Vancouver Canucks in History

Events in Sport

  • 1969-12-02 Two years after doubling its size from six to 12, the NHL announces 2 new teams would be joining the League the following year; Buffalo Sabres and Vancouver Canucks
  • 1974-11-30 20th time Islanders shut-out (3-0 vs Canucks)
  • 1977-11-19 Canuck's Ron Sedlbauer fails on 3rd penalty shot against Islanders
  • 1978-03-07 Canuck's Ron Sedlbauer fails on 5th penalty shot against Islanders
  • 1980-01-08 Islander Glenn Resch's 20th shut-out opponent-Canucks 3-0
  • 1982-05-06 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Vancouver Canucks beat Chicago Black Hawks, 4 games to 1
  • 1982-05-16 Stanley Cup Final, Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, BC: 3-peat for NY Islanders; sweep Vancouver Canucks in 4 games with a 3-1 Game 4 win
  • 1984-02-29 Swedish center Patrik Sundström scores a goal and adds 6 assists as Vancouver Canucks beat the Penguins 9-5 in Pittsburgh; just the 3rd player in NHL history to record 6 assists in a road game

Sports record brokenNHL Record

1986-04-02 Paul Coffey of the Edmonton Oilers scores his 47th and 48th goals of the season in an 8-4 win over the Vancouver Canucks to break Bobby Orr's NHL record for most goals by a defenseman

NHL Star Paul Coffey
NHL Star
Paul Coffey
  • 1991-10-04 San Jose Sharks play first NHL game in franchise history, a 4-3 loss in Vancouver; native Californian Craig Coxe scores club's first goal while Jeff Hackett makes an impressive 48 saves

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1993-03-01 Pavel Bure scores twice to become the first player in Vancouver's 23 year history to record 50 goals in an NHL season as Canucks beat the Buffalo Sabres, 5-2 in Hamilton

Ice Hockey Great Pavel Bure
Ice Hockey Great
Pavel Bure
  • 1994-05-24 NHL Western Conference Final: Vancouver Canucks beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 games to 1
  • 1994-06-14 Stanley Cup Final, Madison Square Garden: New York Rangers beat Vancouver Canucks, 3-2 for a 4-3 series victory; Rangers end their record 54-year Championship drought
  • 1997-03-26 NHL announces Anaheim Mighty Ducks & Vancouver Canucks to open 1998 season in Japan
  • 1997-10-03 NHL games played outside North America for the first time; Vancouver Canucks beat Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, 3-2 in Tokyo, Japan

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1998-01-10 Vancouver Canucks veteran center Mark Messier becomes the 6th player in NHL history to record 1,000 assists in a 2-2 tie against the Florida Panthers at General Motors Place

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier
  • 1998-02-20 Vancouver Canucks' right wing Pavel Bure scores 5 goals for Russia in a 7-4 semi-final win over Finland at the Nagano Winter Olympics
  • 1998-02-28 Vancouver Canucks Mark Messier is 4th NHLer to get 1,600 points

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2005-10-05 NHL great Wayne Gretzky makes his coaching debut for the Phoenix Coyotes in 3-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • 2011-05-24 NHL Western Conference Finals: Vancouver Canucks beat San Jose Sharks, 4 games to 1
  • 2011-06-15 Stanley Cup Final, Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC: Boston Bruins defeat Vancouver Canucks, 4-0 for 4-3 series win; Bruins end 39-year Stanley Cup drought
  • 2018-01-28 63rd NHL All Star Games, Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL: Pacific Division All Stars win four-team, 3-on-3 tournament; MVP: Brock Boeser, Vancouver Canucks, RW

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1927-10-06 Phil Maloney, Canadian ice hockey center (NHL: Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Black Hawks) and coach (Vancouver Canucks), born in Ottawa, Ontario (d. 2020)
  • 1951-03-01 Jocelyn Guevremont, Canadian ice hockey defenceman (NHL All Star 1974; Vancouver Canucks, Buffalo Sabres), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1952-10-20 Dave McLelland, Canadian NHL goaltender (Vancouver Canucks), born in Penticton, British Columbia
  • 1960-06-01 Vladimir Krutov, Russian ice hockey forward (Canada Cup 1981; Olympic gold 1984, 88; World C'ship gold 1981, 82, 83, 86, 89; Vancouver Canucks 1989-90), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2012)
  • 1961-05-23 Dave Babych, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks)
  • 1962-03-02 Raimo Summanen, Finnish ice hockey left wing (World C'Ships gold 1995; NHL: Edmonton Oilers, Vancouver Canucks) and coach (Finland; HIFK), born in Jyväskylä, Finland
  • 1963-07-08 Mike Ridley, Canadian NHL center (Vancouver Canucks), born in Winnipeg, Canada
  • 1963-12-02 Rich Sutter, Canadian NHL right wing and broadcaster (Vancouver Canucks, St. Louis Blues; Rogers Sportsnet), born in Viking, Alberta, Canada
  • 1964-12-21 Joey Kocur, NHL right wing (Vancouver Canucks), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1965-01-25 Esa Tikkanen, Finnish NHL left wing (Panthers, Canucks, Olympic bronze 1998), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • 1965-06-02 Russ Courtnall, Canadian ice hockey right wing (1,029 NHL games; Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, Vancouver Canucks, LA Kings), born in Duncan, British Columbia
  • 1965-10-01 Cliff Ronning, Canadian NHL center (1,137 NHL games; Vancouver Canucks, Nashville Predators), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1966-06-26 Kirk McLean, NHL goalie (Vancouver Canucks), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1966-07-16 Jyrki Lumme, Finnish NHL defenseman (Canucks, Finland Olympic bronze 1998), born in Tampere, Finland
  • 1966-12-09 Dana Murzyn, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1966-12-12 Jim Sandlak, NHL right wing (Vancouver Canucks), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • 1968-02-03 Frantisek Kucera, NHL defenseman (Vanc Canucks, Olympic gold 1998), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1968-02-26 Leif Rohlin, Swedish NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks), born in Vasteras, Sweden
  • 1968-12-25 Jim Dowd, American NHL center (Vancouver Canucks), born in Brick Township, New Jersey
  • 1969-06-15 Jesse Belanger, St-georges De Beau, NHL center (Vancouver Canucks)
  • 1969-10-25 Josef Beranek, Czech NHL center (Vancouver Canucks, Olympic Gold 1998), born in Litvinov
  • 1970-01-26 Dean Malkoc, Canadian NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1970-04-11 Trevor Linden, Canadian ice hockey right wing (Canucks, NY Islanders), born in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
  • 1970-06-05 Martin Gelinas, Shawinigan, NHL left wing (Vancouver Canucks)
  • 1970-08-10 Bret Hedican, St-paul, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks)

Person of interestPavel Bure

1971-03-31 Pavel Bure, Russian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (Vancouver Canucks, Florida Panthers), born in Moscow, Russia

Ice Hockey Great Pavel Bure
Ice Hockey Great
Pavel Bure
  • 1971-06-29 Mike Sillinger, Canadian NHL right wing (Vanc Canucks, Anaheim Ducks), born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • 1972-07-01 Corey Hirsch, Canadian NHL goalie (Olympic silver 1994), coach and broadcaster, born in Medicine Hat, Canada
  • 1973-07-03 Adrian Aucoin, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1973-07-30 Markus Naslund, Swedish NHL right wing (Vancouver Canucks), born in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
  • 1974-02-12 Ian Mcintyre, NHL left wing (Vancouver Canucks), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1976-09-09 Mattias Ohlund, Swedish ice hockey player (Vancouver Canucks, Team Sweden 1998), born in Piteå, Sweden

Deaths in Sport

  • 2012-06-06 Vladimir Krutov, Russian ice hockey forward (Canada Cup 1981; Olympic gold 1984, 88; World C'ship gold 1981, 82, 83, 86, 89; Vancouver Canucks 1989-90), dies from liver failure at 52
  • 2020-02-21 Phil Maloney, Canadian ice hockey center (NHL: Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Black Hawks) and coach (Vancouver Canucks), dies at 92