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04/26/2016 17:07 EDT | Updated 04/27/2017 01:12 EDT

Vancouver Canucks sign centre Markus Granlund to a two-year contract extension

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Canucks have signed centre Markus Granlund to a two-year contract extension, the club announced Tuesday.

The 23-year-old was acquired by the Canucks in February from the Calgary Flames in a deal that sent winger Hunter Shinkaruk the other way.

Granlund, who was set to become a restricted free agent this summer, had two goals and one assist in 16 games for the Canucks after the trade.

The native of Oulu, Finland, added four goals and three assists in 31 games with Calgary in 2015-16 before the deal after splitting time between the Flames and their AHL affiliate.

In 102 regular-season games in the NHL, Granlund has 16 goals and 15 assists.

The 45th pick at the 2011 draft, Granlund is set to play for his country at next month's world hockey championships in Russia.

The Canadian Press