AP source: Canucks trade Thomas Vanek to Blue Jackets

A person familiar with the move confirms to The Associated Press that the Vancouver Canucks have traded veteran forward Thomas Vanek to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the teams have not announced the trade.

Vanek, 34, is on his fourth team in the past three seasons. The 13-year pro has 17 goals and 24 assists in 61 games. Vanek has 350 goals in 946 games.

The Blue Jackets also acquired defenseman Ian Cole from Ottawa on Monday for center Nick Moutrey and a 2020 third-round draft pick. It’s the second time in three days that Cole has been moved after Ottawa acquired the 29-year-old on Friday from Pittsburgh for Derick Brassard.

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Source: Fox Sports

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