Former Penticton Vees defenceman Troy Stecher was recalled to the Vancouver Canucks.

Former Penticton Vees player to make NHL debut with Vancouver Canucks

Former Penticton Vees defenceman Troy Stecher has been recalled by the Vancouver Canucks.

Former Penticton Vees defenceman Troy Stecher has been recalled by the Vancouver Canucks.

General manager Jim Benning announced on Monday Stecher and forward Jayson Megna will join the NHL club from the AHL Utica Comets. Canucks coach Willie Desjardins confirmed Stecher will make his NHL debut on Tuesday against the Ottawa Senators and that he may give him a shot on the powerplay

Stetcher, who played in Penticton for three seasons, helped the Vees win the RBC Cup in 2012, won a National Collegiate Athletic Association Frozen Four championship with the North Dakota Fighting Hawks in 2016 and returned to Penticton to play in the Canucks Young Stars Classic in September.

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Stecher, 22, has registered an assist in four games with the Comets this season. The Richmond native was signed by the Canucks as a free agent on July 1.

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