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Jake Virtanen puts on a team sweater after being selected as the number six overall pick to the Vancouver Canucks in the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft at Wells Fargo Center. (Bill Streicher/USA Today Sports)
Jake Virtanen puts on a team sweater after being selected as the number six overall pick to the Vancouver Canucks in the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft at Wells Fargo Center. (Bill Streicher/USA Today Sports)

Vancouver Canucks sign sixth-overall draft pick Jake Virtanen Add to ...

The Vancouver Canucks have signed sixth-overall draft pick Jake Virtanen.

The six-foot, 208-pound right-winger from Abbotsford, B.C., had 45 goals and 71 points in 71 games last season with the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League.

He also had three goals and three assists in seven games to help Canada win the bronze medal at the 2014 IIHF World Under-18 Championship and helped Canada win gold at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial U18 summer tournament.

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The signing comes one day after Vancouver came to terms with 24th-overall pick Jared McCann.

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