Former Vancouver Giant star Jon Blum “would love,” chance to play for Canucks

Former Vancouver Giants defenceman Jon Blum, an unrestricted free agent after playing out his contract with the Nashville Predators, says that a “few teams,” have called his agent  Johannson to express interest and admits that the Vancouver Canucks are one of them.

And he’s openly keen on playing here. He did also say, “I’m going to let me agent do his job,” as well, for what it’s worth.

“I would love it,” said Blum, 24, who suited up for 248 regular season games with the Giants from 2005-09. “It’s like my second home.

“It would be a good transition for me. There would be a lot of familiar faces around town.”

He is a 6-foot-1, 186 -pound right-handed shot capable of playing power-play minutes. He’s smart, heady. He can get overpowered defensively at times if he’s not careful, but generally uses body position and an active stick to overcome any size issues he might have.

Vancouver has openings on the blueline, what with the Keith Ballard situation.