Vancouver Canucks

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The Vancouver Canucks are a professional ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Canucks joined the NHL in the expansion of 1970, but before this the team first began play in 1945 in the old amateur (later minor pro) Pacific Coast Hockey League, which evolved into the original Western Hockey League in 1952. The Canucks play in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference at Rogers Arena. The Canucks have never won the Stanley Cup but made it to the Stanley Cup finals in 1982, 1994 and 2011. The captain position on the team is currently vacant due to the retirement of Henrik Sedin at the end of the 2017-18 NHL season.

Canuck is slang for a Canadian person and is used in a number of other Canadian sporting team names and elsewhere in Canadian Industry.

Roster

Goaltenders

  • 25 - Jacob Markstrom
  • 31 - Anders Nilsson

Defensemen

  • 55 - Alex Biega
  • 4 - Michael Del Zotto
  • 23 - Alexander Edler
  • 44 - Erik Gudbranson
  • 27 - Ben Hutton
  • 5 - Derrick Pouliot
  • 51 - Troy Stetcher
  • 8 - Christopher Tanev
  • 90 - Patrick Wiercioch

Forwards

  • 47 - Sven Baertschi
  • 83 - Jay Beagle
  • 6 - Brock Boeser
  • 21 - Loui Eriksson
  • 88 - Adam Gaudette
  • 77 - Nikolay Goldobin
  • 60 - Markus Granlund
  • 53 - Bo Horvat
  • 17 - Josh Leivo
  • 64 - Tyler Motte
  • 40 - Elias Pettersson
  • 26 - Antoine Roussel
  • 59 - Tim Schaller
  • 20 - Brandon Sutter
  • 18 - Jake Virtanen

Retired player numbers

  • 10 - Pavel Bure (1991–1999; number retired November 2, 2013)
  • 12 - Stan Smyl (1978–1991; number retired November 3, 1991)
  • 16 - Trevor Linden (1988–1998, 2001–2008; number retired December 17, 2008)
  • 19 - Markus Naslund (1996-2008; number retired December 11, 2010)

Player numbers removed from circulation by the Canucks (not officially retired)

  • 11 - Wayne Maki (1970–1973; removed following Maki's death from brain cancer on May 1, 1974; only worn since then by Chris Oddleifson [1974–1976] and Mark Messier [1997–2000] during their Canucks tenures)
  • 28 - Luc Bourdon (2006–2008; removed following Bourdon's death in a motorcycle crash on May 29, 2008)
  • 37 - Rick Rypien (2005–2010; removed after Rypien committed suicide on August 15, 2011)
  • 38 - Pavol Demitra (2008–2010; removed following Demitra's death in a plane crash on September 7, 2011; only worn since then by Victor Oreskovich [2010–2011] and Derek Joslin [2011–2013] during their Canucks tenures)

Team's Official Website