Canucks Rumors & News

  • Canucks’ Edler out 4-6 weeks with MCL Sprain

    Sportsnet "Vancouver Canucks defenceman Alex Edler will miss 4-6 weeks due to a sprained knee ligament. Head coach Travis Green confirmed the news Saturday after the team’s morning skate. Edler, who has one assist in three games this season, sprained his medial collateral ligament in Thursday’s game..." October 14

  • Derek Dorsett's pride, pace, pesky play spark shutdown winger

    The Province "Derek Dorsett seemed stunned by the summation. Reminded that his projected role with the Vancouver Canucks has been widely scrutinized — he may not be an every day player because of what the 30-year-old winger has endured with his health and the taxing game he must play — he paused for a moment..." October 09

  • Canucks' Darren Archibald being considered by Hockey Canada for Olympics

    Sporting News "Earning an NHL contract is the top priority for Utica Comets’ Darren Archibald this season; however, while at Vancouver Canucks training camp in September the undrafted forward received an unexpected phone call. The 27-year-old was notified by Hockey Canada that he is being considered for a..." October 09

  • Canucks coach Green might limit Boeser, Virtanen to 50-60 games

    Pro Hockey Talk "Jake Virtanen and Brock Boeser are the Vancouver Canucks’ future, but fans might not see nearly as much of them as they’d like this season. Per the Vancouver Province: Green has already acknowledged that in a tough division and conference and with a brutal travel schedule, Virtanen and..." October 09

  • Penguins send D Pouliot to Canucks

    TSN "The Vancouver Canucks have acquried Derrick Pouliot from the Pittsburgh Penguins for defenceman Andrey Pedan and a 2018 fourth-round pick. Pouliot, 23, appeared in 11 games with the Penguins last season, failing to post a point. He scored seven goals and added 16 assists in 46 games at the AHL..." October 03

  • Virtanen rests his case to crack Canucks’ roster

    Sportsnet "When looking at Jake Virtanen’s individual stat line Saturday night, it was impossible to ignore two numbers. The 21-year-old Vancouver Canuck, trying to reset his National Hockey League career after a false start that sent him to the minors last season, scored his fourth goal in his sixth..." October 01

  • Virtanen proving he’s up to the challenge of cracking Canucks roster

    Pro Hockey Talk "Will Jake Virtanen begin the year in the American Hockey League? Or has the 2014 sixth-overall pick done enough this preseason to crack the Canucks’ opening night roster? The 21-year-old forward has 65 games worth of NHL experience since he was selected, but with the number of forwards in camp..." September 30

  • Alexander Burmistrov trying to define role with Canucks

    Sporting News "Don't let Alexander Burmistrov's standing in the Canucks' depth chart fool you. There aren't many more compelling tales than the one he's scribed since first making the jump to the NHL as an 18-year-old eight seasons ago. At one point, it looked Burmistrov might be the type of building block..." September 29

  • NHL Board of Governors discuss place of anthems before games

    Sportsnet "“It” wasn’t supposed to even be on the agenda at Wednesday’s NHL Board of Governors meeting. This was supposed to be a regular, run-of-the-mill meeting in New York City to rubber stamp a rule change, and get regular updates from various league departments. “It” was a discussion about..." September 29

  • Report | Blues expected to sign Scottie Upshall

    Fanrag Sports "Forward Scottie Upshall has spent the preseason on a professional tryout with the Vancouver Canucks, but he will now reportedly be heading to the St. Louis Blues to sign a deal for the 2017-18 season, according to Irfaan Gaffar of Sportsnet. He is expected to sign a new deal on Friday. For..." September 29

  • Olympic roster decisions starting to take shape

    Sportsnet "As the parent of a five-year-old, my interest in minor hockey has grown exponentially the last few years. He’s a decent skater, but isn’t sure he wants to play. Despite that, you’re trying to learn everything you can. Toronto is a funny place for minor hockey. A friend of mine who used to coach..." September 28

  • NHLPA issues statement in support of players’ peaceful protests

    Sportsnet "The NHL Players’ Association officially joined the political conversation on Wednesday. In an email sent to players by executive director Donald Fehr, the NHLPA stated that any players who would like to participate in peaceful protests of their own “would of course have the full support of the..." September 28

  • Huge step? Doctors may find a way to identify CTE in living NHL players

    Pro Hockey Talk "Pro Football Talk’s Josh Alper and TSN’s Rick Westhead pass along what could be a breakthrough Boston University study – or at least the early stages of a breakthrough – in how concussions/CTE are handled in sports. The key: after only being able to study brains of deceased athletes, there’s a..." September 27

  • A new No. 1: McDavid edges Crosby in TSN's Top 50 player poll

    TSN "Not even back-to-back Conn Smythe trophies were enough for Sidney Crosby to hold off Connor McDavid for one more year. For the first time in the eight-year history of TSN’s Top 50 player poll, Crosby was knocked off his perch as the projected No. 1 player in the NHL, as decided by a panel of 22..." September 26

  • NHL’s Bettman says he respects players’ views on political issues

    Sportsnet "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman says he respects players’ views on political and social issues and "people are going to have to decide what makes them comfortable." Several pro hockey players have commented President Donald Trump’s call for protesting NFL players to be fired...." September 26

  • IIHF release Olympic hockey schedule

    TSN "Canada opens defence of its Olympic men's hockey gold Feb. 15 versus Switzerland and women's gold Feb. 11 against Russia. The International Ice Hockey Federation released the ice hockey schedules and matchups Monday for the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Canada's women, who are..." September 25

  • Canucks assign Jordan Subban, six others to AHL camp

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks have assigned seven players, including defenceman Jordan Subban, to training camp with the AHL’s Utica Comets. Subban, the younger brother of Nashville’s P.K. Subban, has spent that last two seasons with Utica after being drafted in the fourth round by Vancouver in 2013." September 23

  • Canucks’ Horvat out a week with upper-body injury

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Canucks will resume their preseason schedule on Thursday, although it appears right now that Bo Horvat will likely not be in the lineup. Just prior to puck drop against the L.A. Kings on Saturday, the Canucks announced that Horvat is expected to be out a week with an upper-body..." September 23

  • Canucks could be in tricky situation with defenceman Erik Gudbranson

    The Athletic "The first three months of the 2017-18 season may very well determine Erik Gudbranson's future with the Vancouver Canucks. If he plays well, a long-term contract extension could be signed early in the new year. If, on the other hand, he doesn't play well, Canucks management could be facing..." September 21

  • Eriksson looks to bounce back after ‘tough start’ with Canucks

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Canucks signed Loui Eriksson last summer, with the hopes he’d help give them a boost in scoring. It didn’t quite turn out that way — at least not during Eriksson’s first year of a lucrative six-year, $36 million contract with the Canucks. He scored only 11 times with 24 points in 65..." September 20

  • NHL goalies won’t wear smaller chest protectors this season

    Sportsnet "NHL goalies will get to wait another year until they are required to downsize their chest protectors, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The proposal to reduce the size of certain pieces of goaltender equipment — specifically their chest protectors and pants — was discussed at last..." September 18

  • Report: Anton Rodin can head back to Sweden if he doesn’t make Canucks

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Vancouver Canucks drafted Anton Rodin in the second round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. That’s a long time ago. But the 26-year-old has yet to establish himself as a regular in their lineup. Last season, he was limited to just three games because of a significant knee injury. This year,..." September 15

  • Green’s NHL experiences can help Virtanen flourish with Canucks

    Sportsnet "Travis Green was going to be a star. Anyone who remembers him piling up points for the Spokane Chiefs at the end of the 1980s would have sworn it. Green was a strong, rangy centre. Besides his size, the boy from Castlegar, B.C., had terrific hands and enough toughness to survive. It was only..." September 15

  • IIHF president Rene Fasel shoots down talk of late NHL Olympics deal

    Sportsnet "Although the NHL said in April that it would no longer be participating in the 2018 Olympics, there has been hope that the league, IIHF and IOC would still be able to strike a late agreement to ensure a best-on-best tournament. A month after the NHL’s announcement, IIHF president Rene Fasel..." September 13

  • Green on Virtanen: Time in AHL a ‘great learning situation’

    Sportsnet "There are few prospects more polarizing in the NHL than Vancouver’s Jake Virtanen. Whatever your opinion, what’ll matter to Virtanen is that of his coach. And Travis Green sounds pretty confident that Virtanen can still grow into a solid NHL player. “Some people think being sent down to the..." September 12

  • NHL players survey: 21 of 31 say Quebec City should be next for expansion

    USA Today "If the NHL decides to add a 32nd team, players would want it to be located in Quebec City, Quebec. USA TODAY Sports polled 31 high-profile players at the NHL/NHL Players' Association media tour and 21 (67.7%) chose Quebec as the venue the league should next embrace. Seattle finished second..." September 11

  • Players’ Tribune article doesn’t extinguish Sedins’ NHL future questions

    Sportsnet "For once, Daniel and Henrik Sedin have failed. Their heartfelt love letter to Vancouver and the Canucks in The Players’ Tribune won’t fully extinguish questions about their National Hockey League future. At least as long ago as the 2012 lockout, the Sedins have been telling me and others who..." September 11

  • Benning preaches patience with 2014 first-round pick Virtanen

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Vancouver Canucks have a logjam at forward after a busy summer, with general manager Jim Benning adding another veteran in Thomas Vanek. The Canucks currently have 15 forwards under contract, and that isn’t including Jake Virtanen or Nikolay Goldobin, who are among the prospects in..." September 10

  • Canucks’ Gaunce out until at least November

    Pro Hockey Talk "By far the biggest Vancouver Canucks news of Friday was the robust (and well-earned) contract for Bo Horvat (more on that here). One smaller update might clarify the other bit of transaction news regarding the Canucks, too. Earlier today, reports surfaced that Scottie Upshall was invited to..." September 09

  • Kole Lind standing out from second wave of Canucks prospects

    Sportsnet "As the Vancouver Canucks rebuild, there is so much focus on high-end prospects like Brock Boeser, Elias Pettersson, Jonathan Dahlen and Nikolay Goldobin, it’s easy to overlook the secondary wave of scoring prospects the organization has assembled. Friday, Kole Lind was impossible to..." September 09

  • Horvat believes he is ‘just scratching the surface’

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Vancouver Canucks were finally able to sign restricted free agent Bo Horvat to a new contract on Friday, giving him a six-year, $33 million contract. The team is obviously excited about what Horvat has accomplished and what he is capable of in the future with general manager Jim Benning..." September 09

  • Canucks sign Bo Horvat to six-year, $33 million contract

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks have signed centre Bo Horvat to a six-year contract worth $33 million, Sportsnet’s Iain MacIntyre has confirmed. The deal carries an AAV of $5.5 million. The Canucks are expected to make an official announcement in the near future. Horvat recorded career-highs in goal..." September 08

  • Report: NHL trade deadline will be Feb. 26

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2017-18 NHL trade deadline, one of the most highly anticipated days of the hockey calendar, will take place on Feb. 26, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The lead-up to last year’s trade deadline saw a number of high profile deals." September 08

  • Travis Green told Sedins they weren't good enough last season

    Sportsnet "A few weeks from his 37th birthday, Daniel Sedin says the plan is for him and his brother Henrik to finish their careers as Vancouver Canucks. Sedin joined The Playbook on Sportsnet 650 Vancouver on Monday and was asked by host Jawn Jang if the brothers’ mindset was to retire in..." September 04

  • Canucks GM Benning hopes to have Horvat signed ‘in the next week’

    Sportsnet "Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning says he expects to have restricted free agent forward Bo Horvat signed before training camp begins later this month. “It’s going well,” Benning said on The Starting Lineup on Sportsnet 650 Vancouver. “Hopefully we can get it done here in the next..." September 04

  • Vanek hopes to aid Canucks' dismal power play: 'That's one of my specialties' "Thomas Vanek signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Vancouver Canucks on Friday. The 33-year-old forward had 48 points (17 goals, 31 assists) in 68 games for the Florida Panthers and Detroit Red Wings last season. Vanek, who scored at least 20 goals each of his first 10 NHL seasons..." September 02

  • Canucks sign Vanek to one-year, $2 million deal

    TSN "The Vancouver Canucks have signed veteran forward Thomas Vanek to a one-year, $2 million contract the team announced Friday. Vanek split last year with the Detroit Red Wings and Florida Panthers, accumulating 17 goals and 31 assists in 68 games." September 01

  • Canucks prospect Jake Virtanen focused on ‘being a game changer’

    Sportsnet "When Vancouver Canucks training camp opens in a few weeks, there will be many young prospects pushing for only a few roster spots. A team that finally admitted last season to being in a rebuild still added veterans Sam Gagner and Alexander Burmistrov to a forward group that already had the likes..." August 30

  • Canucks sign Manitoban tough guy Ryan White to a PTO

    Vancouver Courier "There is no room on the Canucks roster. All of their departing veterans from last season were replaced on the first day of free agency and they have multiple young players pushing to get into the lineup. And still, there will be veteran players who are still free agents at this point in the..." August 30

  • Sam Gagner’s strange path to Vancouver Canucks

    Pro Hockey Talk "Plenty of free agents take winding paths, particularly when it comes to joining struggling teams like the Vancouver Canucks. Even by those standards, Sam Gagner‘s traveled a strange path. His NHL career started off strong as the Edmonton Oilers made him the sixth pick of the 2007 NHL Draft...." August 27

  • Some early positive signs in Canucks’ reluctant rebuild

    Pro Hockey Talk "The times – and the Internet – haven’t always been kind to Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning. That’s particularly true when Benning, Trevor Linden, and others resisted the rebuild far longer than most found acceptable. Even now, it’s difficult to resist putting up the funniest Benning photo..." August 26

  • Canucks’ Jordan Subban aims to ‘knock down the door’

    Sportsnet "Jordan Subban missed the boat. During the Subbans’ summer vacation in Barbados, Jordan had a chance to go out on a sail-and-scuba cruise with the rest of the crew but sleep interfered. “You know what?” Jordan says. “I was supposed to go out on the catamaran, and me and P.K. slept in, and..." August 24

  • Jason Demers doesn’t deny nixing Canucks trade, looks forward to 2017-18

    Sportsnet "Jason Demers doesn’t need you to remind him that he needs to be better. The Florida Panthers’ top-four defenceman was exposed in the Vegas expansion draft despite the club’s decision to protect four blueliners in June. (The Golden Knights plucked forward Jonathan Marchessault instead.) Then,..." August 22

  • Don Cherry on Olympics: ‘I’m glad we’re not going’

    Sportsnet "NHL players may be unhappy with the league’s decision to not participate in the 2018 Olympics, but it suits Don Cherry just fine. The colourfully dressed commentator and former coach joined Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup on Tuesday morning and discussed how impractical it would be for everyone to..." August 22

  • Canucks meeting with NCAA free agent Alex Kerfoot

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks are one of a number of suitors meeting with NCAA star Alexander Kerfoot, according to multiple reports. Kerfoot, a West Vancouver native, became an unrestricted free agent Wednesday after the New Jersey Devils‘ rights on the college prospect expired. The 23-year-old..." August 17

  • Sedins out to prove they can still play at high level while free agency looms "Vancouver Canucks captain Henrik Sedin said Thursday that the only hockey future he's focused on is this season. Sedin and twin brother Daniel will be 37 when the Canucks begin the regular season at home against the Edmonton Oilers on Oct. 7. Declining production has led to considerable..." August 11

  • Canucks sign Gaunce to 2-year deal

    The Province "The Vancouver Canucks have signed forward Brendan Gaunce to a two-year, one-way contract worth an average of $750,000 annually. Canucks GM Jim Benning made the announcement Wednesday. Gaunce, 23, had five assists (0-5-5) and 33 penalty minutes in 57 games played with Vancouver in..." August 10

  • Canucks forward Dorsett will be ‘ready for camp’ after neck surgery

    Pro Hockey Talk "Derek Dorsett‘s third season in Vancouver ended prematurely in November, following neck surgery a few weeks later. But it appears he’ll be ready for the 2017-18 campaign. Last December, the Canucks announced their rugged winger underwent “cervical fusion surgery to repair disc degeneration” in..." August 05

  • Canucks’ Gagner, Del Zotto back together and ready to surprise

    Sportsnet "They’re nearly the same age, have played together before, signed very similar contracts this summer and can’t wait to start a new career phase with the Vancouver Canucks. And when they’re talking to each other, which happens pretty often, Michael Del Zotto and Sam Gagner can easily find even..." August 03

  • Canucks GM says talks with RFA Horvat progressing: 'We'll get something done'

    The Province "Money may be bigger hurdle than term for team's top-scoring centre Formulas, facts and forecasts are applicable and debatable to determine the true worth of Bo Horvat. The Vancouver Canucks’ restricted free-agent centre is still seeking a contract extension and because the National Hockey..." August 03

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