ex-Canucks, Tyler Motte

Former Canucks Center Motte Heads Home

Tyler Motte, somewhat of a fan-favorite during his tenure with the Vancouver Canucks, is making a sentimental return to his roots. The bottom-six center, who spent four-and-a-half seasons with the Canucks, has signed a one-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings.

Motte’s time with Vancouver was characterized by his gritty play and defensive prowess, but his run was marred by injury. During his time with the Canucks, he played in a total of 173 games, contributing 22 goals and 14 assists. His relentless work ethic and tenacity made him a valuable asset, particularly in penalty-killing situations.

He had four goals and an assist over 17 games during the 2020 playoffs in the bubble.

Born in St. Clair, Michigan, the 28-year-old forward first rose to prominence during his time at the University of Michigan playing three seasons for the Wolverines, where he skated alongside current Red Wings J.T. Compher, Andrew Copp and Dylan Larkin.

The one-year contract ($800,000) signifies a low-risk opportunity for the Red Wings and another opportunity for Motte to prove himself.

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Rob Simpson

Rob Simpson has covered the NHL in five different decades. He’s authored 4 books on hockey and is a veteran TV and radio play-by-play man and reporter.
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