Vancouver Canucks: Top 15 unrestricted free-agent targets

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No.13: Roman Polak

Roman Polak may not be the first name on one’s mind when it comes to adding to the blueline, but the veteran defenseman adds size to any given NHL roster.

Age: 31
Height: 6-foot-2
Weight: 235 lbs
2016-17 Stats: 75GP – 4G – 11PTS
2016-17 Salary: $2.25

Even though Polak is on the wrong side of 31 and is coming off a sub-par offensive production, he is still a pretty decent fit for the Canucks. After losing out of Nikita Tryamkin and Luca Sbisa in the offseason, there is nothing that prevents Jim Benning from looking to Polak to add some size on the blueline.

Especially if Jordan Subban and Troy Stecher are to make the team anytime soon, they will need more Polaks to make up for the size difference in the NHL.

Another reason Polak is a good fit in Vancouver is his history with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He has spent the past three seasons in Toronto during a time of growth and rebuild. He knows how the kids need to grow and he knows how he should be as a veteran in a rebuilding team.