By the numbers: Canucks at the 2013 draft
As the Vancouver Canucks get set for the 51st edition of the NHL Entry Draft on June 30th in New Jersey, Canucks.com sifted through the draft archives and took a look at all 385 selections the Canucks have made the last 42 years.
Here is a look at some of the Canucks draft history, by the numbers.
0 -- Number of times the Canucks have selected first overall.
1 -- Goaltender taken in the first round, Cory Schneider, out of Phillips-Andover (Mass.), in 2004.
3 -- Members of the Hockey Hall of Fame that were drafted by the Canucks, those players being Cam Neely (inducted in 2005) in the first round in 1983, Igor Larionov (inducted in 2008) in the 11th round in 1985 and Pavel Bure (inducted in 2012) in the sixth round in 1989.
3 -- First round picks taken out of Sweden, you may have heard their names before: Mattias Ohlund in 1994, and Daniel and Henrik Sedin in 1999.
4 -- First round picks taken out of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
5 -- Fewest number of picks the Canucks had in a single draft, which happened on four occasions: 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012.
9 -- Hat tricks by Pavel Bure in a Canucks uniform, the most of any Canucks draft pick.
10 -- Draft picks selected from the Kitchener Rangers, the most of any team in the Canucks draft history. The last Ranger to be drafted by the Canucks came in 1998 when Vancouver chose defenseman Rick Bertran, 140th overall.
11 -- First round picks taken out of the Western Hockey League. Michael Grabner was the last first-round pick out of the WHL when he was selected 14th overall in 2006.
12 -- Times the Canucks have had a selection in the Top 4 of a draft, the last time being in 1999, when they had the second and third overall picks and selected the Sedins. They have had the second, third and fourth overall picks four times each.
13 -- Defensemen taken with a first round pick, the last being the late Luc Bourdon, who was selected 10th overall in 2005.
14 -- Most picks the Canucks had in a single draft, which occurred in 1984, with defenseman J.J. Daigneault being selected in the first round.
16 -- First round picks taken out of the Ontario Hockey League. In fact the first five first-round picks the Canucks ever had were all selected out of the OHA. Last year the Canucks made Belleville Bulls forward Brendan Gaunce the 26th overall selection.
17 -- Players drafted straight out of United States High School/Prep School Hockey. Last June the Canucks selected Matthew Beattie out of Exeter High School in New Hampshire in the seventh round.
20 -- Times the Canucks have drafted a player out of the BCHL (13) or AJHL (7). Wesley Myron was drafted in the sixth round from the Victoria Grizzlies (BCHL) last year.
26 -- Forwards taken with a first round pick; the very first was Don Lever in 1972 with the third overall pick. Lever went on to score 680 points (313-367-680) in 1020 career games in the NHL, 407 of those points came while playing for the Canucks.
34 -- Times the Canucks have selected a player out of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The Halifax Mooseheads have had the most players drafted to the Canucks out of the QMJHL with five.
40 -- First round draft picks the Canucks have had. The first being defenseman -- and current general manager of the Florida Panthers -- Dale Tallon in 1970, the most recent being Brendan Gaunce in 2012.
44 -- Draft picks selected out of the NCAA. Boston University, Colorado College, Lake Superior State University, and Ohio State University lead the way with four selections each.
55 -- Wins (and counting) by Cory Schneider with the Canucks, the most of any goaltender drafted by the team.
85 -- Selections the Canucks have made out of the Ontario Hockey League. The Kitchener Rangers lead the way with 10 picks, followed by the London Knights, and Peterborough Petes with nine apiece.
110 -- Times the Canucks have selected a player from the Western Hockey League. The Canucks have drafted nine players from the Portland Winterhawks and Brandon Wheat Kings, the most of any of the WHL clubs.
115 -- The latest the Canucks have had to wait to make their first pick was 115th overall in 2010, when they selected defenseman Patrick McNally out of Milton Academy (Mass.) in the fourth round.
287 -- The latest the Canucks have ever selected in a draft, when they picked Jannik Hansen out Malmo Jrs (Sweden) in 2004.
318 -- Goals scored in a Canucks uniform by Trevor Linden (2nd overall, 1988), the most of any Canucks draft pick. Daniel Sedin (2nd overall, 1999) is not far behind with 291.
325 -- Points in a Canucks uniform by Mattias Ohlund, the most of any Canucks defensemen drafted by the team.
441 -- Career NHL goals scored by Rick Vaive (7th overall, 1980), the most of any Canucks draft pick, although only 13 came in a Canucks uniform as he was traded after 47 games to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Dave “Tiger” Williams. Not far behind in second spot is the “Russian Rocket” Pavel Bure (113th overall, 1989), who scored 437 career goals (in 174 fewer games), including 254 with Vancouver.
610 -- Career NHL assists (and counting) by Henrik Sedin (3rd overall, 1999), the most of any Canucks draft pick. His brother Daniel is second on the list with 467.
1382 -- Career NHL games played by Trevor Linden, the most of any Canucks draft pick. Of those games, 1138 came while wearing a Canucks uniform.
2127 -- Career penalty-minutes in a Canucks uniform by Gino Odjick (86th overall, 1990), the most by any Canucks draft pick. Odjick played 444 games with the Canucks, during which he accumulated an average of 4.79 penalty-minutes per-game.