Brock Boeser contract talks don’t have Canucks coach concerned

Brock Boeser remains a restricted free agent, but Vancouver Canucks coach Travis Green told Sportsnet on Friday that he's not worried about the forward remaining unsigned.

"I'm not. This is part of today's NHL," Green said in his first remarks to the media since the 2019 NHL Draft in June. "The one thing I know about Brock is he wants to play bad and he wants to play for this team. I talked to him recently about his summer training and where he's at. He sounds excited to get going again. The contract stuff always takes care of itself, and I believe it will."

Boeser and Vancouver general manager Jim Benning also each said he was sure that an agreement would be reached for the 22-year-old who had 56 points (26 goals, 30 assists) in 69 games last season.

"I feel confident we're going to get the deal done and everything's going to work out," Boeser said July 10. "I love Vancouver. The organization, the city, the fans, everything's great there, and I want to be there for a long time."

The Canucks this offseason signed free agent forward defensemen Tyler Myers (six years, $30 million), forward Micheal Ferland (four years, $14 million), and defenseman Jordie Benn (two years, $4 million), and acquired forward J.T. Miller in a trade with the Tampa Bay Lightning. They also re-signed defenseman Alexander Edler to a two-year, $12 million contract.

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