This website concerns the Vancouver Canucks of the NHL including its players, management and prospects. As well, articles and topics will cover the NHL and the broad subject of ice hockey, past, present and future.
The Vancouver Canucks are a professional ice hockey team based in Vancouver. They compete in the National Hockey League (NHL) as a member of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference. The Canucks play their home games at Rogers Arena, which has a seating capacity of over 18,000. Travis Green is the head coach and Jim Benning is the general manager.
The Canucks joined the league in 1970 as an expansion team along with the Buffalo Sabres. In its NHL history, the team has advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals three times, losing to the New York Islanders in 1982, the New York Rangers in 1994 and the Boston Bruins in 2011.
The Canucks have retired six players’ jerseys in their history—Pavel Bure (10), Stan Smyl (12), Trevor Linden (16), Markus Naslund (19), Daniel Sedin (22) and Henrik Sedin (33); all but Bure and Daniel Sedin have served as team captain.
All but Näslund were on one of the three Stanley Cup Finals rosters.
Smyl has the distinction of being the only Canuck to have his jersey number retired at their former arena, the Pacific Coliseum.