Canucks Rumors & News

  • Budaj, Pearson power Kings past Canucks

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles third-string goaltender Peter Budaj made a point to get the puck from the Kings' 4-3 shootout victory Saturday. It's not because it was the first win in the first game in which he was thrust into the spotlight as the Kings' new starting goaltender after groin..." October 23

  • Ducks slip past Canucks with two late goals

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- As the Anaheim Ducks reverse their early skid, the Vancouver Canucks are struggling to maintain their initial success. Nick Ritchie and Corey Perry scored late in the third period to give Anaheim a 4-2 win over the Canucks on Sunday night in front of a sellout crowd of..." October 23

  • Canucks top Sabres to become last unbeaten team

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The result was the same, but the Vancouver Canucks followed a different path to win their fourth consecutive game and tie a franchise record for the best start to a season. Jannik Hansen collected his 100th career goal, and Daniel Sedin scored the Canucks'..." October 21

  • A healthy Brandon Sutter has been a difference-maker for undefeated Vancouver

    Pro Hockey Talk "Brandon Sutter only got to play 20 games last season, his first as a Canuck, and the 33 games he missed with a hernia, quickly followed by the 29 games he missed with a broken jaw, were held up by the head coach and management as a prime reason that Vancouver struggled so badly. Not everyone..." October 21

  • College hockey goalie lives the dream after signing one-day contract with Canucks

    Fox Sports "Matt Hewitt knew there was a chance he would get a get a call from the Vancouver Canucks when their starting goaltender, Ryan Miller, went down with an injury. When it happened, he called it "a dream come true." The University of British Columbia goalie was recruited to serve as an emergency..." October 21

  • Canucks' Henrik Sedin gets OT winner vs. Blues

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The Vancouver Canucks keep finding ways to win. This time Henrik Sedin who was the hero, scoring at 1:40 of overtime to give the Canucks a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues. Vancouver improved to 3-0-0 despite trailing heading into the third period in..." October 19

  • Canucks Sign Canadian College Goaltender To Emergency Professional Try-out

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Vancouver Canucks have signed University of British Columbia goaltender Matt Hewitt to a one-day professional try-out contract after Ryan Miller hurt himself hours before game time. Hewitt is in his fourth year with the UBC Thunderhawks after spending three years with the Regina Pats of the..." October 18

  • Canucks rally for OT win over Hurricanes

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Just two games into the NHL season, Vancouver Canucks center Brandon Sutter already has a new nickname. "Mr. Clutch finishes it off again," Canucks defenseman Ben Hutton said with a laugh. Sutter scored 32 seconds into overtime to give Vancouver a 4-3,..." October 17

  • No hearing scheduled for Virtanen after Nordstrom incident

    Pro Hockey Talk "Vancouver forward Jake Virtanen isn’t scheduled for a disciplinary hearing after shoving the head of Carolina’s Joakim Nordstrom into the boards, an NHL spokesman confirmed. As seen above, the incident occurred early in the third period of Sunday’s game, which the Canucks won 4-3 in..." October 17

  • Sutter leads Canucks to shootout win over Flames

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- A night that started out with a strange goal ended with center Brandon Sutter scoring in a shootout to give the Vancouver Canucks a 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Saturday night. The Flames took a 1-0 lead in the first period when Canucks right winger..." October 16

  • McKenzie explains potential for NHL lockout in 2020

    Today's Slapshot "NHL Insider Bob McKenzie made an appearance on Toronto’s SiriusXM NHL Network Radio Friday afternoon. Having broken the news of Rickard Rakell’s six-year contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks a short time earlier, McKenzie was asked about the seeming wave of longer-length contracts across..." October 14

  • Canucks Sign Jack Skille to One-Year Contract "Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have signed forward Jack Skille to a one-year, one-way contract worth $700,000. Skille, 29, appeared in four pre-season games with Vancouver, registering eight shots along with five penalty minutes. During the..." October 13

  • Emerson Etem claimed off waivers by Anaheim Ducks

    The Province "Emerson Etem is now an ex-Canuck and a reborn Duck. The winger, placed on waivers Wednesday by the Canucks to open a roster spot for Jack Skille, has been claimed by the team he first skated in the NHL for, the Anaheim Ducks. The 24 year old skated in 39 games for the Canucks last year,..." October 13

  • 10 surprises on opening night rosters "With the NHL season set to begin Wednesday, each of the 30 teams announced its 23-man roster. As expected, Auston Matthews, the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs, and Patrik Laine, the No. 2 pick by the Winnipeg Jets, made their teams. But there were plenty of other young..." October 12

  • 31 bold predictions for 2016-17 season

    TSN "Go bold or go home. The task at hand on the eve of the 2016-17 season is to make one bold prediction for all 31 National Hockey League franchises. By nature, the end result is either all or nothing, spot on or utterly insane. There is no comfortable middle ground. Last year, it wasn’t so..." October 12

  • Canucks assign defenceman Troy Stecher to Utica

    The Province "Troy Stecher will have to wait. The Vancouver Canucks announced a couple of roster moves on Thanksgiving Day, and the young defenceman was on the short list of those headed to Utica. Despite a strong preseason showing, Stecher was always in tough to make the opening-day roster. But he’s..." October 11

  • Report: 2016-17 trade deadline will be on March 1

    Pro Hockey Talk "TVA’s Renaud Lavoie tweeted out two important deadlines for NHL teams to consider on Friday. NHL teams must finalize their rosters by Tuesday at 5 p.m. ET. The trade deadline is set for March 1 at 3 p.m. ET. This conflicts with earlier word that it would be on Feb. 28. Both are..." October 08

  • NWHL player Harrison Browne comes out as a transgender man

    ESPN "Before Harrison Browne could walk, he could skate. Last season the 23-year-old forward nicknamed "Brownie" helped his pro hockey team in Buffalo to the championship series, and with the season opener Friday, Buffalo aims for more than just a shot at a title in 2016-17. "It's the first game..." October 07

  • NHL has mid-January deadline for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL has until Jan. 15 to come to an agreement with the IOC, but whether the NHL decides to go or not, Capitals owner Ted Leonsis says he'll support Alexander Ovechkin. While there’s been some negativity on the side of both the NHL and the International Olympic Committee about the..." October 07

  • NHL point projections: How we see 2016-17 season unfolding

    USA Today "The only guarantee about the NHL standings in 2016-17 is that they won’t look like the 2015-16 standings. Historically, there’s usually a significant change in who makes the playoffs and who doesn’t. This past season, the NHL had five new playoff qualifiers. In 2014-15, seven playoff teams..." October 04

  • Why Brendan Gaunce needs to be on the Canucks

    The Province "Brendan Gaunce had an off night but still looked like he belongs in the NHL, whether it's on the wing or in the middle If the preseason ended now, Brendan Gaunce would need to be on the Canucks as much as Chris Tanev would need to be off their power play. But this is just the midway point...." October 02

  • Daly: NHL could skip 2018 Olympics and return in 2022

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL’s participation in the 2018 Olympics is in Pyeongchang, South Korea is still undetermined, and on Tuesday deputy commissioner Bill Daly didn’t sound overly optimistic about the chances of their players taking part. At a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday before the first game of the..." September 27

  • Canucks sign Jack Skille to PTO "Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have signed right wing Jack Skille to a professional try-out contract. Skille, 29, appeared in 74 games with the Colorado Avalanche last season, registering 14 points (8-6-14) along with 11 penalty minutes. The 6-1,..." September 19

  • ‘Make no mistake,’ Ryan Miller is still the No. 1 goalie in Vancouver

    The Province "But what about Jacob Markstrom and his fancy new contract? Training camp doesn’t even officially start until the end of the week but we’re already in the thick of Canucks gossip." September 19

  • Team Canada enters World Cup of Hockey as betting favourite

    Sportsnet "Team Canada’s 3-2 win over Russia in their pre-tournament finale has solidified their spot atop the odds to win the World Cup of Hockey at sportsbooks monitored by Canada tallied two wins in three pre-tournament contests, but have been forced to make a number of roster changes..." September 17

  • Jordan Subban has ‘a great opportunity’ to prove himself to Canucks

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Vancouver Canucks scored the second-fewest goals in the NHL last season, in part because they got so little offensive push from their blue line. So it’s no surprise that Jordan Subban has become a popular topic in Vancouver as training camp approaches. The 21-year-old defenseman had 36..." September 16

  • Canucks add Ruutu, Sheppard on tryout contracts

    Today's Slapshot "The Vancouver Canucks have a lot of forward positions up in the air this season – and two of those could be filled by players the team has extended professional tryout contracts to as training camp grows closer. The Canucks agreed to PTOs with both Tuomo Ruutu, who most recently played with the..." September 13

  • New Goalie Equipment Rules For 2016-17 Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL will have at least one new goaltending equipment restriction this season: slimmer hockey pants. 2016-17 was supposed to usher in a new era of streamlined goaltending equipment, but manufacturer delays pushed those changes back until further notice. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly stated..." September 13

  • Should the Canucks sign Kris Versteeg?

    The Province "Kris Versteeg is back on the NHL market. He signed this summer with Bern of the Swiss NLA, but apparently that deal has fallen through, according to TSN’s Darren Dreger. The insurance complications which apparently scuttled his contract may have to do with hip surgery Versteeg underwent four..." September 07

  • Daly: NHL is happy with CBA, no ‘storm clouds on the horizon’

    Pro Hockey Talk "According to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, the league is happy with how the current CBA is working and doesn’t think “there is anything major that would need fixing.” Translation: Daly doesn’t foresee another work stoppage, at least from the NHL’s perspective. “I think there’s a general..." September 06

  • Sweden names Henrik Sedin captain at World Cup "Vancouver Canucks center Henrik Sedin couldn't call it a dream come true because he never once dared to dream of the honor he officially received Monday. Sedin was named the captain for Team Sweden in the World Cup of Hockey 2016. Canucks left wing Daniel Sedin and Ottawa Senators defenseman..." September 05

  • Manny Malhotra retires, could be hired by Canucks

    The Province "His playing days over, the former Canucks centreman is now looking for an NHL team take his career to its next stage — coaching Manny Malhotra may soon be rejoining the Vancouver Canucks organization. The former centreman, who suffered a devastating eye injury months before the Canucks’ run..." September 04

  • NHL to add meldonium to banned substances list

    The Hockey News "Meldonium use has become a hot-button issue over the past several months, and the NHL is taking steps to ensure its players aren’t taking the substance. Russian news outlet TASS reported Tuesday that meldonium will be added to the list of substances banned by the NHL ahead of the coming season...." August 31

  • Power shifting from West to East in NHL

    SI "In any sport, league conferences are rarely created equal, and the NHL is no exception. Since 2010, the West has branded itself as the modern, faster-paced incarnation of hockey. The Chicago Blackhawks (Stanley Cups in 2010, '13, '15) and Los Angeles Kings (2012, '14) have done the loudest talking..." August 31

  • Bovada gives Canada best odds at 2016 World Cup of Hockey

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s no secret that Canada’s been on a strong run at the international level, and it’s no surprise that they’re considered the favorites heading into the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Seriously, just look at the B Team put together by The Hockey News’ Mike Brophy; even with the strange hook of..." August 29

  • Friedman shares latest intel on top NHL RFAs

    Today's Slapshot "Fresh off his Olympic work assignment, Sportsnet NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman dove back into the hockey scene on Tuesday evening with an appearance on NHL Network that covered the status of some of the top restricted free agents. Sean Monahan’s name was recently removed from that list, with..." August 23

  • Stars' Hamhuis looking to provide experience, 'sound' defense

    Sports Day "Dan Hamhuis is pretty familiar with Lindy Ruff, having played for the Stars coach on the gold medal Canadian team at the 2014 Olympics. But the veteran defenseman, who signed with Dallas as a free agent in July, said he does have one change he would like to make in his relationship with his new..." August 20

  • Jerseys, pucks at World Cup will include tracking chips

    The Score "The future is now for hockey. The NHL held a press conference Wednesday to discuss the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, including the introduction of brand new technology. It was unveiled that both pucks and player jerseys will feature computer chips that track player speed, distance between..." August 17

  • U.S. Senator says NHL sending ‘conflicting, mixed messages’ on concussions, CTE

    The Hockey News "In late July, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman responded to questions from U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal about hockey and its link to concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Bettman wrote that research indicated no clear link could be drawn between the sport and CTE, and Blumenthal..." August 16

  • Gudbranson and Kulikov ready to move on after Florida Panthers overhaul

    Miami Herald "The Florida Panthers will have a much different looking defensive unit next season with three who started in their opening round playoff series against the Islanders elsewhere. Two of them, however, are still in town. Dmitry Kulikov and Erik Gudbranson remain in South Florida, spending their..." August 13

  • Bettman: NHL participation in 2018 Olympics not a current priority

    The Score "As of right now, the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang are not on Gary Bettman's mind. The NHL commissioner was at Busch Stadium on Tuesday to discuss January's Winter Classic between the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks, but touched on other topics during his press conference. One of the..." August 11

  • NHL preseason schedule highlighted by arena debuts "The 2016-17 NHL preseason schedule, released Wednesday, features the first games at two NHL arenas. On Sept. 26, the second day of the 15-day, 106-game schedule, the Edmonton Oilers open Rogers Place with a split-squad game against the Calgary Flames. Edmonton also will host the Anaheim Ducks..." August 10

  • Dates NHL Fans Should Have Marked on Their Calendars for the 2016-17 Season

    Bleacher Report "The National Hockey League will be celebrating its 100th anniversary this season, and it should be a special one. There will be four outdoor games featuring some big rivalries and historic firsts, and new NHLers will be introduced to hockey's biggest stage and play important roles for their new..." August 09

  • Benning: ‘We’re still talking to other teams about potential trades’

    Today's Slapshot "Canucks general manager Jim Benning was on Vancouver’s TSN 1040 on Friday afternoon. On where he is in the process of trying to add another winger, either via trade or free agency, and if there are any active discussions with key guys that could potentially impact the top six: “We’re looking..." August 06

  • Canucks sign Juolevi to entry level contract "Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed defenceman Olli Juolevi to a three-year entry level contract. “Olli is a talented all-around defenceman with high hockey sense who will be a big part of our organization’s future,” said Jim Benning. “He’s..." August 06

  • Ranking the 31 NHL general managers

    The Score "Every day this week, theScore's hockey editors are evaluating NHL teams on a different level of management. This time, we're focusing on the GMs, ranking them based on salary cap and asset management, as well as draft history. Farm systems Head coaches General managers Owners (Thursday, Aug...." August 03

  • Canucks’ Rodin says he’s ‘not 100 percent but getting close’ after freak knee injury

    Pro Hockey Talk "Anton Rodin will be among a lengthy list of right wingers looking to compete for a roster spot with the Vancouver Canucks for next season. Originally selected by the Canucks in 2009, and after having gone back to play professionally in Sweden, where he began to light it up offensively, Rodin..." July 30

  • Agent: Sam Gagner closer to signing, Canucks in the mix

    The Score "Unrestricted free agent Sam Gagner is getting closer to signing a new contract, with a number of teams, including the Canucks, in the mix, Gagner's agent told News 1130 in Vancouver on Friday. The 26-year-old forward appeared in 53 games for the Philadelphia Flyers last season, recording eight..." July 30

  • Linden: Virtanen must earn his spot on Canucks roster

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Vancouver Canucks are loaded with question marks for next season. One of them will be about what is best for the development of right winger Jake Virtanen, who will turn 20 years old next month and is coming off his first NHL campaign. He scored seven goals and 13 points in 55 games as a..." July 29

  • Canucks' Linden: Juolevi to play in OHL next season

    The Score "The Vancouver Canucks don't plan to rush 2016 first-round pick Olli Juolevi. President of hockey operations Trevor Linden joined TSN 1040 on Tuesday and admitted that while he likes what he sees from the young defenseman, he might not join the big club next season. "His ability to process..." July 27

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