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1984: Thomas Gradin earns his 408th career point, moving past Don Lever as the Canucks' all-time scoring leader. Vancouver and Los Angeles play to a 3-3 tie.
1993: Pavel Bure receives 246,447 fan votes, becoming the first Canuck player to be voted to play in the NHL All-Star game.
2006: The Vancouver Canucks were awarded two penalty shots in a single period for the second time in franchise history. Alexandre Burrows was unsuccessful at 0:34 and Jarrko Ruutu scored at 17:58 of the third period at Chicago.
2003: Canucks Head Coach Marc Crawford earns the right to coach the Western Conference All-Star Team at the 53rd NHL All-Star Game, becoming the first Canucks head coach to do so.
1987: Pat Quinn, head coach of Los Angeles Kings, who has accepted the position of President and General Manager of the Vancouver Canucks, is suspended from the league by NHL President John Ziegler. Ziegler also levys fines on Vancouver and Los Angeles.
1998: Messier reaches 1,000 assist plateau on a Mogilny goal vs. Florida becoming only the sixth player in NHL history to reach the milestone. Messier joined the list with Gretzky, Coffey, Howe, Dionne and Bourque.
1996: Bret Hedican appears at the NHL All-Star Game after completing one revolution of the ice surface in a time of 13.477 seconds at the Vancouver Canucks Super Skills competition on December 16th. Hedican placed second behind Mike Gartner who finished the lap in 13.375 seconds.
2000: Mark Messier is named to the North American All-Star Team. It is the 14th time Messier has been named an All-Star.
2004: The Canucks won their eighth consecutive road game establishing a new club record. The previous record of five straight wins on the road had been accomplished five times.
1978: Canuck iron man Don Lever plays in his 437th consecutive game, a club record, but suffers a broken cheekbone and misses the next five games.
2002: Canucks officially change the name of their charitable arm from Canuck Foundation to the Canucks For Kids Fund.
2003: Trevor Linden becomes only the second player in Canucks history to play 800 games in a Canucks uniform. Stan Smyl was the first.
1988: Stan Smyl scores two goals in a 6-5 victory over Winnipeg. His second goal is the 250th of his career.
1999: Canucks acquired Ed Jovanovski, Dave Gagner, Mike Brown, Kevin Weekes and a first round draft pick in the 1999 or 2000 NHL Entry Draft from Florida in exchange for Pavel Bure, Bret Hedican, Brad Ference and a third round pick (in the year that Florida exercises the right to convey the first round pick to Vancouver).
2003: Canucks head coach Marc Crawford becomes the teams all-time leader with his 143rd win behind the Canucks bench. He surpassed the record held by Harry Neale. Crawford finished the 2002-03 season with 161 wins.
1998: NHL All-Star Game held in Vancouver for the first time since Jan. 25, 1977. The North American All-Stars defeated the World Team All Stars 8-7. Mark Messier played for N. America and recorded a goal and an assist. Pavel Bure played for the World Team and recorded an assist.
1971: Rookie defenceman Dale Tallon is the first player to represent Vancouver in the NHL All-Star Game, played at Boston Garden
1972: Andre Boudrias becomes first Canuck in history to reach 100 career points in a 6-1 win at Pittsburgh.
1993: Vancouver loses 5-2 to the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins, ending the club's 18-game home unbeaten streak.
1976: Dennis Ververgaert, represents Vancouver in the NHL All-Star Game, played in Philadelphia. He scores two goals ten seconds apart in the third period, to set an All-Star Game record.
1995: Canucks open their 25th season in the NHL with a 1-1 tie vs. Dallas Stars at the Pacific Coliseum. The season was postponed until a new Collective Bargaining Agreement was reached. The CBA agreement was reached on January 13, 1995.
1975: Gary Smith becomes the first Canuck to be voted to the NHL All- Star Game, held in the Montreal Forum. Smith plays 30:43 for the Clarence Campbell Conference, backing up starter Bernie Parent. Defenceman Tracy Pratt also represents Vancouver in the Wales Conference 7-1 victory.
1976: Chris Oddleifson becomes first Canuck to tally two shorthanded goals in one game, scoring twice in the second period versus Toronto in a 5-5 tie.
1999: Head Coach Mike Keenan relieved of his duties. Marc Crawford hired as 15th Canucks Head Coach in history.
1999: Mattias Ohlund and Markus Naslund played for the World All-Stars in the 1999 NHL All-Star Game in Tampa, Florida. Ohlund recorded a goal and an assist while Naslund added an assist. The North American All-Stars won the game 8-6 with Wayne Gretzky named MVP.
1977: The NHL All-Star Game is played in Vancouver's Pacific Coliseum. Defenceman Harold Snepsts represents the Canucks. The Campbell Conference loses 4-3 to the Wales Conference.
1996: The Canucks debut the 'Third Jersey' vs. the New York Islanders in a 6-3 win at General Motors Place. The Canuck 'Third Jersey' is a presentation of red accented with yellow and black.
2002: Defenceman Brent Sopel is named NHL Player of the Week. Sopel becomes the first defenceman this season to win the award.
2002: Markus Naslund records his second hat trick of the season, and takes over the NHL lead for points scored with 57. This marks the first time in club history that a Canucks player has led the league in scoring after January 1st.
1974: For the first time, the Canucks have two representatives in the NHL All-Star game, right winger Bobby Schmautz and defenceman Jocelyn Guevremont.
1992: The Canucks defeat Chicago 4-1 at home to post the first winning record (7-3-1) in the month of January in club history.
1978: Rick Blight scores two goals as Canucks defeat Washington 4-2 for the franchise's 200th victory.
1975: Ken Lockett becomes the first Canuck goalie to surrender a penalty shot goal when Steve Atkinson of Washington beats him.
2002: Markus Naslund is named NHL Player of the Month for January.
2002: Longtime Canucks P.A. Announcer and Canucks Alumni member John Ashbridge was presented with the NHL Alumni "7th Man Award". The presentation was made during the 52nd NHL All-Star Weekend, and recognizes a member of the NHL Family who has contributed behind the scenes for a significant period of time.
2002: For the second straight season, Ed Jovanovski and Markus Naslund represent the Canucks at the NHL All-Star game. Naslund scored the game-winning goal on his way to a three point night (2-1-3), while Jovanovski notched a goal for the North American Team.
2003: The Canucks are represented at the 53rd NHL All-Star Game in Florida by Markus Naslund, Todd Bertuzzi and Ed Jovanovski. The Canucks coaching staff of Marc Crawford, Jack McIlhargey and Mike Johnston also represent Vancouver. It is the largest Canucks representation at an NHL All-Star Game.
2006: Head Coach Marc Crawford become the third youngest coach in NHL history to accumulate 400 wins after Vancouver celebrated a 3-1 victory against Calgary. Only Scotty Bowman (43 years, 148 days) and Glen Sather (44 years, 198 days), were younger than Marc Crawford (44 years, 335 days) to reach the 400 win mark.
1978: Murray Bannerman plays third period of a 5-1 loss to Chicago and does not allow a goal. He remains the only Canuck goaltender who has never been scored on.
2001: Ed Jovanovski and Markus Naslund play in the 2001 NHL All-Star game in Colorado. Naslund was a member of the World Team and recorded a goal and an assist. Jovanovski notched an assist for the North American Team.
2002: Todd Bertuzzi ties the club record for consecutive games with a point. The 15 game streak ties Petr Nedved's mark set back in 1992-93 and equaled the longest streak in the NHL during the 2001-02 season. Bertuzzi recorded 19 points (7-12-19) during the 15 games.
2004: Longtime Canucks employee Norm Jewison is named the 2004 NHL Alumni 7th Man. The 7th Man Award is awarded annually to a member of the NHL family who has contributed behind the scenes for a significant period of time. In Norm's case, he began working for the Vancouver Canucks prior to the 1977-78 season. He was formally presented his award at the NHL Alumni All-Star Awards Dinner in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
2006: Henrik Sedin is named the NHL's OFfensive Player of the Week for the second period ending Sunday, February 5, 2006. He recorded 7 points (2-5-7) in three games played.
1996: Dave Babych appears in his 1,000th NHL game. Babych joined Ryan Walter and Pit Martin as the only three players to appear in their 1,000th game in a Canucks uniform. Babych became the 109th player in NHL history to play in 1,000 regular season NHL games.
2001: The Canucks and the San Jose Sharks play to the first scoreless draw in Vancouver. The game marks the third time in Canucks history they have played to a zero, zero tie.
1971: Rosaire Paiement sets a club record with four goals against Buffalo in a 6-3 victory.
1981: Winger Tiger Williams and defenceman Kevin McCarthy are both voted to the Campbell Conference Team for the NHL All-Star Game held at the Los Angeles Forum.
1982: NHL history is made when referee Kerry Fraser awards Vancouver two penalty shots in the same period. Thomas Gradin and Ivan Hlinka both convert their opportunities on Detroit goaltender Gilles Gilbert. Hlinka's shot comes with 30 seconds remaining in the third period and gives the Canucks a 4-4 tie.
1998:Mattias Ohlund (Sweden), Jyrki Lumme (Finland) and Pavel Bure (Russia) become first Canuck players to play in the Olympic Games during season. NHL closed for a two week "Winter Break" to allow NHL players to play in Nagano, Japan. Bure won a silver medal and Lumme won a bronze.
1971: Rosaire Paiement becomes first Canuck to earn five points in a game with three goals and two assists in a 5-4 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins. Andre Boudrias becomes first Vancouver player to score 20 goals, followed by Paiement, who tallies his 20th later that same period.
2004: Trevor Linden became the Canucks all-time leader in games played by playing in his 897th in a Canucks uniform. The record of 896 had been held by Stan Smyl since 1990-91. Linden finished the 2003-04 season having played in 919 games with Vancouver.
2003: Dan Cloutier was named NHL Player of the Week for the period ending February 16th.
2000: Canucks hold practice at a neighborhood outdoor rink in Ottawa.
2007: Trevor Linden plays his 1300th career NHL game versus Colorado. In 1,300 games played the Canucks veteran recorded 364 goals, 482 assists and 846 points.
1981: Dennis Kearns retires as the Canucks' all-time leader in games played (677) and the all-time leading scorer among Canuck defencemen with 321 points.
2001: The Canucks travel to Belleville, Ontario from Toronto by train and participate in an outdoor game of shinny. The game was versus the Belleville Bobcats a minor hockey team that Marc Crawford played for while growing up.
2003: Markus Naslund scores his 40th goal of the season, becoming the first player in Canucks history with 40 or more goals in three straight seasons. Also, in the same game Dan Cloutier wins his 30th game of the season, becoming the first goaltender in Canucks history to post back to back 30 (plus) win seasons.
2002: Ed Jovanovski and Canucks Vice President of Player Personal Steve Tambellini, help Team Canada win its first Olympic Gold Medal in Ice Hockey in 50 years. The Canucks hold an open practice and show the Gold Medal broadcast before more then 9000 fans, the largest single gathering in Canada for the game.
2003: Brendan Morrison was named NHL Player of the Week for the period ending February 23rd.
1971: Canucks are victimized by the Boston Bruins, who score three goals in an NHL record 20 seconds.
2003: Canucks defeat Atlanta 8-0 to extend their club record unbeaten streak to 14 games. The streak consisted of 10 wins and four ties, including a 5-0-2 record at both home and on the road.
1985: Stan Smyl scores his 187th career goal to pass Don Lever as the Canucks' all-time leading goal-scorer. Vancouver loses 11-5 in Detroit.
1996: Trevor Linden passes Don Lever's team record of 437 consecutive games played vs. Pittsburgh in a 4-7 loss. Linden had not missed one NHL regular season game since October 4, 1990.
1997: Martin Gelinas became the ninth player in Canucks history to record four goals in a single game. Gelinas recorded the goals in Vancouver vs. the Phoenix Coyotes. The previous Canucks player to score four goals in a single game was Pavel Bure on October 12, 1992 vs. Winnipeg.
1986: Richard Brodeur becomes first Canuck netminder to register 100 career wins in a 3-1 victory vs. Philadelphia.
1984: Patrik Sundstrom collects a goal and six assists for a seven - point night, setting new team records for assists and points in one game, as the Canucks win 9-5 in Pittsburgh. Sundstrom became only the third player in NHL history to earn six assists in a road game, after Detroit's Billy Taylor (7 in 1947 vs. Chicago) and Boston's Bobby Orr (6 in 1973 vs. Vancouver).
1996: Alexander Mogilny records his 50th goal of the season vs. the St. Louis Blues at General Motors Place. Alexander joined Pavel Bure (60 goals in 1992-93, 1993-94) as the only Canucks to score 50 goals in a single NHL season. Alexander finished the season with 55 goals, 52 assists in 79 games played.
1996: Alexander Mogilny becomes the fourth player in NHL history to score 50 goals with two NHL teams (Buffalo/Vancouver), Pierre Larouche (Pittsburgh/ Montreal), Wayne Gretzky (Edmonton /Los Angeles), Pat LaFontaine (New York Islanders/Buffalo).
1993: Pavel Bure scores his 50th goal against Grant Fuhr of the Buffalo Sabres in a neutral site game at Hamilton's Copps Coliseum. It is Bure's 63rd game. Dixon Ward and Robert Dirk assist on the historic goal. Canucks win 5-2.
2000: Mark Messier records a point, giving him 1700 for his career. Messier becomes only the fourth player in NHL history to record 1700 points.
1995: Canucks President and General Manager Pat Quinn signs a five-year contract extension.
1985: Thomas Gradin scores the 500th point of his NHL career, becoming first Canuck to reach that milestone. Canucks beat L.A. 4-3.
2004: Trevor Linden recorded two assists to become the Canucks all-time leader in points scored by notching his 673rd point. Linden finished the season with 680 points, surpassing the long standing club record previously held by Stan Smyl (672).
1973: Andre Boudrias scores on Roger Crozier in the first penalty shot awarded to a Vancouver player. The Canucks defeat Buffalo 5-2.
2007: Roberto Luongo posts his 39th win of the season in San Jose setting a new franchise record for wins by a Vancouver goaltender in a single season.
2001: Markus Naslund records his 39th goal of the season, to become the highest scoring Canucks captain for one season. Stan Smyl recorded 38 goals in 1982-83.
2005: The National Hockey League's Board of Governors approves the 50 percent acquisition of the Vancouver Canucks to the Aquilini Investment Group.
2002: Artem Chubarov becomes the first player in NHL history to have his first four career goals all be game-winners. Nine players previously held the record with three game-winners to begin a career.
1976: Vancouver plays its only penalty-free contest as neither the Canucks nor New York Rangers are assessed any penalties by referee Lloyd Gilmour. Canucks lose 7-3 to the Rangers.
2007: Canucks centre, Brendan Morrison plays his 500th consecutive NHL game. By the end of the season, Morrison played 512 consecutive games and held the league iron man record.
1973: Dunc Wilson collects the first assist awarded to a Canuck goalie on a goal by Andre Boudrias. The goal marks the sixth straight game Boudrias has scored, setting a club record. Vancouver defeats California Seals 5-2.
1995: Kirk McLean appears in his 378th game as a Vancouver Canucks passing Richard Brodeur's record of 377 games played as a Canuck goaltender.
2006: The Vancouver Canucks and CHUM Radio announce Team 1040 as the exclusive radio carrier of the Canucks games for six seasons, beginning in 2006-07.
1971: Rosaire Paiement scores his 30th goal of the season, becoming first Canuck ever to reach that mark. Vancouver defeats Pittsburgh 6-4.
1993: Ryan Walter plays in his 1,000th NHL game against the New York Islanders at the Pacific Coliseum. 2000: Markus Naslund is named NHL Player of the Week. In three games, Naslund had three goals and five assists.
2000: Markus Naslund and Mattias Ohlund are named to the 2002 Swedish Men's Olympic Hockey Team.
2001: Markus Naslund and Mattias Ohlund are named to the 2002 Swedish Men's Olympic Hockey Team.
2005: Canucks Vice-President and Assistant General Manager, Steve Tambellini is appointed as Team Canada's General Manager for the 2005 IIHF Men's World Hockey Championship in Austria April 30 to May 15, 2005. Tambellini's appointment as GM marks the eighth time that he has represented Canada in either an executive position or as a player.
1988:Stan Smyl becomes the first Canuck to play in 800 regular season games, but Vancouver loses a 5-3 decision in Toronto.
1984: Tony Tanti scores his 43rd and 44th goals of the year, including one in overtime in a 4-3 win over Winnipeg, to set a record for goals in a season.
1994: Pavel Bure scores his 50th goal into an empty net vs the LA Kings.
1996: The Canucks pass a season high attendance record on March 23rd vs. Calgary. The Canucks recorded 28 sellout games at General Motors Place with a total of 729,629 people attending home games. An average of 17,795 people per game.
1992: Kirk McLean backstops the Canucks to a 4-2 win at Minnesota, earning his club record 38th win.
2003: Todd Bertuzzi was named NHL Player of the Week for the period ending March 23rd.
1973: Don Tannahill scores his second NHL hat trick in a 7-4 Canuck victory over Toronto. He is the first Canuck rookie to register 20 goals, finishing the season with 22.
1996: Alexander Mogilny recorded his 100th point of the season vs. Los Angeles by assisting on Cliff Ronning's goal in the first period. Alexander became the second Canuck to record 100 points in a season. Pavel Bure recorded 107 points (60g-47a) during the 1993-94 season and 110 points (60g - 50a) during the 1992-93 season.?
1997: Gino Odjick passed his previous record and Canucks record of 370 penalty minutes in a single season (1992-93) by recording his 371st penalty minute (fighting) in a game vs. the Anaheim Mighty Ducks. Odjick's 371 penalty minutes made him the NHL's most penalized player during the 1996-97 season.
2002: Trevor Linden plays the 1000th game of his NHL career. Through his first 1000 games, Linden played 758 games for Vancouver, 107 with the New York Islanders, and Montreal Canadiens and 28 with Washington. Linden becomes the fourth player to reach the milestone while with Vancouver (Dave Babych, Ryan Walter, Pit Martin).
2002: Goaltender Dan Cloutier sets a new club record with his seventh shutout of the season, posting a 4-0 win over the Los Angeles Kings.
1982: Coach Harry Neale is handed a 10-game suspension by the NHL for his involvement in an altercation with the crowd in Canucks' Mar. 20th game in Quebec City. Defenceman Doug Halward is given a seven game suspension. Roger Neilson takes over as coach and Canucks win 7-2 over Calgary.
1999: Adrian Aucoin scores two goals (20th & 21st of the season) vs. Montreal to break the Canuck record of most goals by a defenceman in a single season. The previous record was set by Doug Halward who scored 19 goals in the 1982-83 season.
2000:Canucks defenseman Mattias Ohlund is nominated for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. The award voted on by the Professional Hockey Writers Association, is for sportsmanship, perseverance and dedication to hockey.
2003: Markus Naslund records his 100th point of the season, becoming only the third player in team history to reach the 100 point mark (Bure, Mogilny). Naslund finished the year with 104 points.
2004: Marc Crawford became the first coach in Canucks history to win at least 200 games. The club's all-time leader in wins, Crawford, reached the milestone when Vancouver defeated the Dallas Stars 3-2 in overtime.
1971: Vancouver sets a club record with 11 goals in an 11-5 win over the California Seals.
1996: Pat Quinn takes over as head coach of the Vancouver Canucks. Replacing Rick Ley who was hired as head coach on August 10, 1994.
1983: Stan Smyl scores two goals and establishes a new club record with 88 points in one season, as Canucks lose 7-4 to Edmonton. Darcy Rota collects two assists and establishes a club record 14 game point streak.
2003: Canucks establish a new club record with 103 points, eclipsing the previous record of 101 set in 1992-93. The club finished the season with 104 points. With the 5-1 road win at Los Angeles, the Canucks also established a new team record for road wins with 23.
2006: The Canucks record their 40th win of the 2005-06 season at home versus the Wild. The win represents the fourth consecutive 40 (plus) win season and the seventh overall in club history.
2007: Vancouver annouces the four-year contract extension of defenseman Sami Salo. Salo set career highs with 14 goals and 37 points in the season.
1984: Patrik Sundstrom earns two points to set a club mark for points in a season (91) in a 3-3 tie with Minnesota. Tony Tanti scores his 45th goal of the year, a club record.
1989: Trevor Linden becomes the first Canuck rookie to score 30 goals in a season. Canucks lose 6-4 in L.A.
1993: Pavel Bure scores a third period goal against goaltender Pat Jablonski of Tampa Bay, becoming the first Canuck player to reach the 100 point mark. Canucks win 5-3. He finishes the season with a club record 110 points.
1975: Ken Lockett becomes first Canuck netminder to register consecutive shutouts as Vancouver earns its team-record eighth shutout of the season, 4-0 over California.
1993: Frank Griffiths is named to the Hockey Hall of Fame in the Builders' Category.
1999: Adrian Aucoin scores his 18th power-play goal of the season. With the goal, Aucoin ties a NHL record for most power-play goals by a defenceman in a season with 18. Denis Potvin also had 18 power-play goals for the New York Islanders in 1975-76.
2004: The Canucks won the Northwest Division title for the first time in 11 years with a 5-2 win versus the Edmonton Oilers. They finished the season with 101 points, tying the second highest total in club history. It marked the fourth time in club history that they have won a division title.
2004: Vancouver plays its final regular season game of the 2003-04 season before a sold-out General Motors Place. The Canucks sold-out every home regular season game for the first time in club history.
1994: Pavel Bure is named NHL Player of the Month for March after scoring 19-11-30 in 16 games. It is the second highest point total in any one month in Canuck history. Bure joins goaltender Kirk McLean as the only Canucks to receive the award.
1980: Thomas Gradin ties club mark for most goals by a centre with his 30th goal in the season finale. Stan Smyl becomes only NHL player to lead his team in goals (31), assists (47), points (78) and penalty minutes (204) in one year.
1979: Ron Sedlbauer finishes the season as the first 40-goal scorer in club history.
1993: Kirk McLean backstops Vancouver to a 5-4 overtime win over Edmonton, earning his club record 127th career victory, passing Richard Brodeur.
1994: Chairman and team owner Frank A Griffiths passes away after a lengthy illness. In his memory, the players wear a patch on their uniform with the inscription "2 points F.G.", Mr. Griffiths' signature phrase.
2007: Vancouver established a new franchise record with their 49th win of the season at San Jose. The win also secures the highest point total in club history (105) and clinches first place honours in the Northwest Division.
1982: Tiger Williams scores at 14:20 of overtime to give Vancouver its first playoff overtime win, 2-1 over Calgary.
1989: Vancouver evens its playoff series with Calgary at two games each, following a 5-3 win at home. Trevor Linden sets a new club record with four points in a game, scoring 1-3-4. The Canucks also set a new team playoff mark with four power-play goals.
1982: The Canucks win a playoff series for the first time, sweeping the Flames in three straight, as Vancouver wins 3-1 in Calgary. Richard Brodeur was brilliant, forging a 1.55 average in the three games, stopping 103 of 108 shots in the series.
1993: Pavel Bure scores his 60th goal in a 6-3 win over Calgary at the Pacific Coliseum.
1999: Garth Snow and the Canucks shutout the Calgary Flames 2-0 at the Canadian Airlines Saddledome in Calgary. The shutout is Snow's sixth of the season, which ties a club record for most shutouts in a single season. Snow tied Gary Smith's team record as Smith recorded six shutouts in the 1974-75 campaign.
1975: Following a first-round bye for finishing first in the Smythe Division, the Canucks appear in their first playoff game, a 6-2 loss to the Canadiens in the Montreal Forum.
1989: Vancouver, playing in the sixth game of a playoff series for the first time in franchise history, forces a seventh and deciding game with a 6-3 home ice win over the Flames. Canucks explode for four second period goals, setting club playoff records for fastest two goals (0:15) and fastest three goals (2:18).
1994: Pavel Bure scores his 60th goal of the season becoming just the eighth player in NHL history to twice score 60 or more goals in a season.
2002: Canucks finish the regular season with 254 goals, to the lead the NHL in goal scoring for the first time in franchise history.
2006: Trevor Linden plays in his 1, 000th career game in a Canucks uniform, making him the first player in franchise history to reach this milestone.
1999: Mark Messier recorded one assist in a game at home versus the Calgary Flames. With the assist, he passed Gordie Howe for fourth on the all-time career NHL assist list with 1050.
2000: Adrian Aucoin, Ed Jovanovski, Andrew Cassels, Brendan Morrison and Todd Bertuzzi are all named to represent Team Canada at the World Hockey Championships in Russia. Peter Schaefer also represented Canada in the tournament.
1975: Garry Monahan scores the game-winner as the Canucks record their first playoff win, 2-1 over Montreal in the Forum.
1993: Vancouver comes from behind to defeat LA 8-6, breaking the 100 point barrier for the first time. Vancouver finishes with 101 points and a record 46 wins.
2006: In the last regular season home game of the season, the Canucks defeat the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 in overtime in front of a capacity crowd. This marks the 127th consecutive sell-out and the second straight season in which all 41 regular season home games were sold-out.
1992: The Canucks close out the 1991-92 regular season with a 4-4 tie against Calgary, setting franchise records for points (96), and wins (42).
1975: Vancouver's first ever home playoff game was a 4-1 loss to Montreal. John Gould scored the first playoff goal by a Canuck in the Pacific Coliseum.
1992: Pavel Bure is named NHL Rookie-of-the-Month for March⁄April.
1975: Canucks were shut out in the playoffs for the first time, 4-0 at home to Montreal. Ken Dryden earned the shutout.
1982: Vancouver eliminates Los Angeles from the playoffs with a 5-2 home ice win, taking the series 4-1. Darcy Rota ties club playoff mark for goals in a series (4). Stan Smyl sets new records for assists (5) and points in a series (7). Smyl also earns points in a team record sixth straight playoff game (scored 2 goals, 6 assists).
1975: Canucks participate in their first playoff overtime game, losing 5-4 to Montreal. Guy Lafleur, with his third game-winning goal of the series, scores the winner at 17:06 of overtime.
2006: Canucks relieve Head Coach Marc Crawford of his coaching duties.
1982: Vancouver takes the opening game of the Campbell Conference championship, defeating Chicago 2-1 in Chicago Stadium. Jim Nill scores the winnng goal at 28:58 of overtime in the longest game in Canuck history. Richard Brodeur stopped 46 of 47 shots by Chicago, while Canucks had 41 shots against Tony Esposito.
1994: Pavel Bure scores at 2:20 of the second overtime period to give Vancouver a 4-3 win over Calgary and the club's third straight overtime win in a come-from-behind seven game playoff series. It is Vancouver's first seven game playoff series win.
1982: History is made when Vancouver plays its first game in the month of May. Canucks defeat Chicago 4-3.
2001: Canucks goaltender Dan Cloutier is added to Team Canada's World Championship Roster.
2004: The Vancouver Canucks announce that the contract of President and General Manager Brian Burke will not be extended.
1982: Vancouver scores a team playoff record six goals to beat Chicago 6-2, elmininating the Blackhawks 4-1. Canucks are presented with the Clarence Campbell Trophy.
2004: David Nonis is promoted to the position of Senior Vice-President and General Manager assuming responsibility for the leadership of the team. In his first act as General Manager, Nonis appoints Steve Tambellini to Vice President and Assistant General Manager.
1995: The Canucks make their fifth straight playoff appearance with a 2-1 loss vs. St. Louis. The Canucks went on to defeat the Blues 4 games to 3.
1982: Canucks make their first-ever appearance in the Stanley Cup finals, in Long Island. Vancouver loses 6-5 in overtime to the Islanders, as Mike Bossy scores at 19:58 of OT. Thomas Gradin ties club mark with two goals and an assist.
1973: Canucks trade their original first round draft pick (1970) Dale Tallon to Chicago for goaltender Gary Smith and defenceman Jerry Korab.
1995: The Canucks tallied two shorthanded goals in 0:17 during the second period of their 6-5 win over the St. Louis Blues in Game Five of their Conference Quarterfinal series to set an NHL playoff record for the fastest two shorthanded goals by one team. The Canucks passed the old mark of 0:24 set by the 1978 Montreal Canadiens versus Detroit on April 23, 1978. Christian Ruuttu scored at 4:31 of the second period, followed by Geoff Courtnall at 4:48.
2000: The Canucks are nominated for the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame's Pro Team Community Award.
1970: Vancouver is awarded a National Hockey League franchise.
1994: Kirk McLean records his second consecutive playoff shutout over the Toronto Maple Leafs. McLean blanks the Leafs 4-0 in Game 3 and 2-0 in Game 4, both at the Pacific Coliseum. The shutouts give McLean four in the playoffs, equalling an NHL record.
2001: President and G.M., Brian Burke is named the "Executive of the Year" by The Sporting News.
1992: Ryan Walter is named the Bud Light/NHL Man-of-the-Year for his work within the community.
1994: Vancouver plays hockey in the month of June for the first time in Game Two of the Stanley Cup Finals. NY Rangers win 3-1 at Madison Square Gardens. Pavel Bure has his 16 game point streak, two games shy of the NHL record, snapped.
1997: The Vancouver Canucks unveiled a new logo, uniform and team colours to Vancouver in a day-long event which started with players appearing all over the city and was highlighted by a kick off rally at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
1996: Tom Renney is hired as head coach of the Vancouver Canucks becoming the 13th head coach in Canucks history.
2001: Canucks unveil their new mascot at Canuck Place. The new mascot will be named through a contest and looks like a killer whale.
2001: The Canucks reach a new five year deal with the Manitoba Moose of the AHL, to be the clubs new farm team.
1989: The Canucks have three finalists for the NHL's major trophies for the first time in club history. At the awards presentation ceremonies, Trevor Linden finishes second in Calder Trophy voting, Bob McCammon is runner-up for the Jack Adams Trophy and Kirk McLean is third in voting for the Vezina Trophy.
1989: Trevor Linden is named The Hockey News Rookie-of-the-Year, as selected via fan balloting.
1970: Vancouver makes defenceman Gary Doak (from Boston) its first selection in the NHL expansion draft. Other top selections were, in order; Orland Kurtenbach, Ray Cullen, Pat Quinn, and Rosaire Paiement.
1970: Canucks make defenceman Dale Tallon of Toronto Marlboros their first selection in the Amateur Draft, behind Buffalo's choice of Gilbert Perreault.
2003:The National Hockey League Players' Association announced that Markus Naslund was the recipient of the 2003 Lester B. Pearson Award for most outstanding player during the NHL regular season, as voted by members of the NHLPA. Senator Frank Mahovlich, member of the Hockey Hall of Fame and Honorable member of the Canadian Senate, presented the award to Naslund in a ceremony hosted by John Davidson at the Hockey Hall of Fame.
1994: Kirk McLean sets an NHL record for minutes played in the playoffs (1,544) but the Canucks lose Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals 3-2 to the NY Rangers.
2007: Canucks Head Coach, Alain Vigneault is named winner of the Jack Adams Award at the 2007 NHL Awards Show in Toronto. Vigneault earns Coach of the Year honours after leading Vancouver to franchise record 49 wins and season-high 105 points. Vigneault was a finalist for the Jack Adams Award while serving as Head Coach of the Montreal Canadiens in the 1999-00 season.
1992: Pavel Bure receives the Calder Trophy as the league's top rookie, becoming the first Canuck player to win a post-season award. Head Coach Pat Quinn captures the Jack Adams trophy as NHL Coach-of-the-Year, the first coach to win the award with two different teams. Quinn also received Coach-of-the-Year honors by the Sporting News and the Hockey News. Goaltender Kirk McLean is voted a Second Team All-star, the first Canuck to earn all-star status.
1994: Pavel Bure is selected the NHL's First Team All-Star Right Winger. He is the first and only Canuck to achieve the honor. It is the same day he signs a multi-year contract with the Canucks that makes him the highest paid player in franchise history.
1996:Goaltender Corey Hirsch is named to the NHL All-Rookie Team. Hirsch finished the season with a 2.93 GAA after appearing in 41 games for a record of 17-14-6.
1999: The Canucks announced that Jack McIlhargey and Mike Johnston would be Assistant Coaches of the club joining Head Coach Marc Crawford. The team also announced that Stan Smyl would be the new Head Coach of the Syracuse Crunch, Vancouver's top minor-league affiliate.
2000: The Canucks reach a deal with the Kansas City Blades of the IHL, to be the teams new farm team.
2006: Vancouver Canucks name Alain Vigneault as Head Coach.
1998: Brian Burke hired President and General Manager of the Vancouver Canucks.
2007: Aquilini Investment Group complete the purchase of the Vancouver Canucks after acquiring the 50 percent interest of former partner, John McCaw, becoming the first local ownership group of the franchise in more than a decade.
1999: The Canucks make three trades on the morning of the NHL Entry Draft in Boston to secure the second and third overall selections. With the picks, Canucks President and General Manager, Brian Burke selects Daniel and Henrik Sedin of Modo in the Swedish Elite League.
2001: Canucks extend the contract of captain Markus Naslund through the 2004-2005 season. Naslund set new career highs with 41 goals and 75 points in 2000-01.
1989: Canuck President Pat Quinn flies to Moscow and signs Soviet star centre Igor Larionov to a multi-year contract.
1991: Stan Smyl retires as the Canucks all-time leader in games played (896), goals (262), assists (411) and points (673). He is named Assistant Coach.
1996: Canucks Equipment Manager Pat O'Neill becomes the first recipient of the Larry Ashley Award. The Larry Ashley Award is presented to the trainer or equipment manager that best exemplifies the character and commitment to excellence displayed by Ashley throughout his career.
2006: Vancouver Canucks and Manitoba Moose name Scott Arniel as Head Coach of the AHL affiliate.
1995: Canucks reunite former Junior Hockey teammates Alexander Mogilny and Pavel Bure by acquiring Mogilny and a 5th round pick in exchange for Mike Peca, Mike Wilson and their first round pick (14th overall) at the 1995 NHL Entry Draft.
1999: The Canucks sign unrestricted free agent Andrew Cassels.
1997: Trail Smoke Eaters' trainer Ken Caputo becomes the second recipient of the Larry Ashley Award.
2005: National Hockey League owners unanimously ratify the new collective bargaining agreement, bringing an official end to the 310-day lockout. One day prior, NHL players formally accepted the new deal with 87 percent of the membership voting in favour of the deal.
1997: The Vancouver Canucks signed unrestricted free agent Mark Messier.
1999: 1999 First Round Draft Picks, Daniel and Henrik Sedin, both sign their first NHL contract with the Canucks.
1994: Rick Ley is hired as head coach of the Vancouver Canucks, becoming the 12th coach in the Canucks history.
2005: The Vancouver Canucks and Manitoba Moose name Alain Vigneault as the Moose's Head Coach.
1998: David Nonis named Senior Vice-President, hockey Operations. Steve Tambellini named Vice-President, Player Personnel, Mike Penny named Vice-President, Amateur Scouting and Shawn Dineen named Professional Scout.
1996: Team Canada and Team U.S.A. play a pre-tournament game for the inaugural World Cup of Hockey at General Motors Place.
1999: Andy Moog is named the Canucks Goaltending Consultant.
1996: Team Canada defeated Team Russia 5-3 at General Motors Place in the first game of the World Cup of Hockey tournament. Trevor Linden played for Canada while Alexander Mogilny played for Team Russia. Trevor Linden recorded one assist in the game on goal by Vincent Damphousse.
1996: The National Hockey League announces the 1998 NHL All-Star game will be played at General Motors Place. This is the second NHL All-Star Game to be played in Vancouver, the other was in 1977.
1995: Pavel Bure changes jersey numbers from #10 to # 96.
2000: Canucks complete the American Airlines/NHL Challenge in Stockholm, Sweden. The Canucks held training camp in Sweden and defeated MoDo 5-2 and Djurgarden 2-1 to win the exhibition tournament.
2000: Canucks name Markus Naslund as team captain in Stockholm, Sweden, following their overtime victory over Djurgarden. Naslund becomes the 11th captain in Canucks history.
2004: Unable to reach an amicable deal for both the NHL and NHLPA, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announces a lockout.
1995: Head Medical Trainer, Larry Ashley, passes away after battling a lengthy illness. Larry cared for Canucks players for fourteen seasons and in his memory, players wear the initials "LA" on their helmets. In recognition of Larry's service and contribution to the Vancouver Canucks Hockey Club, the training centre at General Motors Place is named the "Larry Ashley Training Facility".
2001: The Canucks hold their annual Blue-Silver intra-squad game at General Motors Place. Club raises $134,250.25 for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund in support of September 11th.
1992: Play-by-play broadcaster Jim Robson is named to the Hockey Hall of Fame.
1995: The Vancouver Canucks play their first preseason game at General Motors Place. Jeff Brown scored the first goal in the new facility in the Canucks 4-3 win over the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.
2001: Canucks new mascot is officially named "Fin". The name was chosen from more then 2000 fan entries.
1995: Trevor Linden signs a multi-year deal.
2001: Canucks unveil their new "Third Jersey" at a downtown press conference. The new "Third Jersey" is predominantly a two-colour jersey with a strong deep red and deep blue, accented with silver. It is the second alternate jersey in team history.
1997: Trevor Linden passes Canucks' captaincy on to Mark Messier while team is in Tokyo, Japan for "GAME ONE '97". Messier becomes 10th captain in team history.
OCTOBER 4 & 5
1997: "GAME ONE '97" The Vancouver Canucks play the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in a two-game series at Yoyogi Arena in Tokyo, Japan. The two split the games by a score of 3-2 in each game. It marked the first NHL game in history to be played outside N. America. Scott Walker becomes the first player to score an NHL regular season goal outside N. America. Attendance 10,500 (sellout) for both games.
1989: Canucks open their 20th NHL campaign with a 4-1 setback to the Edmonton Oilers. Igor Larionov and Vladimir Krutov become the first Soviet players ever to appear in a Canuck uniform.
2002: Introduced by royal trumpets and walking along a red carpet, Queen Elizabeth II dropped the ceremonial first puck before an exhibition game between the Canucks and San Jose. The British monarch, who last attended a hockey game 51 years ago, dropped the puck between Canucks captain Markus Naslund and Mike Ricci of the Sharks. She then sat in the royal suite, where she watched the first period of the game. The 76-year-old monarch, flanked by local minor hockey league players, was led to the center of the rink -- where she was joined by Wayne Gretzky, the NHL all-time leading scorer, and executive director of the gold medal-winning 2002 Canadian Olympic Hockey Team. Also at center ice were Cassie Campbell, captain of the Canadian women's Olympic team; Canucks and Team Canada defenceman Ed Jovanovski; and Hall of Fame television broadcaster Howie Meeker. The Queen was in Vancouver with her husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, as part of a 12-day tour of Canada, celebrating the 50th anniversary of her rule.
1989: Vladimir Krutov becomes the first Soviet player to score a goal in a Vancouver uniform. The goal is assisted by Igor Larionov. Vancouver beats Detroit 5-3.
2000: With their come back 5-4 victory on at Tampa Bay, the Canucks became just the third club since 1983-84 (the season when the 5:00 overtime rule was introduced) to win a game in regulation in which it trailed by two or more goals with three or fewer minutes remaining.
1970: Canucks play their first NHL game, losing 3-1 to the L.A. Kings at the Pacific Coliseum. Barry Wilkins scores the Canucks first goal at 2:14 of the third period against netminder Denis DeJordy. Attendance was 15,062.
1995: The Vancouver Canucks play the first regular season game at General Motors Place. The Canucks were defeated 5-3 by the Detroit Red Wings. Mike Ridley recorded the first regular season goal at General Motors Place. Kirk McLean played in goal.
1999: In a Pre-Game ceremony, the Canucks unveil the 30 Greatest Canucks, to celebrate the teams 30th year in the NHL.
2005: General Motors Place celebrates its tenth anniversary since the Cnaucks played their first regular season game at the venue.
2002: For the first time in Canucks history the club began the regular season with a shutout victory. Dan Cloutier stopped all 19 shots that he faced in the 3-0 win at Calgary.
1970: Canucks earn their first NHL victory in their second game, a 5-3 win at home over Toronto. Wayne Maki scores two goals in the game.
1979: Edmonton's Wayne Gretzky scores his first NHL goal, against Canuck netminder Glen Hanlon, in a 4-4 tie at the Pacific Coliseum.
1971: Canucks are blanked for the first time in club history, losing 7-0 in Minnesota.
1971: Vancouver is blanked for the second game in a row, and the first time at home, losing 6-0 to Montreal.
1998: Mark Messier scores his 600th goal of his NHL career at Florida at 12:58 of the third period against Florida's Kirk McLean.
1971: Canucks earn their first ever NHL shutout, skating to a 0-0 tie at Maple Leafs Garden in Toronto. Dunc Wilson stopped 34 Leaf shots while the Canucks fired 20 at Toronto netminder Bernie Parent.
1991: Pavel Bure signs a multi-year contract and five days later plays in his first NHL game against Winnipeg.
1991: Kirk McLean is named NHL Player-of-the-Month for October after posting a 9-2-1 record and a 2.37 GAA. He is the first Canuck to receive the honour.
1999: Peter Schaefer is named NHL Rookie of the Month for October. Schaefer recorded six goals and six assists in 13 games.
1991: The Canucks honour Stan Smyl by retiring his No. 12 jersey.
1997: Vancouver Canucks President and General Manager Pat Quinn is relieved of his duties after serving in his position for 10 years. Interim General Manager duties are divided by Senior Vice-President, Hockey Operations Steve Tambellini, Head Coach Mike Keenan and Assistant GM Mike Penny.
1974: Canucks trade Barry Wilkins, the scorer of Vancouver's first ever goal in the NHL, to Pittsburgh for defenceman Ab Demarco.
1970: Canucks record their first road victory, 4-1 at Buffalo. Canuck goalie Dunc Wilson stops the team's first penalty shot against Sabre Paul Andrea.
1987: Stan Smyl appears in his 684th game, passing Harold Snepsts as the Canucks' all-time leader in regular season appearances. The Canucks win 4-3 in Philadelphia.
2001: Goaltender Dan Cloutier is named NHL Player of the Week.
1978: Dennis Kearns becomes first player in Canuck history to play in 500 games as Vancouver wins 6-4 in Detroit.
1995: Pavel Bure is checked by Steve Smith of the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Centre in Chicago. Bure tore his anterior cruciate ligament and misses the remainder of the season. Bure appeared in 15 games and recorded 6 goals and 7 assists. Pavel underwent arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstructive surgery at UBC Hospital 7 days later.
1996: John McCaw agrees to purchase all shares in Orca Bay held by Arthur Griffiths.
1997: Head Coach Tom Renney and Assistant Coach Terry Bangen relieved of their duties. Mike Keenan hired as 14th Canucks Head Coach in history.
1989: Brian Bradley scores at 17:12 of the first period against the Washington Capitals, registering the 5,000th goal in franchise history. The Capitals goaltender is Bob Mason.
1996: Mike Fountain became the 19th goaltender in NHL history to record a shutout in his first NHL game by defeating the New Jersey Devils 3-0 in New Jersey.
1996: Dave Babych played in his 300th game as a Vancouver Canuck becoming only the third player in NHL history to appear in 300 games with three different teams. Babych's 300th game as a Canuck was played vs. the New Jersey Devils in New Jersey.
1996: Gino Odjick becomes the Canucks all-time penalty minute leader after passing Garth Butcher's record of 1,668 in a Canucks uniform. The record was set in Montreal vs. the Canadiens.
2004: Francesco Aquilini becomes a local ownership partner for John McCaw and the Vancouver Canucks, purchasing 50 percent of the hockey club and General Motors Place. The deal is approved by the NHL on March 9, 2005.
1988: Trevor Linden scores his first NHL hat trick, with three goals and one assist, in a 7-6 loss at Minnesota. Defenceman Harold Snepsts, who along with Stan Smyl is playing in his club record 11th season as a Canuck, becomes only the second Vancouver player to appear in 700 games.
1972: Bobby Schmautz strikes for a club record-tying four goals and becomes first Canuck to record hat tricks in consecutive games. The Canucks defeat Buffalo 9-5.
1981: Harold Snepsts becomes third player in Canuck history to appear in 500 games. Vancouver defeats Detroit 8-3.
1983: Tony Tanti scores his 20th goal of the season in an 8-3 win over Los Angeles. He becomes the fastest Canuck to reach 20 goals, attaining the mark in 21 games.
1985: Stan Smyl scores his 200th career goal, becoming first player in Canuck history to achieve that milestone. Vancouver loses 6-5 to New Jersey.
2002: Trevor Linden scores his 263rd goal in a Canucks uniform surpassing the club record held by Stan Smyl. Linden's goal on Manny Fernandez was scored short-handed in the third period of Vancouver's 2-1 win at Minnesota.
1986: Petri Skriko scores his third hat trick in eight days, leading Canucks to a 5-3 win over Los Angeles. Skriko, named the NHL's Player of the Week for Nov. 17-23, enjoyed the hottest scoring period of any player in Canuck history, scoring 12 goals and 2 assists for 14 points in a span of five games.
2002: Canucks defeat Florida 5-2 extending their winning streak to 10 games. The club record included five wins at home and on the road, with the Canucks outscoring their opponents 41-20 during the ten games.
2002: Goaltender Dan Cloutier is named NHL Player of the Month for November. Cloutier became just the fourth Canuck to win the award. During the month of November, Cloutier posted a 11-1-0 record with a .920 save percentage and a 2.15 GAA.
1996: Trevor Linden's "Ironman" streak of 482 consecutive regular season NHL games played came to an end vs. Philadelphia when Trevor suffered a grade-two medial collateral ligament sprain in his knee.
1996: Jyrki Lumme passed Doug Lidster as the Canucks all-time leading scorer in defenceman when he scored a goal in the 1st period vs. the Buffalo Sabres. The goal was Lumme's 66th goal as a Vancouver Canuck.
1976: Canucks celebrate their 500th franchise game in the NHL with a 4-2 win over Chicago.
1995: Orca Bay officially launch Orca Bay online, a worldwide Internet web site (www.orcabay.com) providing the latest information on the Vancouver Canucks, the Vancouver Grizzlies, Winning Spirit retail stores and the Greater Vancouver Open.
1987: Stan Smyl becomes first Canuck to appear in 700 regular season games. Vancouver drops a 3-2 decision to Minnesota.
2005: The Canucks play host to the Ottawa Senators at General Motors Place in front of the 100th consecutive sell-out crowd. The sell-out streak dates back to November 14, 2002 and consists of 88 regular season games and 12 playoff games.
1970: Orland Kurtenbach becomes first Canuck to tally three goals in a game in a 5-2 win over California.
1992: Vancouver and Quebec play to a 3-3 overtime tie, ending Vancouver's club record nine game home winning streak.
2001: Canucks winger Jarkko Ruutu is named to the 2002 Finnish Men's Olympic Hockey Team. Ruutu went on to play four games for Team Finland at the Winter Games.
1970: Canucks defeat Philadelphia 3-2 for their sixth straight home victory, establishing a club record. Vancouver was 10-3-2 in the first 15 home games of its existence.
2001: Canucks defenceman Ed Jovanovski is named to the 2002 Canadian Men's Olympic Hockey Team.
1988: Goodwill ambassador Walter "Babe" Pratt, an original member of the Canuck organization and also a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, passes away at the age of 72, while in attendance at a Canuck-Flames contest in the Pacific Coliseum.
1997: Canuck draft choices Josh Holden, Brad Ference, Zenith Komarniski and Matt Cooke selected to Canadian National Junior Team.
1997: Arturs Irbe stops 38 shots in a 0-0 tie with the Sharks. Only second scoreless tie in franchise history - last one: Oct. 27, 1971 at Toronto (Dunc Wilson).
Todd Bertuzzi and Ed Jovanovski are appointed to the 2006 Canadian Men's Olympic Team. Vancouver Canucks Vice President and Assistant General Manager, Steven Tambellini also joins the team as Director, Player Personnel. In addition, Canucks Assistant Medical Trainer Jon Sanderson is named to team Canada's medical staff.
1995: Alexander Mogilny recorded three goals in 2:55 to beat Tony Tanti's record of three goals in 6:46 set on January 7th, 1989 vs. Pittsburgh. Alexander recorded his goals at 16:45, 19:26 and 19:40 of the third period, Josef Beranek scored a goal at 17:49 of the third period to interrupt the three goals.
1970: Andre Boudrias becomes the first Canuck to score a goal with Vancouver two men short, scoring against Tony Esposito of Chicago. The goal was also the 100th in team history. Chicago won 4-2.
1972: Don Tannahill becomes the first Vancouver rookie to score three goals in a game in a 4-3 win over California.
1992: Petr Nedved is held pointless against Montreal, snapping his franchise record 15 game point streak. Nedved scored 15-9-24 over the 39 days.
1976: In the first exhibition game versus a touring Soviet club, the Canucks shutout Moscow Spartak 2-0. Rick Blight scores both goals.
1991: Goaltender Kirk McLean records his 20th victory in a 3-2 win at San Jose, becoming the fastest Canuck goaltender to reach the 20-win mark.
2001: Canucks equipment manager Pat O'Neill surpasses the 1500 game milestone after 20 years in professional hockey. O'Neill was recognized by the Professional Hockey Athletic Trainers Society and the Society of Professional Hockey Equipment Managers for his achievements. The Canucks held a pre-game ceremony on March 10th to acknowledge the accomplishment.
1996: Canucks game vs. San Jose Sharks was rescheduled due to extreme winter weather conditions. The previous cancellation of a Canucks game in Vancouver occured on January 3rd, 1993 when the Canucks vs. Tampa Bay game was cancelled due to extreme weather conditions.
1996: The first Vancouver Canucks pay-per-view game was broadcast by Orca Bay. The game vs. the Philadelphia Flyers was the first hockey game to be broadcast on pay-per-view in Canada and was the first of four games shown on pay-per-view.