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Vancouver Canucks history

By RjN1231
  • Canucks first captain

    Canucks first captain
    Canucks name Orland Kurtenbach as the canucks first ever captain
  • Canucks played their first game in the NHL

    Canucks played their first game in the NHL
    The Vancouver Canucks first ever game was played on October 9, 1970 as they played host to the Los Angeles Kings. In that first game, the Los Angeles Kings built up a 2-0 lead. Then Vancouver Canucks history was made as Barry Wilkens scored the first ever Vancouver Canucks goal. Unfortunately they lost the game 3-1. However their first ever win came after their first game as they built up a 5-0 on the Toronto Maple Leafs and they went on to win 5-3 for their first ever win. During their first ev
  • Canucks make their first playoffs

    Canucks make their first playoffs
    They played against Calgary, Los Angeles, and Chicago blackhawks, in a total record in the playoffs 11-2. It's also the first year the canucks make it to the stanley cup, they were the first team in western Canada to play in the stanley cup finals. They ended up losing the series 4-0 against the Canucks.
  • Pat Quinn new President and GM

    Pat Quinn new President and GM
    Pat Quinn was hired as Canucks president and general manager on Jan. 9, 1987, they were one of the NHL's sorriest franchises, in the midst of their 15th losing season in 17 years. It took a few years, but Quinn now has them on firm footing.
  • Dave Capuano traded

     Dave Capuano traded
    He was traded to the Vancouver Canucks on January 8th 1990 in a trade that sent Capuano, Andrew McBain and Dan Quinn to the Canucks for Rod Buskas, Barry Pederson and Tony Tanti
  • Geoff Courtnall, Cliff Ronning, and Robert Dirk for Garth Butcher and Dan Quinn acquired

    Geoff Courtnall, Cliff Ronning, and Robert Dirk for Garth Butcher and Dan Quinn acquired
    At the trade deadline in 1991, Momesso was dealt to the Vancouver Canucks in a monster six-player deal along with Geoff Courtnall, Cliff Ronning, and Robert Dirk for Garth Butcher and Dan Quinn. The deal would prove to be a heist in favour of Vancouver, as all four players they acquired would be significant contributors for several seasons, and is still regarded is perhaps the best trade in Canuck franchise history
  • Canucks acquire Pavel Bure

    Canucks acquire Pavel Bure
    After prolonged negotiations between the Canucks and the Soviet Ice Hockey Federation, Bure finally got to skate in his first Vancouver practice . Two thousand fans attended. Born in Moscow, Bure has just turned 23. He is 5- foot-10 and is listed at 187 pounds. Surely he shaves; maybe he doesn't. If he tried to walk into your bar, you'd demand to see his ID
  • Second trip to the street Stanley

    Second trip to the street Stanley
    The New York Rangers and Vancouver Canucks met at the arena in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Jeff Brown and Geoff Courtnall each scored twice as the Canucks won the game 4–1 to even the series at three games apiece. Canucks owner Arthur Griffiths called it "the greatest game ever played at Pacific Coliseum." However, they lost the series to New York by a 3–2 score in Game 7
  • Canucks get Markus Naslund

    Canucks get Markus Naslund
    Naslund had 756 points (346-410) in 884 games with the Canucks after being acquired in a trade from Pittsburgh on March 20, 1996 for Alek Stojanov. Naslund's signing came on a day when the Rangers waved goodbye to two Czech veterans: captain Jaromir Jagr and Martin Straka
  • Mark Messier in the Canucks

    Mark Messier in the Canucks
    Even though the Canucks signed him they didn't make it to the playoffs over his 3 year contract.
  • Canucks deliver twins

    Canucks deliver twins
    raded to Chicago by Vancouver with Vancouver's 1st round choice (Pavel Vorobiev) in 2000 Entry Draft for Chicago's 1st round choice (later traded to Tampa Bay - later traded to NY Rangers - NY Rangers selected Pavel Brendl) in 1999 Entry Draft, June 25, 1999 Essentially, Tampa had the first pick, Atlanta was No. 2, Vancouver was No. 3 and Chicago was 4th. The Canucks acquired Chicago's pick to give them the third and fourth picks. But here's the catch: if someone drafts a twin before No. 3, Van
  • 2007 playoff run

    2007 playoff run
    Canucks played in 4 Overtimes against the dallas stars on the first game, they won as the Sedin brothers score. But Dallas came back and forced a game 7, I guess it was just a wake up call for the canucks as they won 4-1. But a tought enemy Anaheim Ducks, Canucks ended up losing the series 4-2, maybe because Luongo lost focus in the OT clinching goal
  • Trevor Linden retires

    Trevor Linden retires
    Vancouver Canucks forward Trevor Linden officially announced his retirement, 20 years to the day after the Canucks selected him with the 2nd overall pick in the 1988 National Hockey League Entry Draft at the Montreal Forum.
  • Another bald guy, Sundin

    Another bald guy, Sundin
    37-year-old Sundin the biggest free-agent acquisition in Canuck history and a player who could make the difference between a good team and a superior one, looked better by the end than he did at the beginning
  • Canucks celebrate 40 years in the NHL

    Canucks celebrate 40 years in the NHL
    Canucks are celebrating their 40th year in the National Hockey League, they will make this special by wearing Alernative Jersey (the old Jersey), ring of honours, they will reperesent players that contribute well to the Canucks franchisse.