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Canucks sign first-round pick McCann

Jared McCann pulls on a Vancouver Canucks sweater after being chosen 24th overall during the first round of the NHL hockey draft, Friday, June 27, 2014, in Philadelphia. The Canucks have signed McCann to an entry-level contract. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Matt Slocum -
Jared McCann pulls on a Vancouver Canucks sweater after being chosen 24th overall during the first round of the NHL hockey draft, Friday, June 27, 2014, in Philadelphia. The Canucks have signed McCann to an entry-level contract. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Matt Slocum
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By The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Canucks have signed centre Jared McCann to an entry-level contract.

The 18-year-old McCann played last season with the Ontario Hockey League's Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, where he finished second on the team in goals (27) and points (62) in 64 games.

The London, Ont., native was originally selected by Vancouver in the first round, 24th overall, of the 2014 NHL draft.

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