Canucks Rumors & News

  • 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

  • What a Draft Lottery win would do for the Vancouver Canucks

    Sportsnet "The name Gilbert Perreault exists in Vancouver today not as a Hockey Hall of Fame immortal, but as a warning, as a kind of Murphy’s Law for the West Coast. Many Vancouver Canucks fans are not old enough to remember Perreault actually playing in the NHL. Most were born after he was drafted first..." April 25

  • NHL players must step up if they want this headhunting to end

    New York Post "Rule 48.1 splits hairs so that it remains legal to crack skulls. An overstatement? Well, of course, except the NHL and essentially all of its stake-holders are so fearful that banning all blows to the head would all but eliminate the little hitting that remains in the game, they are willing to..." April 23

  • Olli Juolevi To Join Finnish National Team

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Utica Comets are already on the brink of elimination in their first round AHL playoff series, and it doesn’t look like they’ll get any help as they try to climb out of a 0-2 series against the Toronto Marlies. Rick Dhaliwal of News 1130 in Vancouver reports that Olli Juolevi will join the..." April 23

  • Barzal, Boeser, Keller are 2018 Calder Trophy finalists

    Pro Hockey Talk "Mathew Barzal of the New York Islanders, Brock Boeser of the Vancouver Canucks, and Clayton Keller of the Arizona Coyotes have been named as the three finalists for the 2018 Calder Trophy. The award is voted on by the Professional Hockey Writers Association and given “to the player selected as the..." April 22

  • Canucks place Reid Boucher on waivers

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks have placed forward Reid Boucher on waivers. Boucher had three goals and five points in 20 games with the Canucks this season." April 22

  • Vancouver’s Pettersson Joins Elite Company In SHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Already expected to have Adam Gaudette and Jonathan Dahlen on their roster next season, the Vancouver Canucks might be able add another gem in 2017 first-rounder Elias Pettersson, who has dominated the SHL in his rookie season and put himself among elite company. His team Vaxjo captured the..." April 22

  • Vancouver Canucks Sign Lukas Jasek To Three-Year Deal

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Vancouver Canucks have seen enough of Lukas Jasek to know that he’s a player they want in their organization, and today announced a three-year entry-level contract for the 20-year old forward. Jasek joined the Utica Comets in late March on an amateur tryout, and has seven points in his first..." April 20

  • Canucks’ Boeser: ‘That injury could have ended my career’

    Sportsnet "Vancouver Canucks rookie Brock Boeser feels like the luckiest guy who ever had his season end a month early due to injury. In his first interview since breaking a bone in his lower back on March 5, the 21-year-old winger said his National Hockey League career could have ended when he was..." April 11

  • Biggest contract years for NHL playoff teams

    Pro Hockey Talk "Technically speaking, NHL players only get paid for the 82-game regular season, aside from the pocket change that comes from certain bonuses for playoff wins. In reality, a player can make a living off of a magical postseason run or two. A strong couple of months could end up being costly in..." April 11

  • Multiple NHL playoff games will air on Golf Channel, for some reason

    Awful Announcing "The NHL announced the broadcast schedule for the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs Sunday night, offering us a look at how NBCUniversal will shuffle the various series across its numerous networks. As usual, many games will air on NBCSN, others will appear on CNBC, others on USA, a handful..." April 09

  • Canucks' Adam Gaudette wins Hobey Baker Award

    Sporting News "Canucks center Adam Gaudette has been named the Hobey Baker Award winner after a season in which he scored 30 goals and added 30 assists at Northeastern. The Hobey Baker Award is an annual award given to the top player in NCAA hockey. He is the first player from Northeastern to receive the..." April 06

  • How will Canucks handle first summer without Sedin twins?

    Sporting News "For the first time since 2000, the Canucks will enter an offseason without Daniel and Henrik Sedin on their roster. The 37-year-old twins announced earlier this week they will retire when Vancouver's season ends this weekend. The Sedins spent their entire NHL careers with the Canucks. They are..." April 06

  • Which NHL teams will make a coaching change after the season?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2017-18 NHL season will come to an end this weekend and barring some last-minute decision, no head coach will have been fired; that’s something that hasn’t happened since the league expanded in 1967. It’s a rarity that no coach has been canned, despite the calls for management to take..." April 05

  • Stanley Cup stripping big names off hardware to make room for future winners

    Sporting News "The Stanley Cup is erasing some of the biggest names in hockey to make room for future winners. The names from the teams that won the Cup from 1954-64 will be stripped off the hardware this spring, the Chicago Tribune reported. That means legendary names such as Gordie Howe and Robert Hull..." April 04

  • Odds: Vegas pegs MacKinnon as Hart favorite, Rinne for Vezina

    The Score "Spring is finally in the air. And with that, the NHL calendar is inching closer to what we all crave most: playoff puck. However, there is another major event on the horizon, as the league will hand out its awards for the game's best coaches, front-office executives, and players at the..." April 03

  • Henrik And Daniel Sedin Announce This Will Be Their Final Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It wasn’t clear what the future held for Henrik and Daniel Sedin, as the twin forwards wouldn’t talk about it during the season. Today, they’ve decided to break that silence and announce that 2017-18 will be the last season of their careers. In a letter to Vancouver Canucks fans, the twins..." April 02

  • Canucks’ Demko gained important experience in first NHL game

    Sportsnet "Thatcher Demko always wondered what the National Hockey League is like. Saturday he learned it is unforgiving. It is where mistakes are punished and three-goal leads can disappear in two minutes and 30 seconds. But it is also a place where dreams come true. The Vancouver Canucks’..." April 01

  • Canucks’ Thatcher Demko makes NHL debut vs. Blue Jackets

    Sportsnet "Vancouver Canucks goalie prospect Thatcher Demko will make his NHL debut Saturday against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Demko has a .921 save percentage, 2.49 goals-against average and 23-12-4 record in 42 appearances with the Comets this season." March 31

  • How Canucks defenceman Alex Biega’s brothers pushed him to the NHL "To win hockey games, Alex Biega would fight if he had to. He would battle and bleed and leave the rink with bruises or a broken tooth. Then he’d go home for dinner and his mom would survey the damage and wonder how her sons could do this to each other. Then the four Biega boys would eat angry..." March 30

  • Canucks recall goalie Thatcher Demko under emergency conditions

    Sportsnet "Vancouver Canucks fans could get a glimpse of the future on the weekend, as the team announced Friday goalie Thatcher Demko has been recalled from the AHL’s Utica Comets under emergency conditions. Demko has a .921 save percentage, 2.49 goals-against average and 23-12-4 record in 42 appearances..." March 30

  • NHL releases odds for 2018 Draft Lottery

    Sportsnet "The NHL has released the odds for the 2018 Draft Lottery, which will be held on April 28 in Toronto. The lottery will consist of three draws: one for the first-overall pick, one for the second-overall pick and one for the third. The 15 teams that fail to qualify for the playoffs, or teams that..." March 28

  • Canucks sign NCAA standout Adam Gaudette to entry-level deal

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks‘ youth movement continues Monday with news that they’ve signed NCAA forward Adam Gaudette to a three-year, entry-level deal. The 21-year-old just completed his junior year at Northeastern University, which came to an end Saturday with a loss to Michigan. He finished the..." March 26

  • NHLPA agrees to GM-recommended change for goalie interference

    The Score "The NHL Players Association has approved the general mangers' proposed change to goaltender interference video reviews that would give the league's hockey operations department the final call over the on-ice referee. Unanimous approval from the Board of Governors is still required before the..." March 22

  • NHL recommends hockey ops makes goalie interference calls

    The Score "NHL general managers have officially recommended a change to the goaltender interference rule, agreeing to leave video reviews up to the league's hockey operations department rather than on-ice referees, commissioner Gary Bettman announced Wednesday. The team responsible for making the calls..." March 21

  • Goaltender Interference Dominates GM Meetings

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL General Managers are currently at their yearly meetup in Boca Raton, Florida, and the agenda is filled with discussions on how to make the game better and more appealing to fans. Goaltender interference reviews were one of the biggest issues heading into the meetings, and one brought up..." March 19

  • Will Lockwood To Stay In College For Another Year

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Vancouver Canucks were hoping to get a big boost out of the college ranks for next season, with players like Adam Gaudette and Will Lockwood looking ready to take the next step in their hockey careers. While they’ll have to wait on a final answer from Gaudette on whether he’ll turn pro after..." March 19

  • 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

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