Canucks ink G Climie, D Sulzer to one-year deals

The Canadian Press

7/7/2011 4:22:36 PM

VANCOUVER -- The Vancouver Canucks have added a pair of players.

The Canucks signed goaltender Matt Climie and defenceman Alexander Sulzer on Thursday.
Climie, 28, spent last season with the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League, where he had a 26-22-3 record and .913 save percentage. He also appeared in one game for the Phoenix Coyotes, making 16 saves and registering a 1.88 goals-against.

The native of Leduc, Alta., has played in five career NHL games with the Dallas Stars and Phoenix, posting a 2-2-0 record, 3.24 GAA and .892 save percentage.

The Canucks already have goaltenders Roberto Luongo, Cory Schneider and Eddie Lack under contract.

The 27-year-old Sulzer split the 2010-11 season between the Nashville Predators, recording four points (1-3-4) in 31 games, and the Florida Panthers, collecting one point (0-1-1) in nine games.

The Kaufbeuren, Germany, native has appeared in 62 career NHL games, recording seven points (1-6-7) and 18 penalty minutes over the span of three seasons with the Predators and Panthers.