The Vancouver Canucks have re-signed left winger Tom Sestito to a one-way, two-year contract worth $1.5 million. He announced the news on Twitter on Wednesday morning before the team confirmed the news through a press release.
Couldn’t be happier to announce I have signed a two year deal with the Vancouver Canucks
— Tom Sestito (@TomSestito23) May 29, 2013
Canucks general manager Mike Gillis talked about getting bigger, so it was unlikely they were going to let their biggest player get away. The size was the reason the team re-signed him and they want him to bring more to the lineup next season.
Tom Sestito just told us his size is a major reason why the #Canucks re-signed him. Wants to bring more to the table next year.
— News1130 Sports (@News1130Sports) May 29, 2013
Sestito certainly has the tools to be more than a one-dimensional enforcer/goon. He scored 42 goals as a 19 year old in the Ontario Hockey League and showed last season he could provide some solid board work and wasn’t a liability in the defensive zone.