Vancouver Canucks: Top 15 unrestricted free-agent targets

MONTREAL, QC - MARCH 14: Dwight King
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CALGARY, AB – DECEMBER 10: Paul Postma /

No. 11: Paul Postma

Continuing with the theme of big forwards and defensemen, here is how Paul Postma could fit in for the Canucks.

Age: 28
Height: 6-foot-3
Weight: 195 lbs
2016-17 Stats: 65GP – 1G – 14PTS
2016-17 Salary: $887 000

As already mentioned with Polak, Postma’s size is desperately needed by this Canucks defense lacking Tryamkin and Sbisa. They tried to fill that need by signing Andrey Pedan to an extension but that is not nearly enough.

Postma has the upper hand on Polak because he is three years younger and likely comes a bit cheaper. He also has the offensive abilities that Polak lacks and projects to be a 20-point defenseman when healthy for a whole season.

For a Canucks team only without much offense from the back end, Postma may be able to add to both the size and the offense on the back end.