11/13/2014 04:43 EST | Updated 01/13/2015 05:59 EST

Canucks recall defenceman Bobby Sanguinetti

VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Canucks have recalled defenceman Bobby Sanguinetti from the American Hockey League's Utica Comets.

Sanguinetti, 26, has two goals and five assists in 14 games with the Comets this season, and is tied for third in team scoring.

The Trenton, N.J., native has appeared in 45 NHL games with the Carolina Hurricanes and New York Rangers, collecting six points (two goals, four assists).

The six-foot-three, 190-pound defenceman signed with Vancouver as a free agent on July 1.