appeared in 11 career NHL games with San Jose and the Edmonton Oilers, posting six points (2-4-6) and four penalty minutes.




Well deserved IMO. He's been one of the better Comets defenseman and we can use his jam right now. Hopefully he gets in a game or two just to get a taste of NHL action


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I wonder if this means a "rest" for someone. Otherwise there doesn't seem to be a place for him, even with Hutton out injured.

Probably more an acclimatising stint to get him up practicing with the squad so they can run an eye over him.

Utica fan says he has regressed:

"Pedan isn't the same since his concussion injury last season. This team looks timid and every opponent is exposing this weakness. It's time for a leader to arise. Missing Defazio at this point."

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2 minutes ago, homersexual said:

Does Benning get frequent flyer miles or something. Why does he keep calling guys up to sit in the press box and then send them back down to call someone else up.

it's a reward/exposure situation.  They get rewarded for the work they are putting in on the farm, getting a big league salary for a few days and seeing how the organization works at the top level.....what's expected of them etc.

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I hope he plays well and adding his physicality will be 'nice' but realistically he'll make very little difference. Our problems on D aren't the bottom pairing guys. It's a lack of quality and quantity in the top 4. Never mind uncomplimentary roles.

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