Canucks Rumors & News

  • Canucks’ Jake Virtanen making strides in contentious development

    Sportsnet "Hockey is not brain surgery, but Jake Virtanen probably feels like it is. Do you know how long it takes to become a brain surgeon? Four years for an undergrad degree at university, then four years of medical school, then another six or eight years of residency. And only then, in your early 30s,..." March 16

  • Are people being too critical of the Canucks, or not critical enough?

    Sportsnet "As the playoff race heats up and teams jockey for a spot in the post-season, the bottom of the standings also always seem to attract a certain level of morbid attention around this time of year. Even though the NHL has recently made an effort to decrease the impetus for teams out of playoff..." March 16

  • Canucks looking for goals during darkest part of their season

    Sportsnet "The last time a National Hockey League team went four games without scoring a goal, it was so long ago that not only was Bo Horvat not born, neither was the Vancouver Canuck’s father. Lyndon Johnson was the United States’ president, Bobby Orr was coming off his rookie-of-the-year season and it..." March 16

  • Five players Canucks could take in Round 1 of NHL draft

    Sportsnet "With a 3-0 loss to Anaheim on Wednesday night, Vancouver’s third straight game without scoring a goal, the Canucks are officially eliminated from Stanley Cup Playoffs contention. They may have unofficially been out of the running for the past few months, though the final nail in the coffin was..." March 15

  • Ducks’ Kevin Bieksa on Canucks’ struggles: I’m sure it’s been tough

    Sportsnet "“I’m a Canuck at heart and I’m going down with the ship. I’ll be here until they throw me out of here.” That’s what Kevin Bieksa said during an appearance on the Hockey Night in Canada After Hours segment back in 2014 when he was a member of the Vancouver Canucks. Four years later, Bieksa is..." March 14

  • Canucks defenceman Erik Gudbranson to undergo shoulder surgery

    Sportsnet "Vancouver Canucks defenceman Erik Gudbranson has been removed from the team’s active roster as he prepares to undergo surgery on his shoulder. The Canucks say Gudbranson hurt his shoulder on Nov. 22 in a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins." March 14

  • NHL jumps into esports market with international tournament

    Pro Hockey Talk "The National Hockey League is finally entering the esports market and teaming up with EA Sports to deliver the 2018 NHL Gaming World Championship, a bracket-style 1-on-1 tournament that will begin on Saturday, March 24 for players in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Players can register at..." March 09

  • Canucks Extend Defenseman Ashton Sautner

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Armed with an extension of his own, Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning has security in his future and has shifted his attention beyond 2017-18 to the future of his team. He has already signed defensemen Erik Gudbranson and Alex Biega to extensions in the last month, and now adds another blue liner..." March 09

  • Canucks prospect Elias Pettersson sets Swedish League record

    Sportsnet "Elias Pettersson, the fifth-overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, has been chasing history all season. On Thursday, he finally set a new record. Last week, Pettersson surpassed Peter Forsberg for the second-most points ever in Sweden’s top league by a player under the age of 20. Forsberg had..." March 08

  • Canucks’ Boeser taken to hospital for precautionary reasons after fall

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Vancouver Canucks were able to come from behind on Monday night to defeat the New York Islanders in overtime thanks to a three-point effort from their newest acquisition, Brendan Leipsic. But that is probably not what the team or its fans are thinking about at the moment. Instead it has..." March 06

  • Canucks' Baertschi likely done for season with separated shoulder

    Sportsnet "Vancouver Canucks forward Sven Baertschi may miss the rest of the 2017-18 season due to a separated shoulder, according to head coach Travis Green. Baertschi was forced from his club’s game on Friday night after appearing to collide with Nashville Predators defender Alexei Emelin." March 04

  • Alex Edler’s special night comes after years of consistent play

    Sportsnet "For much of his 12 years with the Vancouver Canucks, Alex Edler has been defined by the things he is not. He never became the Norris Trophy candidate he had the potential to be. He does not dominate physically often enough. He is not a No. 1 defenceman as most people define it, not a classic..." March 03

  • Baertschi (shoulder) exits game vs. Preds

    TSN "Vancouver Canucks left winger Sven Baertschi left Friday's game against the Nashville Predators with a shoulder injury and did not return. He took a hit from Alexei Emelin early in the second period and appeared to favour his shoulder as he left the game. Head coach Travis Green confirmed..." March 03

  • Loui Eriksson out rest of season with fractured rib

    Yardbarker "The Vancouver Canucks season has been filled with injury to their star players, and today head coach Travis Green confirmed that Loui Eriksson will miss the remainder with a fractured rib. Eriksson last played on February 25th, but will be shut down for the Canucks final 18 games. Eriksson’s..." March 02

  • Elias Pettersson's SHL GM hopes Canucks prospects stays in Sweden another season

    Yardbarker "Among the most interesting prospect storylines this year has been the play of Elias Pettersson. When Pettersson was selected fifth overall last summer by the Vancouver Canucks, no one knew just how well he’d transition to the highest level of hockey given that he’d only played in the Swedish..." March 02

  • The Significance Of March 1st On The NHL Calendar

    Pro Hockey Rumors "There has been quite the influx of prospect signings today as no fewer than four players have inked their entry-level contracts. This isn’t a coincidence as March 1st is an important day on the NHL calendar that often goes under the radar. When players sign contracts in-season, the first year..." March 02

  • Kole Lind Signs Entry-Level Contract With Vancouver Canucks

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Like the Tampa Bay Lightning did earlier today, the Vancouver Canucks have turned their attention to entry-level deals for CHL players. This time, it’s Kole Lind, the Canucks’ second-round pick from 2017 that has inked his three-year entry-level contract. GM Jim Benning shared his thoughts on..." March 01

  • Despite hosting NHL draft, Canucks still likely to lose lottery

    Sportsnet "The 2019 National Hockey League entry draft will be great for Vancouver. Too bad it won’t be better for the Vancouver Canucks and the struggling teams that need it most. The league’s draft lottery, which determines the draft order in connection with the final standings, began in 1995 as a..." February 28

  • Vancouver to host 2019 NHL Draft "The Vancouver Canucks will host the 2019 NHL Draft at Rogers Arena, the National Hockey League, Canucks and City of Vancouver announced today. The 2019 NHL Draft will help the Canucks launch their 50th season in the NHL in 2019-20, which will include other special events to commemorate their..." February 28

  • Vancouver Canucks Close To Extension With Alex Biega

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Vancouver Canucks didn’t move any of their top defensemen (sorry, Philip Holm) at the trade deadline, instead actually handing out an extension to Erik Gudbranson to keep him off the open market this summer. They’re now close to doing the same thing for one of their lesser-known commodities,..." February 28

  • Vancouver Canucks expected to host 2019 NHL Draft

    Sportsnet "The Canucks will hold a press conference on Wednesday, when it is expected they will announce Vancouver as the host the 2019 NHL Draft, according to Sportsnet’s Irfaan Gaffar. " February 27

  • Canucks trade forward Thomas Vanek to Blue Jackets

    Sportsnet "Thomas Vanek has been on seven different NHL teams since the 2013-14 season and traded thrice during that time span, so it didn’t come as much of a surprise when the Vancouver Canucks shipped the winger to the Columbus Blue Jackets Monday ahead of the 3 p.m. ET trade deadline. In return, the..." February 26

  • Canucks Acquire Brendan Leipsic from Golden Knights for Philip Holm

    Hockey Fights "Vancouver Canucks General Manager JimBenning announced today that the club has acquired forward Brendan Leipsic from the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for defenceman Philip Holm. Leipsic, 23, has registered 13 points (2-11-13) in 44 games with the Vegas Golden Knights this season. In..." February 26

  • Could ESPN try and regain some NHL TV rights in the next round of contract negotiations?

    Awful Announcing "The NHL has a long history on ESPN, with games airing there from 1980-82, 1985-88, and 1992-2004. Since that time, the league has been on NBC and Versus/NBCSN in addition to its own NHL Network, and the ten-year extension of the NBC/NBCSN deal in 2011 means rights won’t come up until after the..." February 26

  • Nikolay Goldobin’s future with the Canucks anything but certain

    Sportsnet "The loudest cheer in Canucks Nation a year ago came when general manager Jim Benning leveraged outgoing veteran Jannik Hansen to acquire 2014 first-rounder Nikolay Goldobin from the San Jose Sharks. The second-loudest cheer came from the Russian, who was eager for a new start and a better..." February 25

  • Gary Bettman doesn't believe NHL players will go to 2022 Beijing Games

    USA Today "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said Friday that the Winter Olympics previously have been "incredibly disruptive" to the league and he doesn't anticipate NHL players participating in the 2022 Games in Beijing. Speaking in a panel discussion at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston,..." February 23

  • Trades fantasy hockey owners should root for

    Pro Hockey Talk "Trades can really liven things up for a sport, so here’s hoping that the intriguing Michael Grabner to Devils move is the catalyst for a memorable stretch of swaps. While there’s always the risk that a player will struggle to get acclimated to a new city and new teammates, trades can also..." February 23

  • ESPN to simulcast TSN NHL trade deadline show Monday

    Awful Announcing "Hockey fans who accuse ESPN of ignoring their sport won’t have quite as much to gripe about at this year’s trade deadline. ESPN announced Friday that it will simulcast TSN’s TradeCentre will be simulcast on ESPN3 all day Monday and on ESPN2 from 2-4 p.m. ET. The show will be hosted by James..." February 23

  • Thomas Vanek Trade Not Guaranteed Before Deadline

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though the Vancouver Canucks are heading towards something of a rebuild, they decided to hold onto an asset when signing Erik Gudbranson to a three-year extension. Gudbranson was a pending unrestricted free agent that likely could have brought back at least a draft pick at the trade deadline, but..." February 21

  • Erik Gudbranson betting on himself, Canucks’ future development

    Sportsnet "The game has never been played on paper. If it were, Erik Gudbranson would not have been re-signed by the Vancouver Canucks. But general manager Jim Benning and coach Travis Green work on ice, and the six-foot-five defenceman who can skate and physically punish opponents, who will stand up for..." February 20

  • NBC Sports chairman acknowledges Olympic hockey ratings are down dramatically with NHL players sitting out

    Awful Announcing "NBC’s shot at projected strong viewership for this winter’s Olympic hockey tournament ended on May 29, 2017, when the NHL announced that its players would not be allowed to participate. Nine months later, the Olympic group stages are through, and NBC is indeed suffering from an absence of..." February 20

  • Canucks sign Erik Gudbranson to 3-year extension

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks have signed defenceman Erik Gudbranson to a three-year contract extension worth $12 million. Gudbranson has two goals and two assists in 41 games this season, his second in Vancouver. He was acquired from the Florida Panthers – who drafted him third overall in 2010 – on..." February 20

  • Canucks, Gudbranson working on extension

    TSN "The Vancouver Canucks and pending unrestricted free agent defenceman Erik Gudbranson are closing in on an extension, TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie confirmed. McKenzie reported talks between the Canucks and Gudbranson are ongoing and a deal is not yet done but is heading in the right..." February 19

  • Latest On Thomas Vanek’s Trade Market

    Pro Hockey Rumors "When the Vancouver Canucks signed a number of free agents last offseason, at least one of them seem destined to play less than a season with the club. Thomas Vanek, signed to a one-year $2MM deal at the beginning of September, would be suiting up for the seventh team of his career and could easily..." February 19

  • Archibald providing missing toughness in Canucks’ lineup

    Sportsnet "Nearly four years since his last appearance in the National Hockey League, Darren Archibald’s career seemed to be at a crossroads. Seven years as an undrafted pro, 356 games in the American Hockey League and another 75 in the East Coast League, numerous injuries including a fractured cheekbone..." February 18

  • Teams asking Canucks about Chris Tanev ahead of NHL Trade Deadline

    Sportsnet "While the big defensive fish being dangled ahead of the NHL’s 2018 trade deadline are offensive dynamos like Erik Karlsson and Mike Green, the Vancouver Canucks have seen interest continue to rise on one of their own rearguards as Feb. 26 draws near. General managers around the league continue..." February 18

  • Bruins’ McAvoy gives Canucks’ Boeser glowing scouting report

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks host the Boston Bruins Saturday night and two of the most important players in the game will be standout rookies Brock Boeser and Charlie McAvoy. Boeser’s 49 points in 54 games leads the Canucks and his 27 goals ranks most among all rookies, while McAvoy has also worked..." February 17

  • For better or worse, Canucks extend Benning, want to bring back Sedins

    Pro Hockey Talk "If you’re the type of person who expects life to be a “meritocracy,” the NHL has probably upset you quite a bit in the last week. Not long after the hockey train wreck known as the Ottawa Senators rewarded one of the architects of their mess, GM Pierre Dorion, with a contract extension while..." February 14

  • Canucks sign GM Jim Benning to multi-year extension

    The Province "The Vancouver Canucks have re-signed general manager Jim Benning to a multi-year contract extension. Benning, who took over the GM’s role from Mike Gillis in 2014, was in the final year of his contract. “I’m grateful to the Aquilini family and to Trevor Linden for the commitment they’ve made..." February 14

  • Granlund to undergo surgery on injured ankle

    CBS Sports "Granlund (ankle) is set to undergo surgery with Canucks coach Travis Green telling reporters the winger "will be out a while." While there's no firm timetable for Granlund's return, it's safe to deduce that he'll miss at least a month since he'll go under the knife and would otherwise put a ton..." February 13

  • Canucks’ Green talks finishing right, developing prospects, Sedins

    Sportsnet "Brock Boeser isn’t the only notable rookie on the Vancouver Canucks. Travis Green is 55 games into his National Hockey League coaching career. He has helped Boeser and Bo Horvat get better, settled on a starting goalie in Jacob Markstrom, shrunken Daniel and Henrik Sedins’ role and been..." February 11

  • Canucks' Boeser will play vs. Stars

    Sportsnet "Vancouver Canucks super rookie Brock Boeser will be in the lineup Sunday against the Dallas Stars. Boeser had missed Vancouver’s last game against the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday with a hand injury. The 20-year-old is among the top Calder Trophy candidates, leading all rookies with 26..." February 11

  • Erik Gudbranson won’t solve Maple Leafs’ problems on defence

    Sportsnet "It’s no secret that the Toronto Maple Leafs, while a strong contender in the Eastern Conference, could use some help on defence. Their left side is actually pretty strong, with Morgan Rielly having a great season and Jake Gardiner suddenly taking off, followed by a promising young player in Travis..." February 10

  • Canucks star rookie Brock Boeser out with hand injury

    Sportsnet "Vancouver Canucks rookie of the year candidate Brock Boeser is out of the lineup due to a hand injury. The Canucks play the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night without their 20-year-old leading scorer, who was hurt late in Vancouver’s 5-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday." February 09

  • All Options Still Open For Thomas Vanek

    Pro Hockey Rumors "When the Vancouver Canucks signed Thomas Vanek late into the offseason, most believed it was a move designed for the trade deadline. Vanek could be given ample opportunity on the rebuilding Canucks, and be sold off to the highest bidder like the previous season. Recently though, there have been..." February 07

  • Sedins won’t make decision on Canucks future until after season

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks won’t know until after this season whether the greatest scorers in franchise history will play again next year. Henrik and Daniel Sedin met Wednesday with Canucks general manager Jim Benning but were unable to provide the NHL team any indication about what they’ll do when..." February 02

  • Travis Green on how all-star experience will help Brock Boeser

    Sportsnet "Vancouver Canucks rookie Brock Boeser didn’t shy away from the NHL spotlight over the weekend, winning the shooting accuracy contest in Saturday’s skills competition and following it up with MVP honours as he helped Team Pacific win Sunday’s three-on-three all-star tournament. In addition to a..." January 30

  • Canucks will try to extend Gudbranson

    Vancouver Courier "The Canucks have two key trading pieces heading into the trade deadline: Erik Gudbranson and Thomas Vanek. The two pending unrestricted free agents are the two easiest pieces for Jim Benning to move, whereas other potential trade pieces are a little more complicated. Earlier this month,..." January 30

  • As all-star weekend proved, Canucks’ Brock Boeser is going to be a star

    Sportsnet "All Brock Boeser got out of the weekend was $450,000 in contractual bonuses, $125,000 in prize money, a new car and a priceless puppy. Other than that, the National Hockey League’s All-Star Break in Tampa was a waste of his time. The Vancouver Canucks’ 20-year-old rookie returned to work..." January 30

  • Boeser wins accuracy shooting at Skills Competition "Steady as a Brock? Not quite. "I definitely had nerves coming into it," Vancouver Canucks right wing Brock Boeser said. "My hands were sweating a little bit." There he was, a 20-year-old rookie, standing alone on the ice and on national television for the Honda NHL Accuracy Shooting event at..." January 28

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