The Canucks made their first signing this free agent season by inking defenseman Aaron Rome to a one-year, one-way deal worth $525,000. Rome has spent the last couple of years in the Columbus Blue Jackets organization, but only played in 25 NHL games.
No doubt this is a depth move a la last year’s Rob Davison signing, though at only 25 years old, perhaps there’s potential for Rome to stick longer with the Canucks.
Here’s his Hockey Futures profile:
Rome is a self-described stay at home defenseman who can add a little offense. He is a strong skater with great positioning and solid puck-handling and passing skills. With his exceptional vision and awareness he can anticipate the play. His offensive game and shot from the point has improved as he has seen increased powerplay time. He can be physical when necessary and plays with a bit of an edge.