Canucks sign first-round pick Jake Virtanen

Jake Virtanen (front row, third from left) posed with other top propsects prior to the 2014 NHL Draft. 

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The Vancouver Canucks signed first-round pick Jake Virtanen on Friday.

The 6-foot, 208-pound right winger from Abbotsford was selected sixth overall. He had 45 goals and 71 points in 71 games last season for the Calgary Hitmen in the Western Hockey League.