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  • Vancouver Canucks defenceman Stecher earns raise with new two-year deal

    The Province "Defenceman Troy Stecher has signed a new two-year contact with the Vancouver Canucks worth $2.325 million per season. The 24-year-old Richmond native, who was a restricted free agent, had filed for arbitration earlier this month, but avoided that process by reaching a deal with the..." July 20

  • Zero NHL franchises on Forbes list of top 50 most valuable sports teams

    Sportsnet "Forbes released its annual ranking of the 50 most valuable sports teams Wednesday, but not a single NHL franchise managed to crack the list. NFL teams dominated with the Dallas Cowboys sitting at No. 1 with a valuation of $4.8 billion, a 14 per cent increase from their..." July 18

  • Corey Hirsch on Thatcher Demko: Time for Canucks to see what he’s got

    Sportsnet "It’s the dawn of a new era at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena. Bo Horvat and Brock Boeser have emerged as the city’s new starring pair. Elias Pettersson and Adam Gaudette are lurking around the corner, ready to make waves. Quinn Hughes seems poised to take over leadership..." July 14

  • Canucks’ Brock Boeser reflects on scary injury that ended rookie season

    Sportsnet "Brock Boeser had a whirlwind 2017-18 campaign. The youngster established himself as one of the top snipers in the NHL and a player the Vancouver Canucks can begin to build around as the franchise moves on the from the Sedin era. Unfortunately, his season was cut short due to a..." July 12

  • Salary Cap Floor Should Not Pose Problems For Any Team In 2018-19

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The purpose of the salary cap in the NHL is to maintain a sense of competitive balance across the league. That means both limiting how much a team can spend, the salary cap ceiling, but also ensuring that every team is competitive with a minimum expenditure, the salary cap floor. Some teams,..." July 10

  • Hughes confident he can play for Canucks in 2018-19 "Quintin Hughes believes he is ready to play for the Vancouver Canucks. Hughes, who was selected by the Canucks with the No. 7 pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, possesses a strong skating ability and puck skills and was the youngest player at the 2018 IIHF World Championship, where he had..." July 09

  • Canucks’ Offseason Signings Were Critical To Improve Team

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Vancouver Canucks dealt with a lot of criticism when free agency started last week when they went out and signed bottom-six players Jay Beagle, Antoine Roussel and Tim Schaller to long-term deals (Beagle & Roussel got four years, while Schaller signed for two). While the general..." July 08

  • Ex-Canuck Dan Hamhuis: Alex Burrows was ‘a tremendous teammate’

    Sportsnet "Teammates loved him, opponents hated him. That was Alex Burrows‘ brand of hockey — one he played for 13 seasons before calling it a career on Friday. Defenceman Dan Hamhuis experienced both perspectives, and discussed his beloved teammate of six years (and not-so-beloved..." July 07

  • Canucks’ Jett Woo has the name, playing style to become fan favourite

    Sportsnet "He doesn’t have to make a name for himself because Jett Woo already has one. Even just on Thursday’s lineup sheet for the Vancouver Canucks’ prospects game at Rogers Arena, the 17-year-old stands out. His first name gets a lot of attention because the..." July 05

  • Canucks’ Hughes weighing decision to turn pro

    Sportsnet "It was neither the contract nor the competition – none of one, lots of the other – that delayed elite prospect Quinn Hughes’ appearance at the Vancouver Canucks’ summer development camp. It was the fish. The seventh-overall pick from last month’s NHL..." July 05

  • Vancouver Canucks extend Darren Archibald

    Yardbarker "A fan-favorite enforcer is staying in Vancouver. The Canucks announced this evening that they have re-signed forward Darren Archibald to a one-year, two-way contract extension. The Province’s Ben Kuzma reports that the deal is worth the minimum $650K at the NHL..." July 04

  • Sven Baertschi Signs Three-Year Contract With Vancouver Canucks

    CBS Sports "Baertschi commanded a three-year contract extension from the Canucks on Sunday, Jeff Paterson of TSN 1040 Vancouver reports, adding that the deal is worth $3.36 million annually. This looks like a true bargain for the Canucks given Baertschi's status as a power-play contributor..." July 01

  • Canucks pay big to bolster bottom six with Beagle, Roussel

    The Hockey News "Some of the big names are off the board, but the Vancouver Canucks have dipped their toes into the free agent waters with two smaller, but not insignificant, signings. According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, the Canucks first two moves of signing season will be to bring..." July 01

  • Canucks' Tim Schaller: Finds deal in Great White North

    CBS Sports "Schaller (hand) penned a two-year, $3.8 million contract with the Canucks on Sunday, Mark Divver of The Providence Journal reports. An 82-game player in 2017-18, Schaller posted 12 goals and 22 points for the Bruins. " July 01

  • Not signing anyone in free agency should be an option for the Canucks

    Vancouver Courier "Free agency officially opens on Sunday, July 1st, but the week-long negotiation period prior to July 1st means there’s plenty of information out there about where players might sign. Last year, for instance, the Canucks were rumoured to be frontrunners to sign Michael Del Zotto..." July 01

  • Canucks, Flames, Oilers, Canadiens interested in Rieder

    The Score "Despite notching only 12 goals and 25 points last season, Los Angeles Kings winger Tobias Rieder is becoming quite the hot commodity in NHL free-agent circles. Related: Report: 4 Canadian teams have engaged in talks with Rieder Reports emerged earlier in the week regarding a..." June 30

  • Canucks Re-Sign Defenseman Derrick Pouliot

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Yet another example of a restricted free agent not receiving a qualifying offer only to sign an extension with his team anyway, the Vancouver Canucks have announced a new deal with defenseman Derrick Pouliot. The contract is for one year and worth $1.1MM. " June 26

  • Blackhawks Acquire Michael Chaput from Canucks for Tanner Kero

    Hockey Fights "The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have acquired forward Michael Chaput from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for forward Tanner Kero. Chaput, 26, spent time last season with the Canucks and Utica Comets of the American Hockey League. In 55 regular-season games..." June 24

  • Woo drafted by Canucks, second-highest pick of Chinese descent "Jett Woo was selected by the Vancouver Canucks in the second round (No. 37) of the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center on Saturday, becoming the second-highest pick of Chinese descent in draft history.  "I'm still shaking," said Woo, a right-shot defenseman..." June 24

  • Quinn Hughes believes he can play for Canucks ‘right now’

    Sportsnet "The son of a hockey coach, Quinn Hughes took his first shift at a rink on a change table, which was actually the desk in his dad’s office when Jim Hughes was an assistant with the Orlando Solar Bears of the old International League. "Not only was I taking him to the rink,..." June 23

  • Canucks select Quinn Hughes No. 7 overall at NHL Draft

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks have selected defenceman Quinn Hughes with the No. 7 overall pick at the 2018 NHL Draft. Hughes is the second blue liner selected at this year’s draft behind Rasmus Dahlin in a class filled with talented rearguards. The offensive defenceman is known for..." June 22

  • Canucks Re-Sign Markus Granlund "Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has re-signed forward Markus Granlund to a one-year, one-way contract valued at $1.475M. "Markus is a versatile forward with the ability to play in all situations," said Benning. "He..." June 22

  • NHL Announces 2017-18 All-Rookie Team

    Hockey Fights "The National Hockey League announced today the 2017-18 NHL All-Rookie Team, including the three players voted as finalists for the Calder Memorial Trophy as the League’s top rookie: forwards Mathew Barzal of the New York Islanders, Brock Boeser of the Vancouver Canucks and Clayton Keller..." June 21

  • Henrik and Daniel Sedin become first brothers to share NHL's King Clancy Trophy

    The Province "Henrik and Daniel Sedin retired from the NHL months ago, and yet they’re still winning awards and making history. The dynamic duo did both on Wednesday at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas, becoming the first ever joint winners of the King Clancy Memorial Trophy. The award..." June 21

  • Vancouver Canucks Sign Richard Bachman To Two-Year Deal

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Vancouver Canucks have brought back a veteran minor league goaltender, signing Richard Bachman to a two-year, two-way contract. Bachman was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer after spending the year with the Utica Comets of the AHL. " June 20

  • Canucks’ Benning looking to improve on impressive draft resume

    Sportsnet "In a “perfect world,” Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning wants to draft a defenceman on Friday night. But as we know, the world is not perfect. And no team personifies imperfection like the Canucks, who are partway through trying to build a National Hockey..." June 20

  • Reid Boucher Signs One-Year Contract With Vancouver Canucks

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Vancouver Canucks got their man, and did it on their terms. Reid Boucher has signed a one-year contract with the Vancouver Canucks, and despite rumors that he wouldn’t accept it, the contract is a two-way deal. Boucher played 20 games for the Canucks last season but was a dominant..." June 19

  • Vancouver Canucks, Markus Granlund Discussing Short-Term Deal

    Pro Hockey Rumors "When the Vancouver Canucks traded Hunter Shinkaruk in 2016 in exchange for Markus Granlund, most saw it as an immediate win for the Calgary Flames. Shinkaruk was a recent first-round pick and was in the midst of an excellent season for the Utica Comets, with 21 goals in 45 games...." June 14

  • Canucks hope 'perfect world' will lead them to defenseman at 2018 Draft "The Vancouver Canucks are hoping to add youth to their defense, like what they've done at forward with the additions of Brock Boeser, Bo Horvat and Elias Pettersson, general manager Jim Benning said. The Canucks have the No. 7 pick at the 2018 NHL Draft, to be held at American..." June 12

  • Olli Juolevi To Undergo Microdiscectomy, Timeline Unclear

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Vancouver Canucks have revealed that top prospect Olli Juolevi will undergo a microdiscectomy to correct a problem in his back, and will update on his recovery timeline afterwards. Zach Parise underwent a similarly-named surgery earlier this year, and was given..." June 11

  • Sedins' retirements leave defensive void in Vancouver

    Yardbarker "The Vancouver Canucks will have two big holes on offense with the losses of Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin. Having been with the club since 1999, the Sedins have always been a source of offense and even though their skills had begun to deteriorate over the past few years, the two still..." June 10

  • Vancouver Canucks off-season report: Defence the big priority

    Sportsnet "Last Valentine’s Day, the Vancouver Canucks extended general manager Jim Benning’s contract. It wasn’t so much a show of love by Francesco Aquilini’s ownership family, as a display of patience. It was like: We’ve suffered for three years;..." June 10

  • Canucks GM Benning looks back at when he was drafted by Maple Leafs

    Sportsnet "Jim Benning figures every top prospect in this year’s entry draft has been scouted 60 or 70 times by someone from the Vancouver Canucks. The general manager isn’t sure how often each National Hockey League team scouted him as a player 37 years ago when Benning was one of..." June 10

  • Oddsmakers peg Lightning, Knights as 2019 Cup favorites

    The Score "The Vegas Golden Knights fell just short of taking home the 2018 Stanley Cup title in the club's inaugural season, but that isn't getting in the way of hometown oddsmakers naming the Knights as the second favorite to take home the 2019 crown. Bookmakers in Vegas have..." June 08

  • Canucks sign goaltender Michael DiPietro to entry-level deal

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks have signed goaltender Michael DiPietro to a three-year entry-level deal, the team announced Thursday. The 18-year-old netminder is coming off his third season with the OHL’s Windsor Spitfires, earning Goaltender of the Year honours..." May 31

  • Are Canucks a 'stealth team' for Noah Hanifin?

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Last week Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet piqued quite a bit of interest with his inclusion of the Vancouver Canucks as a “stealth team” for Noah Hanifin, and this morning he was asked about his thoughts on the subject. Hanifin is scheduled to become a restricted free agent this..." May 30

  • NHL projects salary cap to be around $80M for 2018-19 season

    The Score "NHL deputy commissioner and chief legal officer Bill Daly confirmed during a press conference Monday that the salary cap for the 2018-2019 season is projected to be around $80 million, up from $75 million this season. A set number for next season has not yet been agreed upon..." May 29

  • Canucks sign Palmu to entry-level contract

    Vancouver Sun "The Vancouver Canucks have signed forward Petrus Palmu to a three-year, entry-level contract. The 20-year-old recently completed his first season with SM-liiga’s TPS Turku, recording 36 points (17 goals, 19 assists) in 59 games, adding six points in 11 playoff games. The..." May 28

  • Canucks GM says Elias Pettersson is ‘ready to play in the NHL’

    Sportsnet "It’s official. Vancouver Canucks prospect (some may say super prospect) Elias Pettersson is under contract with the team after signing his entry-level deal on Friday. Pettersson had a monster season in Sweden’s top league, much of which has been documented here on..." May 25

  • Vancouver Canucks “Not Looking To Move” Chris Tanev

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Over the last few years, as the Vancouver Canucks posted disappointing results on the ice, speculation has surfaced about what they’ll do with certain key parts of their defense. Chris Tanev in particular has come up in rumors in each of the last two offseasons, and likely would..." May 25

  • Vancouver Canucks sign Swedish prospect Elias Pettersson

    The Province "The Vancouver Canucks have signed Swedish forward Elias Pettersson to a three-year contract. The 19-year-old Pettersson just finished his first season with Vaxjo HC and led the Swedish Hockey League in both regular season (24-32-56 in 44 GP) and playoff scoring (10-9-19..." May 25

  • Boeser expected to be 100 percent for Canucks training camp "Brock Boeser is expected to be fine for the start of Vancouver Canucks training camp after the forward recovers from back and wrist injuries sustained this season, general manager Jim Benning told TSN 1040 on Thursday. "My understanding is he'll be 100 percent for training..." May 24

  • NHL’s ‘Smart Puck’ will enhance fan experience

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL has already announced that the Smart Puck era is quickly approaching, which is exciting news for hockey fans all over the globe. The league is planning on having this added technology at their disposal for the start of the 2019-20 season, but there’s a chance that we..." May 24

  • Canucks goalie prospect Thatcher Demko believes he’s ready for the NHL

    Sportsnet "When asked if he is NHL-ready, 22-year-old Vancouver Canucks goalie prospect Thatcher Demko‘s answer is short and sweet. “I think so, yes.” Demko was the 36th-overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, the second goalie taken behind Mason McDonald (Calgary) and..." May 16

  • Jaromir Jagr Will Play In Czech Republic In 2018-19

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though there is still bound to be speculation over a return to the NHL this summer, Nova Sport in the Czech Republic is reporting that Jaromir Jagr has agreed to return as a player for Kladno, the Czech team he owns. There apparently had been interest from the DEL in..." May 15

  • Canucks’ Pettersson Out For World Championships With Fractured Thumb

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Vancouver Canucks injuries keep coming. After a season in which the team lost several of their key players for chunks of time, including Brock Boeser, Sven Baertschi, Chris Tanev, Markus Granlund and Erik Gudbranson among others, the Canucks now have learned that 2017 first-round pick Elias..." May 13

  • Sedin twins, Subban, Zucker named finalists for King Clancy Trophy "Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks, P.K. Subban of the Nashville Predators, and Jason Zucker of the Minnesota Wild were named finalists for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy, awarded "to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a..." May 02

  • Canucks’ Draft Lottery drop not nearly as painful as previous results

    Sportsnet "It says something about the pain inflicted on the Vancouver Canucks by the draft lottery the last couple of years that on Saturday, when they dropped “only” one spot in June’s selection order, it felt like a kind of victory. It was like the dentist smiling at you and saying: “Hey, good news,..." April 29

  • NHL denied Canucks' request to send mascot to draft lottery

    USA Today "The NHL draft lottery is one of the stranger events on the league calendar. While extremely important for teams in that future success is largely decided by a bit of good fortune on lottery day, the event itself just involves deputy commissioner Bill Daly flipping over cards. So forgive..." April 29

  • Vancouver Canucks Will Not Re-Sign Jussi Jokinen

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to Rick Dhaliwal of News 1130, the Vancouver Canucks have informed Jussi Jokinen’s agent that they will not be offering the pending free agent another contract. Jokinen is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent after being acquired by the Canucks as part of the Thomas Vanek deal..." April 27