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Nolan released as Canucks trim down roster

TSN.ca Staff

9/26/2011 1:02:02 AM

Owen Nolan's bid to make earn a roster spot with the Vancouver Canucks has come to an end.

Nolan was among four casualties as the Canuck's reduced their roster following Sunday night's pre-season loss to the Anaheim Ducks.

Matt Climie and Antoine Roussel were assigned to the Chicago Wolves while Niko Dimitrakos was also released.

Nolan played 19:07 against the Ducks recording one shot on goal and was assessed one two-minute minor for elbowing.

The first overall pick pick by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft finished his pre-season stint with the Canucks with two points in three games.

In 19 NHL seasons and 1,200 career regular season games Nolan has 422 goals and 885 points. He also has 21 goals and 41 points in 65 career playoff games.

Nolan most recently played in the NHL with the Minnesota Wild in 2009-10 and spent last year playing in Switzerland.

Over 19 seasons Nolan spent time with the Nordiques, Avalanche, Sharks, Maple Leafs, Coyotes, Flames and Wild. He played in five NHL All-Star games and won an Olympic Gold Medal with Team Canada in 2002.