You guys will love the tenacity he brings. He used to be one of the best defensive defensemen in the league. He isn't anymore, but he's still a solid guy to have, especially since he'll be mentoring Hedman and there's no one better (he mentored Edler on the Canucks).
Vancouver had announced that they would not be offering Ohland a new contract and that they were going in a different direction. I will try to find the link--but shortly after they season ended--nucks and Ohland's agent met and it sounded like they gave their permission out of respect to let Ohloand start talking with other teams early