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Encyclopedia > Vancouver Canucks
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2008–09 Vancouver Canucks season
Vancouver Canucks
Conference Western
Division Northwest
Founded 1970
History Vancouver Canucks
1945-52 (PCHL)
1952-70 (WHL)
1970-present (NHL)
Home Arena General Motors Place
City Vancouver, British Columbia
Colours Royal Blue, Kelly Green and White
Media Rogers Sportsnet Pacific
Team 1040 (1040 AM)
Owner(s) Flag of Canada Canucks Sports and Entertainment
General Manager Flag of Canada Mike Gillis
Head Coach Flag of Canada Alain Vigneault
Captain Flag of Sweden Markus Naslund
Minor League Affiliates Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Victoria Salmon Kings (ECHL)
Conference Championships 2 (1982, 1994)
Division Championships 5 (1975, 1992, 1993, 2004, 2007)

The Vancouver Canucks are a professional ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. They play at the 18,630 capacity General Motors Place. They are members of the Northwest Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Canucks joined the league in 1970 as an expansion team along with the Buffalo Sabres. In its 38-year NHL history, the team has advanced twice to the Stanley Cup Finals but were defeated both times by New York teams: the Islanders in 1982, and the Rangers in 1994. Image File history File links Soccerball_current_event. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Western Conference is one of two conferences in the National Hockey League used to divide teams. ... The NHLs Northwest Division was formed in 1998 as part of the Western Conference due to expansion. ... 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The Victoria Salmon Kings are a professional ice hockey team in the ECHL which began play in the 2004-2005 season. ... The ECHL (formerly the East Coast Hockey League) is a professional ice hockey league based in Princeton, New Jersey, with teams scattered across the United States and Canada, generally regarded as a tier below the American Hockey League. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1981-82 NHL season was the 65th season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1993-94 NHL season was the 77th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1974-75 NHL season was the 58th season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1991-92 NHL season was the 75th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1992-93 NHL season was the 76th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 2003-04 NHL season was the 87th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... 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The Canucks started the tradition of "Towel Power". During the 1982 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Canucks were playing the Chicago Blackhawks when Vancouver coach Roger Neilson, fed up with the performance of the officials in the game, placed a white towel on the end of a hockey stick and held it up in mock of surrender (white flag). Towel Power is an unofficial term used in several sports, predominantly in North America, to describe the waving of towels by fans at stadiums and arenas in order to give a morale boost to the home team. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1981-82 NHL season was the 65th season of the National Hockey League. ... The Chicago Blackhawks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... Roger Paul Neilson, CM (June 16, 1934 - June 21, 2003) was a National Hockey League coach, and was responsible for many innovations in the game. ...


In the 2006 off-season, the re-building of the Canucks continued just three days after Alain Vigneault's hiring, when Dave Nonis completed a blockbuster trade with the Florida Panthers, trading Todd Bertuzzi, Bryan Allen and Alex Auld for superstar goaltender Roberto Luongo, Lukas Krajicek and a sixth-round draft pick (Sergei Shirokov) in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. Luongo later signed a long-term 4-year, $27-million deal with the Canucks, tying him with Chicago Blackhawks' Nikolai Khabibulin as the highest paid goaltender in the NHL and showing the Canucks' clear intention of making Luongo a franchise goalie. The 2006-07 NHL season was the 89th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Alain Vigneault (b. ... Dave Nonis Dave M. Nonis (born May 25, 1966, Burnaby, British Columbia) is a Canadian former ice hockey player and is current the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Vancouver Canucks, a National Hockey League franchise. ... For the animal species by this name, see Florida Panther. ... Todd Bertuzzi (born 2 February 1975 in Sudbury, Ontario) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player for the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League. ... There are several people named Bryan Allen: Bryan Allen - as of 2004 a player for the Vancouver Canucks in the NHL Bryan Allen - hang glider pilot and amateur cyclist, made famous for pedalling across the English Channel in the Gossamer Albatross This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which... Alexander Auld (born January 7, 1981 in Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada, but raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario) is a professional ice hockey goaltender who currently plays for the Florida Panthers and has also played for the Vancouver Canucks. ... Patrick Roy, an ice hockey goaltender The goaltender, or goalie, in ice hockey is a player who defends the goal net from shots. ... Roberto Luongo (born April 4, 1979, in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender with the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League. ... Lukas Krajicek (born March 11, 1983 in Prostejov, Czechoslovakia) is a Czech professional hockey defenceman playing for the Vancouver Canucks of the NHL. Krajicek was a first round pick, 24th overall for the Panthers in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. ... Sergei Shirokov (born 10 March 1986 in Moscow, Russia, is a Russian ice hockey player. ... The 2006 NHL Entry Draft Logo. ... Nikolai Ivanovich Khabibulin (Russian: , Nikolaj Ivanovič Chabibulin; born January 13, 1973 in Sverdlovsk, USSR, now Yekaterinburg, Russia), nicknamed the Bulin Wall,[2] is an NHL goaltender for the Chicago Blackhawks. ...

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Franchise history

Early years (1970-1982)

Vancouver has a rich hockey tradition. Professional hockey has been played in the city almost continuously since 1911. The city's first professional team, the Vancouver Millionaires, played for the Stanley Cup five times, winning the prized trophy in 1915. It was also home to one of the first artificial ice arenas in North America. After the Millionaires disbanded in 1924, Vancouver was a top minor league city for many years, most notably by the Vancouver Canucks, who played from 1945 to 1970 in the Pacific Coast Hockey League and Western Hockey League. Year 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The Vancouver Millionaires were a professional ice hockey team in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from 1911 to 1926. ... The Stanley Cup (French: ) is an ice hockey club championship trophy, awarded annually to the National Hockey League (NHL) playoffs champion. ... For the rap album, see 1924 (album). ... The Vancouver Canucks are the professional National Hockey League (NHL) ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Pacific Coast Hockey League was an amateur ice hockey league with teams in western United States and Canada that played from 1944 to 1952. ... The Western Hockey League is one of the three hockey Major Junior Tier I leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. ...


With the NHL's westward expansion, it was a foregone conclusion that big-league hockey would return to Vancouver. In fact, the city was so certain of success that it broke ground for a modern arena, the Pacific Coliseum, in 1967. However, when a Vancouver group led by WHL Canucks owner and former Vancouver mayor Fred Hume made a bid for one of the six teams due to join the league in 1967, it was so sloppily prepared that their application was turned down. The Pacific Coliseum. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Frederick J. Hume (2 May 1892 - 17 February 1967) was mayor of Vancouver, British Columbia from 1951 to 1958. ... The National Hockey League added six new franchises for the 1967-68 NHL season, doubling the size of the league. ...


However, three years later, another Vancouver group made a much better presentation, and was awarded an expansion franchise for the price of six million dollars (four million dollars more than it would have cost in 1967). The new team assumed the Canucks name, and joined the league along with the Buffalo Sabres for the 1970-71 season. The 1967-68 NHL season was the 51st regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... {{NHL Team | team_name = Buffalo Sabres | bg_color = #002D62 | text_color = #FDBB30 | logo_image = Sabres. ... The 1970-71 NHL season was the 54th season of the National Hockey League. ...

First NHL Captain: Orland Kurtenbach
First NHL Game: October 9, 1970 vs. Los Angeles Kings
First NHL Victory: October 11, 1970; 5-3 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
First NHL Goal Scored: Barry Wilkins vs. Kings

In defiance of all geographic reality, the Canucks were placed in the powerful East Division for their first four seasons, and although they had a few capable players such as ex-Ranger center Orland Kurtenbach, defencemen Dale Tallon, Jocelyn Guevremont, and winger Dennis Ververgaert, the team failed to make the playoffs during these early years. Realignment in the 1975 season placed the Canucks in the new Smythe Division, and they responded with their first winning record, finishing first in the division. However, their first playoff series had them square off with the dynastic Montreal Canadiens; the team was made short work of. They would have a winning season and make the playoffs the season following, but slip back into losing ways the next two seasons thereafter. During these years, star players included slick playmaker Andre Boudrias, who finished first in team scoring four out of the franchise's first five seasons (and finished second by a single point in the other), forward Don Lever, and Dennis Kearns, to this day the leading scoring defenceman in franchise history. In ice hockey each team has a designated captain. ... Orland Kurtenbach was one of the early stars of the Vancouver Canucks ice hockey club in the National Hockey League (NHL). ... is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Los Angeles Kings are a professional ice hockey team based in Los Angeles, California. ... is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Toronto Maple Leafs (disambiguation). ... Barry Wilkins (born February 28, 1947 in Toronto, Ontario) was a National Hockey League player from 1967-76, playing for the Boston Bruins, Vancouver Canucks and Pittsburgh Penguins. ... Orland Kurtenbach was one of the early stars of the Vancouver Canucks ice hockey club in the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Dale Tallon (b. ... Jocelyn Guevremont (born March 1, 1951 in Montreal, Quebec) is a retired former professional ice hockey player who was selected third overall in the 1971 NHL Amateur Draft by the Vancouver Canucks. ... Dennis Ververgaert (born March 30, 1953 in Grimsby, Ontario) is a retired former NHL ice hockey player who played 583 games with the Vancouver Canucks, Philadelphia Flyers and Washington Capitals after being drafted third overall in the 1973 NHL Entry Draft from the London Knights. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1974-75 NHL season was the 58th season of the National Hockey League. ... The NHLs Smythe Division was formed in 1974 as part of the Clarence Campbell Conference. ... The Montreal Canadiens (French: ) are a professional ice hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... Andre Boudrias (born September 19, 1943 in Montreal, Quebec) was a former NHL ice hockey player. ... Donald Richard Cleaver Lever (born November 14, 1952 in South Porcupine, Ontario, Canada) is a former professional ice hockey left winger who played 15 seasons in the National Hockey League from 1972-73 until 1986-87. ... Dennis McAleer Kearns (born September 27, 1945, Kingston, Ontario) is a retired professional ice hockey defenceman who is the career leading defence scorer for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League. ...


After the team's winning season in 1976, Vancouver would not have another winning team for another sixteen seasons. For most of that time, however, they were much more competitive than their record indicated; they only missed the playoffs six times. The classic NHL shield logo The 1975-76 NHL season was the 59th season of the National Hockey League. ...


1982 Stanley Cup run

After a dozen years of unremarkable play, the Canucks finally made an impact in the post-season of 1982. After finishing three games under .500 over the course of the regular season, Vancouver flew through the Campbell Conference playoffs, going 11-2 in games against the Calgary Flames, Los Angeles Kings, and Chicago Black Hawks. It should be noted that despite having a losing record, Vancouver had home ice advantage in the first series, having finished second in the Smythe division that season, behind only the Wayne Gretzky-led Edmonton Oilers. The Canucks also had home ice advantage during the second round series against the Los Angeles Kings, after the Kings' unbelievable upset of those same Oilers during the first round The Calgary Flames are a professional ice hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and play out of the Pengrowth Saddledome. ... The Los Angeles Kings are a professional ice hockey team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The Chicago Blackhawks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born 26 January 1961 in Brantford, Ontario) is a retired Canadian-American professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ... The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ...


The Campbell Conference champion Canucks became the Cinderella story of the 1982 playoffs as they made it all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time in franchise history. In doing so, they became the first team from Western Canada to play for the Stanley Cup in 56 years. However, they were promptly swept in four games by the heavily favoured defending champion New York Islanders, disappointingly losing the final game on home ice. That season would prove to be the last one in which Vancouver proved victorious in a playoff series until 1992. The classic NHL shield logo The 1981-82 NHL season was the 65th season of the National Hockey League. ... The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, a hamlet located on Long Island in Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, United States. ... The 1991-92 NHL season was the 75th regular season of the National Hockey League. ...

See also: Towel Power

Towel Power is an unofficial term used in several sports, predominantly in North America, to describe the waving of towels by fans at stadiums and arenas in order to give a morale boost to the home team. ...

Decline and resurgence (1982-1994)

After their improbable Stanley Cup run, the Canucks slipped back into mediocrity for the rest of the 1980s, making the playoffs only four times for the rest of the decade. For most of the second half of the 1980s, they had to fight the Los Angeles Kings for the final playoff spot in the Smythe Division. Whenever they did make the playoffs, they were promptly ousted by the dominant Edmonton Oilers (in 1986) or now-powerful Calgary Flames (in 1983, 1984 and 1989). Due to the way the playoffs were structured, the Canucks faced the certainty of having to get past either the Oilers, Flames, or both to get to the Conference Finals. The Stanley Cup (French: ) is an ice hockey club championship trophy, awarded annually to the National Hockey League (NHL) playoffs champion. ... The Los Angeles Kings are a professional ice hockey team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The NHLs Smythe Division was formed in 1974 as part of the Clarence Campbell Conference. ... The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ... The 1985-86 NHL season was the 69th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Calgary Flames are a professional ice hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and play out of the Pengrowth Saddledome. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1982-83 NHL season was the 66th season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1983-84 NHL season was the 67th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The 1988-89 NHL season was the 72nd season of the National Hockey League. ...


Notable players during the 1980s included diminutive, though long-serving captain, Stan Smyl, who retired the franchise leader in most scoring categories, Swedish imports Thomas Gradin and Patrik Sundstrom, penalty minute king Tiger Williams, who led the NHL in penalty minutes during two of his seasons with the Canucks, hardrock defenceman Harold Snepsts, one of the most popular players in franchise history, and high-scoring right winger Tony Tanti. Stan Smyl (born January 28, 1958 in Glendon, Alberta, Canada) was a member of the NHLs Vancouver Canucks for his entire career, until he retired in 1991. ... Thomas Kjell Gradin (born February 18, 1956 in Solleftea, Sweden) was a professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1978 to 1987. ... Patrik Sundstrom (born 14 December 1961 in Skelleftea, Sweden) is a retired professional ice hockey centre, who played in the NHL for 10 seasons. ... David James Williams was born on the 3 February 1954 in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada. ... Harold John Snepsts (born October 24, 1954, Edmonton, Alberta) was a professional hockey player who played 17 seasons in the National Hockey League - 12 of them with the Vancouver Canucks, three in Red Wings colours, two with the St. ... Tony Tanti (born September 7, 1963 in Toronto, Canada) was a professional ice hockey player. ...


Following the acquisition of Pat Quinn as general manager in 1988, the Canucks rose to prominence in the early 1990s. This rise to power came roughly around the time the Oilers and Flames began to sink in the standings. Unlike the league's other Canadian teams, the Canucks thrived in the new environment created by the rise in player salaries. Led by players such as new captain Trevor Linden, goalie Kirk McLean, and high-scoring sensation Pavel Bure (The Russian Rocket), the Canucks won two consecutive regular season division titles, in 1992 and 1993, though they would be eliminated by the Oilers and Kings during the playoffs, in that order. For the Irish grocery chain entrepreneur, see Quinnsworth John Brian Patrick Pat Quinn (born January 29, 1943, in Hamilton, Ontario),[1] is a former head coach in the National Hockey League, most recently with the Toronto Maple Leafs between 1998 and 2006. ... Trevor Linden, OBC, (born April 11, 1970 in Medicine Hat, Alberta) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. ... Kirk Alan McLean (born June 26, 1966 in Willowdale, Ontario, now part of Toronto), is a retired professional ice hockey goaltender most famous for his long and successful stint with the National Hockey Leagues Vancouver Canucks. ... Pavel Vladimirovich Bure (Russian: ; born on March 31, 1971 in Moscow, USSR) is a former professional ice hockey player. ... The 1991-92 NHL season was the 75th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1992-93 NHL season was the 76th regular season of the National Hockey League. ...


1994 Stanley Cup run

In 1994 the Canucks made their second trip to the Finals, entering the playoffs as the seventh seed in the newly renamed Western Conference. The club had what could be characterized as an off-year during the regular season, but resumed their form during the playoffs. Drawing a first-round matchup with the rival Calgary Flames, the Canucks were victorious in an incredible seven-game series. After trailing the series three games to one, Geoff Courtnall and Trevor Linden won Games 5 and 6 for Vancouver in overtime. Again forcing overtime in Game 7, goaltender Kirk McLean made "The Save", a defining moment in team history, stacking pads on the goal line to stop a near-perfect setup by Theoren Fleury and Robert Reichel, saving the Canucks from elimination. Pavel Bure scored the series-winning goal on a breakaway in the second overtime. Following the massive upset, the Canucks went on to defeat both the Dallas Stars and Toronto Maple Leafs in five games before meeting the Presidents' Trophy-winning New York Rangers in the Stanley Cup Finals. Vancouver achieved victory in Game 1 by a score of 3-2 in overtime, largely in part to a 52-save performance by goaltender McLean. After losing Games 2, 3, and 4, the Canucks won Games 5 and 6 to force a seventh game at Madison Square Garden. Despite a frenzied effort by team captain Linden, who scored two goals (one on a shorthanded breakaway), the Rangers would prevail with a score of 3-2, a loss made more disappointing due to Nathan LaFayette and Martin Gelinas hitting the Ranger goalpost in the dying minutes of the game. The loss was followed by a riot in downtown Vancouver by disappointed fans, many of whom had likely been drinking heavily.[citation needed] Following the riots, the Canucks held a rally at BC Place attended by 40,000 fans, who congratulated the team for their effort. The 1993-94 NHL season was the 77th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The Calgary Flames are a professional ice hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and play out of the Pengrowth Saddledome. ... Overtime, in ice hockey, is a method of determining the winner and loser of ice hockey matches should a game be tied after regulation. ... Theoren Wallace Fleury (born June 29, 1968 in Oxbow, Saskatchewan, Canada, raised in Russell, Manitoba, Canada) is a former professional ice hockey player. ... Robert Reichel (born June 25, 1971 in Litvinov, Czech Republic) is a professional ice hockey centre who played in the National Hockey League for the Calgary Flames, New York Islanders, Phoenix Coyotes and Toronto Maple Leafs. ... ‹ The template below (current sport-related) is being considered for deletion. ... For other uses, see Toronto Maple Leafs (disambiguation). ... The Presidents Trophy is an award presented by the National Hockey League (NHL) to the team which finishes with the best record in the league during the regular season. ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, and known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City. ... Nathan LaFayette (born February 17, 1973 in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada) was an ice hockey player in the NHL. He played for the St. ... Martin Gélinas () (born June 5, 1970 in Shawinigan, Quebec, Canada) is a professional ice hockey forward. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... BC Place Stadium is Canadas first domed stadium. ...


Return to mediocrity (1994-2001)

After the 1994 playoff run, Vancouver continued to be a force for the next two seasons. Expectations were high and the team would soon move into its new arena, General Motors Place. Head coach Quinn stepped down to focus on his duties as a general manager, and was replaced by assistant Rick Ley, who was later succeeded by Tom Renney. Russ Courtnall and Alexander Mogilny were acquired via trade from the Dallas Stars and Buffalo Sabres, respectively, in an effort to further improve offence; Russ was reuinted with his brother Geoff, and Alexander was reunited with his former CSKA Moscow linemate, Pavel Bure. However, the team was swept in the second round by the Chicago Blackhawks in 1995 and defeated in the first round by the Stanley Cup-winning Colorado Avalanche in 1996, a season in which Bure suffered a season-ending injury early on. During the 1996-97 season, Bure suffered another season-ending injury, and despite strong performances by players such as Martin Gelinas and Mogilny, the Canucks missed the playoffs. General Motors Place (nicknamed The Garage and GM Place), sponsored by General Motors Canada, is an indoor arena at 800 Griffiths Way in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... Rick Ley (born November 2, 1948 in Orillia, Ontario) was a professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League (NHL) and World Hockey Association (WHA). ... Tom Renney (born March 1, 1955 in Cranbrook, British Columbia) is a Canadian ice hockey coach, currently head coach of the New York Rangers of the NHL. He has also coached in the Canadian Hockey League and has coached the Canadian national mens hockey team. ... Russ Courtnall Russ Courtnall (born on January 2, 1965 in Duncan, British Columbia) is a former National Hockey League player. ... Alexander Mogilny (Александр Геннадиевич Могильный, Aleksandr Gennadijevič Mogilnyj) born on February 18, 1969, in Khabarovsk, USSR (now Russia) is a professional ice hockey player. ... ‹ The template below (current sport-related) is being considered for deletion. ... {{NHL Team | team_name = Buffalo Sabres | bg_color = #002D62 | text_color = #FDBB30 | logo_image = Sabres. ... Geoffrey Geoff Courtnall (born 18 August 1962) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1983 to 2000. ... HC CSKA Moscow (Central Sports Army Hockey Club Moscow, Russian: ХК ЦСКА Москва) is a Russian ice hockey club. ... The Chicago Blackhawks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The 1994-95 NHL season was the 78th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The Colorado Avalanche are a professional ice hockey team based in Denver, Colorado, United States. ... The 1995-96 NHL season was the 79th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1996-97 NHL season was the 80th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... Martin Gélinas () (born June 5, 1970 in Shawinigan, Quebec, Canada) is a professional ice hockey forward. ...


In the 1997 off-season, the Canucks made a big splash and signed free agent Mark Messier to a lucrative three-year deal. Also during the off-season was a change upstairs; GM Pat Quinn was fired and replaced with a management committee. Renney was fired and Mike Keenan assumed coaching and general manager duties; when given the latter power, he split up the core of the 1994 team, even trading away fan-favorite and until then, career-Canuck, Trevor Linden to the New York Islanders; this trade would net the Canucks future impact player Todd Bertuzzi. Later on in the season, Brian Burke assumed the duty of general manager, after a stint as NHL vice-president. Not to be confused with Marc Messier, an actor from Quebec. ... The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, a hamlet located on Long Island in Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, United States. ... Todd Bertuzzi (born 2 February 1975 in Sudbury, Ontario) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player for the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League. ... Brian Burke (born June 30, 1955 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an executive in the National Hockey League and currently the general manager and executive vice president of the Anaheim Ducks. ...


Suffering their worst season of the decade in 1998-99, Keenan was fired midway through and replaced with Marc Crawford (who had won the Stanley Cup with the 1996 Colorado Avalanche). Pavel Bure, unhappy with playing in Vancouver, held out for the season, and was dealt to the Florida Panthers in a blockbuster deal which landed the Canucks blue-chip defenceman Ed Jovanovski. The Canucks missed the post-season again, but the payoff for the dreadful season was the chance to draft future stars Daniel and Henrik Sedin second and third overall in the Entry Draft that year. Marc Crawford at the 2006 NHL Awards Ceremony. ... For the animal species by this name, see Florida Panther. ... Ed Jovanovski Ed Jovanovski (born June 26, 1976 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian professional hockey player who plays for the National Hockey Leagues Vancouver Canucks. ...


During the 1999-00 season, expectations were low for the Canucks. However, they surprised all by fighting for a playoff spot during the entire season, only dropping out of the hunt on the second to last game. Several players showed signs of the superstars they would become, notably, Todd Bertuzzi and Markus Naslund. Alexander Mogilny was traded to the New Jersey Devils for Denis Pederson and future offensive stalwart, Brendan Morrison. At season's end, Messier would leave to return to the Rangers, and Naslund was selected to be the new captain of the team. Todd Bertuzzi (born 2 February 1975 in Sudbury, Ontario) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player for the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League. ... Markus Näslund (born July 30, 1973, in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden) is a professional Swedish ice hockey player and is currently the captain of the Vancouver Canucks in the National Hockey League. ... Dennis Pederson (born September 10, 1975 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan) is a professional ice hockey player currently playing with the Berlin Polar Bears of the Deutsche Eishockey-Liga in Germany. ... Brendan Morrison (born August 15, 1975 in Pitt Meadows, British Columbia) is a professional ice hockey player in the NHL, playing centre for the Vancouver Canucks. ...


"West Coast Express" years (2001-2005)

Under new general manager Burke and new coach Crawford, the Canucks had once again become a playoff contender. The team held their training camp in Stockholm in 2000, and participated against Swedish and Finnish teams in the NHL Challenge. These years were the heyday of the "West Coast Express" line, which consisted of high-scoring left-winger Markus Naslund, centre Brendan Morrison and power-forward right wing Todd Bertuzzi. The rebuilt Canucks team returned to the playoffs in 2001 (capturing the eighth and final position on the last day of the season), appearing in the playoffs for the first time since 1996. Being the eighth seed, the weaker Canucks drew the powerful, first-place Colorado Avalanche as opponents; the Avs dominated the Canucks in the absence of Naslund, who had suffered a broken leg during the season. The following season saw the return of exiled captain Trevor Linden, and another matchup with the top seed in the West, this time the Detroit Red Wings. This series was highlighed by a surprising 2-0 series lead taken by Vancouver, which was erased, following a weak goal allowed by netminder Dan Cloutier from centre ice on Niklas Lidstrom. Detroit would win four straight games en route to a Stanley Cup championship. 2003 saw personal highs in the Canucks organization; Naslund finished the season with 104 points, enough for second-highest in the league. Bertuzzi finished fifth with 97. In goal, Cloutier posted a franchise record 7 shutouts. Winning a playoff series for the first time in eight years against the St. Louis Blues, a 3-1 series lead against the upstart Minnesota Wild would crumble away as the Wild won three straight, completing their second upset of the playoffs. In 2004, Todd Bertuzzi would damage, some say irreparably, his reputation when he attacked Steve Moore of the Colorado Avalanche and was convicted of assault in a British Columbia court. His early exit from the season that year, and an injury to Dan Cloutier during the playoffs, resulted in Vancouver's first round loss to the Calgary Flames, who would go on to compete in the Stanley Cup Finals. The NHL Challenge series allows select NHL teams to travel outside of North America to conduct training camp and participate in exhibition games. ... The 2000-01 NHL season was the 84th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 2001-02 NHL season was the 85th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... Wikinews has related news: NHL: Detroit wins the 2008 Stanley Cup The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan, and current Stanley Cup champions. ... Dan Cloutier (born on April 22, 1976 in Mont-Laurier, PQ, CAN) is a professional ice hockey goaltender with the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League (AHL). ... Nicklas Erik Lidström (born April 28, 1970, in Västerås, Sweden) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman in the National Hockey League playing for the Detroit Red Wings. ... The St. ... The Minnesota Wild is a professional mens ice hockey team based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. ... For other persons named Steve Moore, see Steve Moore (disambiguation). ...


It was Brian Burke who coined the phrase "Goalie Graveyard", when referring to the Canucks' long-standing history of having troubles between the pipes. Before the lockout of 2004-05, Burke did not have his contract renewed by the Canucks and was replaced by Dave Nonis, who had been assistant general manager and Director of Hockey Operations. Burke was hired by the Anaheim Mighty Ducks. Dave Nonis Dave M. Nonis (born May 25, 1966, Burnaby, British Columbia) is a Canadian former ice hockey player and is current the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Vancouver Canucks, a National Hockey League franchise. ... The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim are a National Hockey League team based in Anaheim, California. ...


Post-Lockout (2005-2006)

The 2005-06 season began with much promise; some hockey analysts picked the Canucks as Stanley Cup favourites. Under new general manager Nonis, free agent activity in the summer prior to the 2005-06 season saw players such as Anson Carter and Richard Park arrive in Vancouver. However, the team failed to meet expectations and completed the regular season in a disappointing 9th place in their Conference — narrowly missing a playoff position to the Edmonton Oilers; this caused debate about the effect of the point awarded for an overtime or shootout loss, recently instituted by the NHL. The season was characterized by under-achieving play, most notably in the first line of Naslund, Bertuzzi, and Morrison, which was expected to produce higher point totals under the new league rules. Morrison had a career-high 84 penalty minutes. Meanwhile, his wingers, Bertuzzi and Naslund, had a combined -37 in Plus/Minus Rating. Vancouver's highest-scoring line was the second line of Carter and the Sedin twins. The Stanley Cup (French: ) is an ice hockey club championship trophy, awarded annually to the National Hockey League (NHL) playoffs champion. ... Anson Carter (born June 6, 1974 in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger currently playing for HC Lugano. ... Richard Park (Korean: 박용수) (born May 27, 1976 in Seoul, South Korea) is an American professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League. ... The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ... The NHL Plus-Minus Award is awarded annually to the player in the National Hockey League that leads the league in plus/minus. ...


Luongo era (2006-Present)

On April 25, 2006, the Canucks fired Crawford; he was hired by the Los Angeles Kings. Alain Vigneault, who had just coached Vancouver's AHL affiliate, the Manitoba Moose, to a 102-point season, was hired as his replacement on June 20, 2006. The re-building of the Canucks continued just three days after Vigneault's hiring, when Nonis completed a blockbuster trade with the Florida Panthers, trading Todd Bertuzzi, Bryan Allen and Alex Auld for Roberto Luongo, Lukas Krajicek and a sixth-round draft pick (Sergei Shirokov) in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. Florida fan-favourite Luongo initially claimed to be "surprised" with being traded. He later signed a long-term 4-year, $27-million deal with the Canucks, which includes a no-trade clause after the first year, tying him the Chicago Blackhawks' Nikolai Khabibulin as the highest paid goaltender in the NHL and showing the Canucks' clear intention of making Luongo a franchise goalie. With the acquisition of Luongo, previous starting goaltender Dan Cloutier was dealt to the Los Angeles Kings on July 5, 2006. The Los Angeles Kings are a professional ice hockey team based in Los Angeles, California. ... Alain Vigneault (b. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Manitoba Moose are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... For the animal species by this name, see Florida Panther. ... Bryan Allen (born August 21, 1980, in Kingston, Ontario) is a professional Ice Hockey Defenceman in the NHL, playing for the Vancouver Canucks. ... Alexander Auld (born January 7, 1981 in Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada, but raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario) is a professional ice hockey goaltender who currently plays for the Florida Panthers and has also played for the Vancouver Canucks. ... Roberto Luongo (born April 4, 1979, in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender with the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League. ... Lukáš Krajíček (born March 11, 1983 in Prostějov, Czechoslovakia) is a Czech professional hockey defenceman playing for the Vancouver Canucks of the NHL. Krajíček was a first round pick, 24th overall for the Panthers in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. ... The 2006 NHL Entry Draft Logo. ... The Chicago Blackhawks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... Nikolai Ivanovich Khabibulin (Russian: , Nikolaj Ivanovič Chabibulin; born January 13, 1973 in Sverdlovsk, USSR, now Yekaterinburg, Russia), nicknamed the Bulin Wall,[2] is an NHL goaltender for the Chicago Blackhawks. ... Franchise Player is a modern term used in sports to describe an elite athlete who is usually considered to be the best player, and most recognizable figure, on his team. ...


On September 12, 2006, the Philadelphia Flyers offered restricted free agent Ryan Kesler a one-year, $1.9 million dollar contract, forcing the Canucks to either match the offer or lose his rights. Kesler, the Canucks' first-round draft pick in 2003, scored 10 goals and had 13 assists in 82 games for the Canucks in 2005-06. The offer was considered high for a young player with relatively low stats, and Bobby Clarke, the now ex-general manager of the Flyers, received criticism for the move. The offer was matched on September 14, 2006. The offer made by the Flyers was the first offer sheet extended to a restricted free agent in eight years, and the first following the 2004-05 NHL lockout. The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Ryan Kesler (b. ... Robert Earle Clarke, O.C. (born August 13, 1949 in Flin Flon, Manitoba), better known as Bobby Clarke, is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey centre who played his entire National Hockey League (NHL) career with the Philadelphia Flyers. ...


On April 7, 2007, the Canucks won the Northwest Division title for the second time in three seasons with an overtime win over the San Jose Sharks. The win also gave goalie Roberto Luongo his 47th of the season, tying him for the previous single-season win record with Bernie Parent, which had been eclipsed during the same season by New Jersey Devils netminder Martin Brodeur. The San Jose Sharks are a professional ice hockey team based in San Jose, California, United States. ... Bernard Marcel Parent (born April 3, 1945 in Montreal, Quebec) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender. ... The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. ... Martin Pierre Brodeur (IPA: ) (born May 6, 1972, in Montreal, Quebec) is a professional ice hockey goaltender who has played his entire National Hockey League career with the New Jersey Devils. ...


The Canucks opened the 2007 playoffs with a quadruple-overtime win against their first-round opponents, the Dallas Stars. The game was the longest in club history and the sixth longest in league history. Also in this game, the Canucks set a record for shots against, allowing 76. In seven games, the Canucks prevailed despite a lack of goal-scoring; Stars goalie Marty Turco recorded three shutouts in the series, becoming the only goalie to earn three shutouts in a losing effort. Marty Turco (born August 13, 1975 in Sault Ste. ...

Towel Power in the 2007 Playoffs
Towel Power in the 2007 Playoffs

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Following the playoffs, coach Vigneault received the Jack Adams Award for his efforts in the Canucks' 49-win season. The Jack Adams Award is awarded annually to the National Hockey League coach adjudged to have contributed the most to his teams success. ...


The 2007-2008 season did not begin especially well, with key injuries beginning from training camp. Defensemen Sami Salo and Lukas Krajicek were both injured in October, while Kevin Bieksa was severely cut by the skate blade of Vernon Fiddler of the Nashville Predators on November 1st. Captain Markus Naslund, whose production had been declining in the years since the days of the West Coast Express, went on a hot streak in November, and the team as a whole did well that month, which was dubbed "A November to Remember." In fact, with a 9-2-2 record, the Canucks had compiled the best record in the league during the month of November. Sami Salo Sami Salo (born September 2, 1974, in Turku, Finland) is a Finnish professional ice hockey defenseman. ... Lukas Krajicek (born March 11, 1983 in Prostejov, Czechoslovakia) is a Czech professional hockey defenceman playing for the Vancouver Canucks of the NHL. Krajicek was a first round pick, 24th overall for the Panthers in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. ... Kevin Bieksa (born on June 3, 1981 in Grimsby, Ontario, Canada) is a National Hockey League defenceman for the Vancouver Canucks. ... Vernon Fiddler(born May 9, 1980 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a professional ice hockey center who currently plays for the Nashville Predators of the NHL. Fiddler was not drafted by an NHL team. ... The Nashville Predators are a professional ice hockey team based in Nashville, Tennessee. ...


December saw defenseman Aaron Miller record his first goal in nearly four years in a 5-0 shutout win against the New Jersey Devils as the Canucks went on a home winning streak. January and February did not turn out well for the injury-riddled team, which lost ironman Brendan Morrison to wrist surgery until March, as well as defencemen Mattias Ohlund and Willie Mitchell for some time to concussion and back problems, respectively. Aaron Miller (born August 11, 1971 in Buffalo, New York) is a professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for the Los Angeles Kings of the NHL. Miller was drafted in the 5th round, 88th overall by the New York Rangers in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. ... The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. ... Brendan Morrison (born August 15, 1975 in Pitt Meadows, British Columbia) is a professional ice hockey player in the NHL, playing centre for the Vancouver Canucks. ... Mattias Öhlund (born September 9, 1976) is a Swedish professional ice hockey player for Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League. ... Willie Mitchell (born April 23, 1977 in Port McNeill, British Columbia, Canada) is a professional ice hockey defenceman. ...


The trade deadline saw only one change for the team, with agitating left-winger Matt Cooke being traded to the Washington Capitals for left-winger Matt Pettinger. During the nine-game divisional stretch to close the season, the Canucks were again without Ohlund, who had suffered bone chips in his knee; as well, they lost promising rookie forward Mason Raymond to an MCL sprain and Morrison, again, to an ACL tear. Matt Cooke (born September 7, 1978 in Belleville, Ontario) is a professional ice hockey player. ... The Washington Capitals are a professional ice hockey team based in Washington, D.C.. They are members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Matt Pettinger (born October 22, 1980 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a professional ice hockey left winger who currently plays for the Washington Capitals of the NHL. Pettinger was drafted in the 2nd round, 43rd overall by the Washington Capitals in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. ... Mason Raymond (born September 17, 1985, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada is a professional ice hockey player for the Vancouver Canucks. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... ACL is a three-letter acronym that may refer to: Access control list, a computer security concept Acle railway station, a United Kingdom railway station with the National Rail station code ACL Acorn Computers, a British computer company AFC Champions League, an annual Asian football competition Agent communication language, a...


Coming up short in these crucial games, the Canucks missed the playoffs for the second time in three years, coming up three points short. The final game of the season, played on home ice, saw the possibly-retiring Trevor Linden hailed as the first star of the game and given a standing ovation on a 7-1 loss to the Calgary Flames. Trevor Linden, OBC, (born April 11, 1970 in Medicine Hat, Alberta) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. ... The Calgary Flames are a professional ice hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and play out of the Pengrowth Saddledome. ...


On April 14, 2008, the Canucks management fired general manager Dave Nonis. Nine days later, former player agent Mike Gillis was named as his replacement.[1] Dave Nonis Dave M. Nonis (born May 25, 1966, Burnaby, British Columbia) is a Canadian former ice hockey player and is current the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Vancouver Canucks, a National Hockey League franchise. ... Mike David Gillis (born December 1, 1958 in Sudbury, Ontario) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player. ...


On May 29, 2008, the Vancouver Canucks lost a promising young prospect in 2005 10th overall draft pick, defenseman Luc Bourdon who died in a motorcycle crash near his hometown of Shippigan, New Brunswick. Luc Bourdon (born on February 16, 1987 in Shippagan, New Brunswick) is a highly touted Canadian hockey defenceman, and is widely predicted to become a high ranking defender in the National Hockey League. ...


Team Information

Ownership

From 1988 to 1997, the Vancouver Canucks were owned by shrewd local businessman and philanthropist Arthur Griffiths, who had inherited the ownership from his father, Frank. However, he was forced to sell his majority interest in the Canucks after overextending his resources trying to build a new arena, General Motors Place. As a result, he sold his majority share to American billionaire, John McCaw. Arthur Griffiths was the owner of the NHLs Vancouver Canucks from 1988 until selling the team in 1997 to Seattle-based billionaire John McCaw, Jr. ... Frank Griffiths (died 1974) was a Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada enterpreneur. ... General Motors Place (nicknamed The Garage and GM Place), sponsored by General Motors Canada, is an indoor arena at 800 Griffiths Way in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... John McCaw shared ownership of the NHLs Vancouver Canucks with Francesco Aquilini until November 8th, 2006. ...


On November 17, 2004, the Aquilini Investment Group, headed by Francesco Aquilini, purchased a 50% share in Orca Bay Sports and Entertainment, (the owners of both the Canucks franchise and General Motors Place) from John McCaw. Prior to the sale, Aquilini and two business partners, Tom Gaglardi and Ryan Beedie, had negotiated with Orca Bay for several months without concluding an agreement. In January 2005, Gaglardi and Beedie filed a lawsuit against Aquilini and Orca Bay, alleging that Aquilini and Orca Bay had acted in bad faith in concluding a deal using information obtained from their joint offer. 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... // On January 28, International Olympic Committee Vice-President Kim Un-yong is arrested on charges of corruption in Seoul. ... Francesco Aquilini shares ownership of the NHLs Vancouver Canucks with John McCaw. ... The Vancouver Canucks logo Orca Bay Sports and Entertainment is a large sports and entertainment company in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada previously owned by Seattle billionaire John McCaw. ...


On Wednesday, November 8, 2006, Aquilini, along with his brothers Roberto and Paolo, purchased the remaining 50% of the Vancouver Canucks and General Motors Place from McCaw.[2][3]


In May 2007, Gaglardi and Beedie's civil lawsuit over Aquilini's purchase reached the Supreme Court of British Columbia. The court ruled for Aquilini, on 10 January, 2008. The court held that there was no legal partnership between Aquilini, Beedie, and Gaglardi, and that McCaw was free to sell the team to anyone he wished. [4] // 1 : College Football - In a game remembered for its numerous trick plays, including a hook and lateral and a Statue of Liberty play, the Boise State Broncos defeat the Oklahoma Sooners 43-42 to win the Fiesta Bowl in dramatic fashion. ... Supreme Court of British Columbia is the superior court for the Canadian province of British Columbia. ...


Logos and jerseys

The team has gone through thirteen different logo and jersey changes in its history.

the "Stick-in-Rink", 1970-78; alternate logo, 2003-2007.
the "Stick-in-Rink", 1970-78; alternate logo, 2003-2007.

The team's first NHL jerseys, worn from the inaugural season of 1970-71 (modified for the 1972-73 season) until the end of the 1977-78 season, featured a blue rink-shaped rectangle with a hockey stick in it forming the letter "C", designed by North Vancouver artist, Joe Borovich. A modified version of this logo is still in use, as a shoulder patch on the team's current jerseys. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


In 1978, aiming for a more aggressive image, the organization asked a San Francisco design agency, Beyl & Boyd, to design new outfits. These new outfits consisted of a huge yellow, red-orange, and black striped "V" coming down from the shoulders (suggesting "victory", according to its designers). It is generally considered to be one of the worst uniforms in NHL history (hockey writer Stephen Cole referred to it looking like 'a punch in the eye'). The classic NHL shield logo The 1977-78 NHL season was the 61st season of the National Hockey League. ...

the "Flying Skate", 1978-1997.
the "Flying Skate", 1978-1997.

The "Flying V" theme was abandoned in 1985, to feature the team's emblem on the front rather than the "V" (the emblem had previously been worn only on the arms). The logo consisted of the word "Canucks" in a diagonal slant as part the blade of a skate. The logo, with its laser-like design, was sometimes referred to as the "Star Wars" logo, the "waffle iron", the "plate of spaghetti", and most commonly, the "Flying Skate". The yellow home jerseys were scrapped in 1989 in favor of more conventional white ones, and the triangular shoulder stripes which adorned the post-"V" jerseys were discarded as well. The new incarnation was worn from 1989-92, when a subtle change was made — and went largely unnoticed for the rest of the jersey's lifespan. The orange was changed to red, and the deep "gold" colour was changed to a much brighter yellow, reportedly because jersey-maker CCM no longer produced the required hues. In 1996, an alternate jersey was introduced, retaining the "Flying Skate" logo, but using a salmon colour graduating to black near the bottom. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The 1985-86 NHL season was the 69th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... This article is about the series. ... CCM, formerly an initialism for Canada Cycle & Motor Co. ...

Orca logo, 1998-2007.

In 1997 the Canucks unveiled a new logo, in which a Haida-style orca (killer whale) breaking out of a patch of ice forms a stylized "C". The logo has been much-maligned, accused of being a blatant reference to their parent company, Orca Bay (now Canucks Sports and Entertainment). At the time, general manager Pat Quinn discussed wanting to have a West Coast colour scheme, and overall West Coast themes in the logo; the colour scheme included blue, red, and silver. Beginning in 2001, an alternate jersey was utilized, with contrasting shoulder patches and a blue-to-maroon graduated colour in the body. In 2006 these gradient-coloured alternate jerseys were officially replaced with the popular, royal blue "Stick-in-Rink" uniforms from the 1970s. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The 1997-98 NHL season was the 81st regular season of the National Hockey League. ... This article is about the people. ... The Vancouver Canucks logo Orca Bay Sports and Entertainment is a large sports and entertainment company in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada previously owned by Seattle billionaire John McCaw. ... For the Irish grocery chain entrepreneur, see Quinnsworth John Brian Patrick Pat Quinn (born January 29, 1943, in Hamilton, Ontario),[1] is a former head coach in the National Hockey League, most recently with the Toronto Maple Leafs between 1998 and 2006. ... The 2006-07 NHL season was the 89th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ...

"The Stick-in-Rink", modified; alternate logo, 2007-.
"The Stick-in-Rink", modified; alternate logo, 2007-.

Little more than halfway through the 2006-07 season, the Canucks announced that they would be changing their jerseys once again. While a report in February 2007 suggested the new scheme would be revealed on August 1, 2007, the new jersey was actually unveiled prior to training camp, on August 29, 2007. It featured the same orca design present on their previous jerseys, but the colour scheme was updated to their "retro" colours of royal blue and kelly green. Additionally, the word "Vancouver" was added to the chest area above the orca. This move was seen as a way to connect the NHL Canucks team to that of the WHL team, whose members wore uniforms with the word "Canucks" along the top in a similar arched design. The actual jerseys themselves were changed to the Rbk Edge design, along with all other teams in the NHL. The introduction was largely greeted with disappointment from fans and sports commentators, who criticized the uniforms for looking like a "copy and paste" of those from the past. The Vancouver Sun described the new look as "decidedly unpopular." [5] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The 2006-07 NHL season was the 89th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Rbk Edge is the name of a new line of ice hockey jerseys designed by Reebok. ...


Media

After a relationship with CKNW stretching since the Canucks joined the NHL in 1970, the Canucks entered into a new radio broadcast deal in 2006 with The Team 1040 -- an AM sports/talk station. John Shorthouse continues to call the play-by-play, as he has since 1999. He is joined with colour commentary by Tom Larscheid, who has been with the broadcasts since 1977. The games air on 14 stations across British Columbia. In addition to national TV broadcasts on Hockey Night in Canada and on TSN, the Canucks also have arrangements with Rogers Sportsnet Pacific to air 47 games (as of 2007-08 season). Additional games air on pay-per-view. Jim Hughson is currently the main TV broadcaster for the Canucks on both HNIC and Rogers Sportsnet. On Friday, May 25, 2007, the Canucks and Sportsnet signed a multi-year contract that will keep the channel as the club's primary broadcaster. Under the agreement, Sportsnet Pacific will air 47 games in the 2007-08 NHL season and beginning this year select games will be broadcasted in HD for the first time ever.[6] CKNW is the leading talk radio station in Vancouver, British Columbia. ... CKST is a radio station located in Vancouver, BC, Canada currently owned by CTVglobemedia. ... AM broadcasting is radio broadcasting using Amplitude Modulation. ... John Shorthouse is a Canadian radio sports broadcaster, based in Vancouver. ... Play-by-play, in broadcasting, is a North American term and means the reporting of a sporting event with a voiceover describing the details of the action of the game in progress. ... Tom Larscheid is a Canadian radio sports broadcaster, currently serving as the colour commentator for the Vancouver Canucks on Vancouvers Team 1040 Radio. ... Motto: Splendor sine occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Steven Point Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 36 Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th Total 944... See TV (disambiguation) for other uses and Television (band) for the rock band European networks National In much of Europe television broadcasting has historically been state dominated, rather than commercially organised, although commercial stations have grown in number recently. ... Hockey Night in Canada (HNIC) is a popular television broadcast of National Hockey League games in Canada, produced by the CBC. Hockey Night consistently remains one of the highest-rated Canadian programs on television. ... The Sports Network (commonly known as TSN) is a Canadian English language cable television specialty channel and is Canadas leading English language sports television channel. ... Sportsnet redirects here. ... Pay-per-view is the name given to a system by which television viewers can call and order events to be seen on TV and pay for the private telecast of that event to their homes later. ... -1... is the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Sportsnet redirects here. ... Sportsnet redirects here. ... The 2007-08 NHL season is the 90th season of the National Hockey League. ... Projection screen in a home theater, displaying a high-definition television image. ...


Season-by-season record

This is a partial list of the last five seasons completed by the Canucks. For the full season-by-season history, see Vancouver Canucks seasons This is a list of seasons completed by the Vancouver Canucks. ...


Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes


Records as of April 6, 2008.[7]

Season GP W L T1 OTL Pts GF GA PIM Finish Playoffs
2003–04 82 43 24 10 5 101 235 194 1274 1st, Northwest Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 3–4 (Flames)
2004–05 Season cancelled due to 2004–05 NHL lockout
2005–06 82 42 32 8 92 256 255 1477 4th, Northwest Out of playoffs
2006–07 82 49 26 7 105 222 201 1st, Northwest Lost in Conference Semifinals, 1–4 (Ducks)
2007–08 82 39 33 10 88 213 215 5th, Northwest Out of playoffs
1 As of the 2005–06 NHL season, all games will have a winner; the OTL column includes SOL (Shootout losses).

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Players

Current roster

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Goaltenders
# Player Catches Acquired Place of Birth
1 Flag of Canada Roberto Luongo L 2006 Montreal, Quebec
41 Flag of Canada Curtis Sanford L 2007 Owen Sound, Ontario
Defencemen
# Player Shoots Acquired Place of Birth
2 Flag of Sweden Mattias Ohlund L 1994 Pitea, Sweden
3 Flag of Canada Kevin Bieksa R 2001 Grimsby, Ontario
4 Flag of the United States Aaron Miller R 2007 Buffalo, New York
5 Flag of the Czech Republic Lukas Krajicek L 2006 Prostejov, Czechoslovakia
6 Flag of Finland Sami Salo R 2002 Turku, Finland
8 Flag of Canada Willie Mitchell L 2006 Port McNeill, British Columbia
18 Flag of Canada Mike Weaver R 2007 Bramalea, Ontario
23 Flag of Sweden Alexander Edler L 2004 Ostersund, Sweden
Forwards
# Player Position Shoots Acquired Place of Birth
7 Flag of Canada Brendan MorrisonA C L 2000 Pitt Meadows, British Columbia
9 Flag of Canada Taylor Pyatt LW L 2006 Thunder Bay, Ontario
14 Flag of Canada Alexandre Burrows RW L 2005 Pincourt, Quebec
15 Flag of Canada Byron Ritchie C L 2007 Burnaby, British Columbia
17 Flag of the United States Ryan Kesler C R 2003 Livonia, Michigan
19 Flag of Sweden Markus NaslundC RW L 1996 Ornskoldsvik, Sweden
20 Flag of Canada Jeff Cowan LW L 2006 Scarborough, Ontario
21 Flag of Canada Mason Raymond RW L 2005 Calgary, Alberta
22 Flag of Sweden Daniel Sedin LW L 1999 Ornskoldsvik, Sweden
25 Flag of Canada Matt Pettinger LW L 2008 Edmonton, Alberta
26 Flag of the United States Ryan Shannon C L 2007 Darien, Connecticut
27 Flag of Canada Brad Isbister RW R 2007 Edmonton, Alberta
33 Flag of Sweden Henrik Sedin C L 1999 Ornskoldsvik, Sweden
42 Flag of Canada Kyle Wellwood C R 2008 Windsor, Ontario

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Team captains

Note: This list currently includes the NHL captains only.


Orland Kurtenbach was one of the early stars of the Vancouver Canucks ice hockey club in the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Andre Boudrias (born September 19, 1943 in Montreal, Quebec) was a former NHL ice hockey player. ... Chris Oddleifson (born September 7, 1950 in Brandon, Manitoba) is a retired former professional ice hockey player who played 524 NHL games for the Boston Bruins and Vancouver Canucks. ... Donald Richard Cleaver Lever (born November 14, 1952 in South Porcupine, Ontario, Canada) is a former professional ice hockey left winger who played 15 seasons in the National Hockey League from 1972-73 until 1986-87. ... Kevin McCarthy (born July 14, 1957 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) is a former professional ice hockey player who played for the Vancouver Canucks, Philadelphia Flyers and the Pittsburgh Penguins during his career which included an appearance in the 1981 All-Star game in Los Angeles. ... Stan Smyl (born January 28, 1958 in Glendon, Alberta, Canada) was a member of the NHLs Vancouver Canucks for his entire career, until he retired in 1991. ... Dan Quinn (born 1 June 1965 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey centre who played in the NHL for 14 seasons. ... John Douglas Andrew Lidster (born October 18, 1960 in Kamloops, British Columbia) is a retired Canadian ice hockey defenseman. ... Trevor Linden, OBC, (born April 11, 1970 in Medicine Hat, Alberta) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. ... Trevor Linden, OBC, (born April 11, 1970 in Medicine Hat, Alberta) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. ... Not to be confused with Marc Messier, an actor from Quebec. ... Markus Näslund (born July 30, 1973, in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden) is a professional Swedish ice hockey player and is currently the captain of the Vancouver Canucks in the National Hockey League. ...

Honored members

Hall of Famers:

Players
Builders
Broadcasters
  • Jim Robson, Radio, 1960-94; TV, 1985-99, inducted 1992

Retired Numbers Andrew James Bathgate, (born August 28, 1932 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey centre who played 17 seasons in the National Hockey League for the New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings and Pittsburgh Penguins. ... Johnny (The China Wall) Bower (b. ... Anthony James Esposito (born April 23, 1943 in Sault Ste. ... Not to be confused with Marc Messier, an actor from Quebec. ... Cameron Cam Michael Neely (born June 6, 1965, in Comox, British Columbia) played right wing in the National Hockey League from 1983 to 1996. ... Allan Stanley (March 1, 1926 in Timmons, Ontario) was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, Boston Bruins, Philadelphia Flyers and Toronto Maple Leafs. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Frank Griffiths (died 1974) was a Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada enterpreneur. ... John Calverley Jake Milford (born July 29, 1914 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island - December 24, 1984) was a general manager in the National Hockey League. ... Roger Paul Neilson, CM (June 16, 1934 - June 21, 2003) was a National Hockey League coach, and was responsible for many innovations in the game. ... Norman R. Bud Poile (February 10, 1924 – January 4, 2005) was a professional hockey player, coach, general manager, and league executive. ... Jim Robson (born 1935) was a radio broadcaster for the Vancouver Canucks from 1970 to 1994. ...

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First-round draft picks

For full list, see List of Vancouver Canucks draft picks This is a list of draft selections made by the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League during the annual NHL Entry Draft. ...


These are the last ten first-round draft picks for the Vancouver Canucks.


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Franchise scoring leaders

These are the top-ten point-scorers in franchise history. Figures are updated after each completed NHL regular season.


Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games Played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; P/G = Points per game; * = current Canucks player

Player Pos GP G A Pts P/G
Markus Naslund* LW 882 346 410 756 0.86
Trevor Linden C 1138 318 415 733 0.64
Stan Smyl RW 896 262 411 673 0.75
Thomas Gradin C 613 197 353 550 0.90
Pavel Bure RW 428 254 224 478 1.12
Tony Tanti RW 531 250 220 470 0.89
Todd Bertuzzi RW 518 188 261 449 0.87
Don Lever LW 593 186 221 407 0.69
Brendan Morrison* C 543 136 258 394 0.73
Andre Boudrias LW 458 121 267 388 0.85

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Awards and trophies

NHL

Clarence S. Campbell Bowl Clarence S. Campbell Bowl at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Clarence S. Campbell Bowl, or the Campbell Trophy, is a National Hockey League trophy awarded to the Western Conference playoff champions. ...

  • 1981–82, 1993–94

Calder Memorial Trophy Calder Memorial Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Calder Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the best rookie in the National Hockey League. ...

Jack Adams Award Pavel Vladimirovich Bure (Russian: ; born on March 31, 1971 in Moscow, USSR) is a former professional ice hockey player. ... The Jack Adams Award is awarded annually to the National Hockey League coach adjudged to have contributed the most to his teams success. ...

King Clancy Memorial Trophy For the Irish grocery chain entrepreneur, see Quinnsworth John Brian Patrick Pat Quinn (born January 29, 1943, in Hamilton, Ontario),[1] is a former head coach in the National Hockey League, most recently with the Toronto Maple Leafs between 1998 and 2006. ... Alain Vigneault (b. ... King Clancy Memorial Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The King Clancy Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and who has made a significant humanitarian contribution in his community. ...

Lester B. Pearson Award Trevor Linden, OBC, (born April 11, 1970 in Medicine Hat, Alberta) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. ... Lester B. Pearson Award on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Lester B. Pearson Award is awarded annually to the National Hockey Leagues outstanding player in the regular season, as judged by members of the NHL Players Association (NHLPA). ...

NHL Plus/Minus Award Markus Näslund (born July 30, 1973, in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden) is a professional Swedish ice hockey player and is currently the captain of the Vancouver Canucks in the National Hockey League. ... The NHL Plus-Minus Award is awarded annually to the player in the National Hockey League that leads the league in plus/minus. ...

NHL Foundation Player Award Marek Malík (born June 23, 1975 in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia, now Czech Republic) is an ice hockey defenceman, currently playing for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Martin St-Louis (born June 18, 1975 in Laval, Quebec, Canada) is a French Canadian professional ice hockey right winger with the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League. ... The Tampa Bay Lightning are a professional ice hockey team based in Tampa, Florida, USA. They are members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ...


Trevor Linden, OBC, (born April 11, 1970 in Medicine Hat, Alberta) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. ... Vincent Lecavalier (born April 21, 1980 Ile Bizard, Quebec) is a French Canadian professional hockey player who currently plays for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League. ...

Franchise

Further information: Cyclone Taylor Award
Further information: Cyrus H. McLean Trophy
Further information: Babe Pratt Trophy
Further information: Molson Cup
Further information: Fred J. Hume Award
Further information: Most Exciting Player Award (Vancouver Canucks)

The Cyclone Taylor Award is the award given each year to the most valuable player on the Vancouver Canucks (a National Hockey League team). ... The Cyrus H. McLean Trophy is an award given out by the ice hockey Vancouver Canucks of the NHL. It recognizes the Canucks leading scorer over the course of the regular season. ... The Molson Cup is an award presented to a distinguished player on some Canadian hockey teams. ...

Franchise individual records

  • Most Goals in a season: Pavel Bure, 60 (1992-93 & 1993-94)
  • Most Assists in a season: Henrik Sedin, 71 (2006-07)
  • Most Points in a season: Pavel Bure, 110 (1992-93)
  • Most Penalty Minutes in a season: Donald Brashear, 372 (1997-98)
  • Most Points in a season, defenceman: Doug Lidster, 63 (1986-87)
  • Most Points in a season, rookie: Ivan Hlinka; Pavel Bure, 60 (1981-82; 1991-92)
  • Most Wins in a season: Roberto Luongo, 47 (2006-2007)
  • Most Shutouts in a season: Dan Cloutier, 7 (2002-03)
  • Lowest GAA in a season(min 30 GP): Dan Cloutier, 2.27 (2003-04)
  • Best SVP% in a season(min 30 GP): Roberto Luongo, .921 (2006-07)

This is a list of team records held by the Vancouver Canucks. ... Pavel Vladimirovich Bure (Russian: ; born on March 31, 1971 in Moscow, USSR) is a former professional ice hockey player. ... Henrik Sedin (Born September 26, 1980 in Örnsköldsvik) is a Swedish professional ice hockey player for the National Hockey Leagues Vancouver Canucks. ... Pavel Vladimirovich Bure (Russian: ; born on March 31, 1971 in Moscow, USSR) is a former professional ice hockey player. ... Donald Brashear (born January 7, 1972 in Bedford, Indiana, U.S.) is an American-Canadian professional ice hockey forward who currently plays for the National Hockey Leagues Washington Capitals. ... John Douglas Andrew Lidster (born October 18, 1960 in Kamloops, British Columbia) is a retired Canadian ice hockey defenseman. ... Ivan Hlinka (January 26, 1950 - August 16, 2004) was a Czechoslovak professional ice hockey player and coach. ... Pavel Vladimirovich Bure (Russian: ; born on March 31, 1971 in Moscow, USSR) is a former professional ice hockey player. ... Roberto Luongo (born April 4, 1979, in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender with the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League. ... Dan Cloutier (born on April 22, 1976 in Mont-Laurier, PQ, CAN) is a professional ice hockey goaltender with the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League (AHL). ... Dan Cloutier (born on April 22, 1976 in Mont-Laurier, PQ, CAN) is a professional ice hockey goaltender with the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League (AHL). ... Roberto Luongo (born April 4, 1979, in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender with the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League. ...

References

  1. ^ Vancouver Canucks - News: Vancouver Canucks NameMike Gillis General Manager. canucks.nhl.com. Retrieved on 2008-04-25.
  2. ^ TSN.ca, Aquilini group buys rest of Canucks
  3. ^ Business in Vancouver November 14-20, 2006, issue 890, p. 1.
  4. ^ Court feud yields a rare look into Canucks' backroom dealing By Ian Mulgrew. Vancouver Sun, B1. May 8, 2007.
  5. ^ Hansen, Darah (August 29, 2007), “Uniform unveiled”, The Vancouver Sun, <http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=11779383-25dc-4494-9d4a-428dfeb1b97d&k=31762> 
  6. ^ Rogers Sportsnet Continues as Home of Canucks Hockey with 47 Games in 2007-08 Retrieved on May 25, 2007.
  7. ^ Hockeydb.com, Vancouver Canucks season statistics and records.

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See also

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This is a list of current NHL franchise post-season and Stanley Cup droughts. ... Hockey Hall of Fame logo The Hockey Hall of Fame, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is dedicated to the history of ice hockey with exhibits featuring memorabilia and NHL trophies (including the Stanley Cup) along with interactive activities. ... This is a list of all the members of the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, Ontario. ... Rivalries in the National Hockey League (NHL) have occurred between many teams and cities. ... The following is a list of National Hockey League arenas including past, present, and future arenas: // Map of Arenas National Hockey League arenas HP Pavilion Honda Center General Motors Place Staples Center Jobing. ... While the National Hockey League follows the general rules of Ice hockey, it differs slightly from those used in international games organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation such as the Olympics. ... 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The Western Hockey League is one of the three hockey Major Junior Tier I leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. ... The Vancouver Giants are a junior ice hockey team playing in the Western Hockey League (WHL). ... The British Columbia Hockey League is a tier II Junior A ice hockey league under Hockey Canada, a subsection of the Canadian Junior A Hockey League. ... The Burnaby Express are a Tier II Junior A ice hockey team from Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. ... The Langley Chiefs are a Tier II Junior A ice hockey team from Langley, British Columbia, Canada. ... The (South) Surrey Eagles are a Tier II Junior A ice hockey team from Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. ... The Western Womens Hockey League (WWHL) is one of two womens hockey leagues in Canada. ... The British Columbia Breakers is an ice hockey team in the National Womens Hockey League (NWHL). ... Soccer redirects here. ... 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The Western Lacrosse Association, or WLA, is a non-professional, mens Senior A box lacrosse league. ... The Burnaby Lakers are box lacrosse club, based in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. ... The Coquitlam Adanacs are a Canadian box lacrosse team based in Coquitlam, British Columbia. ... The Langley Thunder are a Senior A box lacrosse club, based in Langley, British Columbia, Canada. ... The Maple Ridge Burrards are a Senior A box lacrosse club, based in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada. ... The New Westminster Salmonbellies are a Mens Senior A lacrosse team located in New Westminster, BC. Their home arena is Queens Park Arena. ... The West Central Lacrosse League (WCLL) is a mens Senior C amateur box lacrosse league sanctioned by the British Columbia Lacrosse Association. ... Vancouver Burrards has been the name of several lacrosse teams in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... 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