The Edmonton Oilers are a Canadian based professional ice hockey team that plays in beautiful city Edmonton, Alberta.
Founded in Vancouver in 1994, the Vancouver Canucks are one of the best professional ice hockey teams in the world. The franchise is a member of the National Hockey League (NHL), in the North Division. The team plays at the Rogers Arena, which has a national capacity of 18,910. The team is one of the most important assets to the city of Vancouver.
25 Incredible Facts About The Vancouver Canucks
- 1. Francesco Aquilini is the chairman of the Vancouver Canucks, which are owned by Canucks Sports & Entertainment. He is a successful businessman and one of the most recognized people in his field.
- 2. The team’s colours are Blue, Green and White.
- 3. Kurtenbach led the team as its first captain.
- 4. There has never been a playoff series between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Vancouver Canucks in the 20th century.
- 5. The first goalie in franchise history to reach his first final was King Richard Brodeur. He appearanced in 1982.
- 6. Andre Boudrias was received from St. Louis in the team's first trade on June 10, 1970.
- 7. It was the 1970-71 season that saw the Vancouver Canucks join the league.
- 8. The Canucks have played in three Stanley Cup Finals. In 1994 and 2008, it faced the Rangers, in 1982 faced the Islanders, and in 2011 ended up facing the Bruins.
- 9. The Canucks played their first NHL season out of Pacific Coliseum (now Rogers Arena).
- 10. In 1975, the team made their debut in the playoffs.
- 11. The greatest number of penalty minutes were awarded to Gino Odjick in the 20th century.
- 12. Stan Smyl’s number 12 and Trevor Linden’s jersey number 16 were the second pair to be retired.
- 13. As early as 1982, Tiger Williams became the first teammate to score in overtime in a playoff game.
- 14. The 2008-2009 season marked the first time in 40 years that a goalie got the honor of being named captain.
- 15. Barry Wilkins was the first player to score a goal for the Vancouver Canucks.
- 16. A Canucks legend, Mark Messier played for the club from 1997 through 2000.
- 17. Previously, the team played in the Northwest Division.
- 18. On his first outing with the Canucks, Greg Adams scored four goals.
- 19. In their very first NHL game, the Canucks lost to the L.A. Kings.
- 20. Team Canada's 2002 Winter Olympic gold medalist Ted Jovanovski won gold with Team Canada.
- 21. Sedin is the franchise leader in goals with 393.
- 22. The franchise record for most hat tricks is held by Tony Tanti and Markus Naslund (10).
- 23. The most wins in franchise history go to Roberto Luongo with 252.
- 24. Mark Naslund, Todd Bertuzzi and Brendan Morrison were known as the West Coast Express in the years 2002-2003.
- 25. Both the Buffalo Sabres and Vancouver Canucks joined the NHL the same year (1970-1971).