Benning says Canucks have no interest in trading Boeser
Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning vehemently denied that there was any truth to the rumours that he exploring a trade for Brock Boeser.
Benning made that clear to reporters in a conference call on Monday after speculation on Vancouver's TSN Radio 1040 last week that the team was exploring the possibility of trading the 23-year-old forward.
"We've been happy with him since we drafted him," Benning said. "I don't know where this stuff comes from. I have no intention of trading Brock Boeser."
Boeser spoke to Benning about the rumours and was reassured, according to TSN's Farhan Lalji.
The 23-year-old had recorded 16 goals and 29 assists over 57 games before the season came to a halt on March 12 due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Following this season, the American has two years remaining on the three-year, $17.625 million contract he signed in September.
Vancouver selected Boeser with the 23rd overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.