The Vancouver Canucks have signed free agent forward Ronalds Kenins to a two-way, two-year entry-level contract.
The Canucks will loan Kenins to the ZSC Lions (NLA) for the 2013-14 season. He will join the Canucks in the 2014-15 season.
This arrangement will allow him to fulfill his contractual obligations with the Lions, which doesn’t expire until the end of the 2014 season.
Kenins, a native of Riga, Latvia, has spent the past two seasons with the Lions. He put up 18 points in 47 games in 2011-12 and 17 points in 45 games in 2012-13.
He attended the Canucks summer conditioning camp earlier this month and likely impressed Canucks management.