Canucks bring back defenceman Yannick Weber on a one-year contract

Vancouver Canucks defenceman Yannick Weber (6) fights for control of the puck with Calgary Flames left wing Michael Ferland (79) during the first period of game 2 of the NHL Western Conference first round playoff hockey series in Vancouver, B.C. Friday, April 17, 2015. The Canucks have re-signed defenceman Weber to a one-year deal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

VANCOUVER – The Vancouver Canucks have re-signed defenceman Yannick Weber to a one-year deal.

Weber will make US$1.5 million next season.

The 26-year-old remains on the Canucks’ blue line, which is expected to be younger after the club traded Kevin Bieksa to Anaheim.

“Excited to spend another year with the @VanCanucks,” Weber tweeted. “Thank you to the fans and organization for the support.”

Weber has 63 points in 229 NHL games with the Canucks and Montreal Canadiens.