Less than a year later, the Oakland Seals were in financial difficulty and having trouble drawing fans. An apparent deal was in place to move the team to Vancouver, but the NHL did not want to see one of their franchises from the expansion of 1967 move so quickly and killed the deal. In exchange for avoiding a lawsuit, the ...
Prior to the 1974 – 1975 season, Scallen and his ownership group from Minnesota sold the team to local media mogul Frank Griffiths for $9 million. Also in the summer of 1974, the Canucks were re-aligned within the league and placed in the new Smythe Division. They responded with their first winning record (38 wins, 32 losses, and 10 ties), ...
Their elimination from the 1995 Stanley Cup playoffs in Game 4 of the second round marked the Canucks’ last game played at the Pacific Coliseum, as the team moved into the new General Motors Place (since renamed Rogers Arena), a new $160 million arena situated in Downtown Vancouver, the following season. Rogers Arena is an indoor sports arena located at ...
History of the Canucks
The Vancouver Canucks are a professional ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Canucks play their home games at Rogers Arena, formerly known as General Motors Place, which has an official capacity of 18,860. Henrik Sedin is currently the captain of the team, Willie Desjardins is the head coach and Jim Benning is the general manager.
The Canucks joined the league in 1970 as an expansion team along with the Buffalo Sabres. In its NHL history, the team has advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals three times, losing to the New York Islanders in 1982, the New York Rangers in 1994, and the Boston Bruins in 2011. They have won the Presidents’ Trophy in back-to-back seasons as the team with the league’s best regular season record in the 2010 – 2011 and 2011 – 2012 seasons. They won three division titles as a member of the Smythe Division from 1974 to 1993, and seven titles as a member of the Northwest Division from 1998 to 2013.
1970 – Present / National Hockey League
1970 – Present / Vancouver Canucks
Canucks – Johnny Canuck, who originally appeared as a Canadian political cartoon character in 1869, was reinvented as a comic book action hero who fought Adolf Hitler, among other villains, during World War II. Canuck is also slang for Canadian, making Vancouver’s hockey team the Canadian equivalent of the New York Yankees—with a little less money.
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2011 – Present / Rogers Arena
2010 / Canada Hockey Place
1995 – 2010 / General Motors Place
1970 – 1995 / Pacific Coliseum
2006 – Present / Canucks Sports & Entertainment
2004 – 2006 / John McCaw, Jr. and Francesco Aquilini
1997 – 2004 / John McCaw, Jr.
1988 – 1997 / Arthur Griffiths
1974 – 1988 / Frank Griffiths
1970 – 1974 / Thomas Scallen
To qualify as the greatest player for this team, the player must have played one season for this team. If not, we will remove the player.
* verifies that player has played for this team as an added player by a fan.
10 / Pavel Bure
12 / Stan Smyl
16 / Trevor Linden
19 / Markus Naslund
22 / Daniel Sedin
33 / Henrik Sedin
99 / Wayne Gretzky
*Blue is this team’s history