The allegations, which have not been proven in court, first appeared on social media and in an interview with Glacier Media.
Vancouver Police said their detectives contacted the woman on Monday about her social media posts detailing the alleged assault in the summer of 2017.
On Saturday, the Canucks dismissed the 24-year-old former first-round draft winger.
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“Our organization does not accept any sexual misconduct of any kind, and the reported allegations are taken very seriously by us,” the club said in a statement.
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The club said it had retained “outside expertise” to help with an independent investigation into the matter.
Vancouver Police said to protect the integrity of the investigation, they would not comment further on the case.
– With files from Simon Little and The Canadian Press