VANCOUVER, B.C. - Justin Bailey is remaining in the Vancouver Canucks organization after the Utica Comets' Parent club signed the Buffalo native to a one-year, two-way deal, announced Thursday.
Bailey is coming off a career year in the professional ranks, notching 47 points (28g, 19a) in 53 games during his first season with the Comets, sixth overall.
He also earned multiple call-ups with the big club and suited up in two games for the Canucks.
At one point in the season, Bailey was on a torrid stretch with two straight games, and three out of four games, netting a hat trick.
The 6'4" winger emerged as one of the most prominent offensive weapons on the team, finishing second on the roster in goals, and third for points.
In 266 career AHL regular season games, Bailey has 171 points (96 g, 75a) between the Comets, Lehigh Valley Phantoms and Rochester Americans.
In the NHL, he's appeared in 65 games with the Canucks, Philadelphia Flyers, and Buffalo Sabres, where he has nine points (5g, 4a).