Canucks Rumors & News

  • Canucks to sign NCAA F Molino

    TSN "The Vancouver Canucks are reportedly dipping into the NCAA free agent market to sign forward Griffen Molino. According to ESPN's John Buccigross, the Canucks have reached a deal with the 23-year-old. Molino has spent the past two seasons at Western Michigan University. He led the Broncos in..." March 28

  • If NHL decides to skip 2018 Olympics, fallout will ‘last for a very long time’: NHLPA chief Don Fehr

    National Post "Don Fehr is not making any promises. But he’s also not making any threats. With, presumably, one month to go until a decision has to be made about NHL participation at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, the head of the NHL Players’ Association sounds hopeful that a deal can be worked out in..." March 28

  • ‘I have to prove that I belong’: Would-be Canuck Virtanen turning corner with Comets

    The Province "Jake Virtanen has played against Nikolay Goldobin and knows all about Brock Boeser. “I played against Goldobin in the Top Prospects Game (2014) and Boeser has incredible talent,” said the wayward Vancouver Canucks winger, who is finding his professional way with the AHL’s Utica Comets. What..." March 27

  • Vancouver Canucks need centremen, and Edmonton Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins would fit the bill

    Edmonton Journal "The Vancouver Canucks will be sniffing around centres at the June draft with Henrik Sedin in the last year of his contract and aged 37 before next season and Bo Horvat not yet ready to be a No. 1 pivot. Yes, they’d be interested in Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. The Edmonton Oilers would want an..." March 27

  • Jets edge Canucks to keep slim hopes alive

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- The Jets' roster is battered, and the team's playoff hopes are almost fatally bruised, yet a tight win over the Vancouver Canucks showed that Winnipeg hasn't thrown in the towel yet. Thanks to a sparkling power play, a 28-save performance by goaltender Michael..." March 26

  • Canucks forward Jack Skille could be out ‘a while’ after awkward hit

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks could be without Jack Skille for the next little while — which at this point means there’s a chance he’s done for the season. In Saturday’s game against the Minnesota Wild, Skille was hit hard by Charlie Coyle and fell to the ice in pain. The hit was a text book..." March 25

  • Big second period powers Canucks past Wild

    The Sports Xchange "SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- Prior to Friday's practice, Minnesota Wild coach Bruce Boudreau showed his struggling team video of a December game when the Wild were playing their best hockey. His hope was the Wild would take what they learned and it would transfer to Saturday's matinee game against the..." March 25

  • Canucks sign UND's Brock Boeser, who'll debut vs. Wild

    Sportsnet "Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning announced the team has signed forward Brock Boeser to an entry-level contract. The 20-year-old tallied 16 goals and 18 assists in 32 games for the University of North Dakota last season while missing part of the year and the World Junior..." March 25

  • A deal is reportedly imminent between Brock Boeser and Canucks

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s been a bleak season for the Vancouver Canucks. Perhaps developments Friday evening can provide some optimism for fans of a team that can’t score, has trouble defending and has been decimated by injury. Brock Boeser’s sophomore college season came to an end Friday, as North Dakota lost..." March 25

  • Paajarvi confidently scores twice in Blues' victory

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Magnus Paajarvi spent much of this season playing with the Chicago Wolves in the American Hockey League, and it was while he was there that he felt something start to change in his game -- confidence. Since rejoining the St. Louis Blues last month, Paajarvi became a key..." March 24

  • Donald Fehr: Players won't concede in Olympic stalemate

    ESPN "The NHL should not be waiting for the players to give up something in return for Olympic participation, National Hockey League Players' Association executive director Donald Fehr told ESPN on Thursday. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said earlier this week that if things stayed status quo,..." March 23

  • Sedins lift Canucks past Blackhawks in OT

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- At 36 years old, twin brothers Daniel and Henrik Sedin are on the downslope of their careers. But whatever the Sedins have lost in youth and athleticism, they have gained in knowledge and experience. The veteran duo's craftiness was on full display as they led the Vancouver..." March 22

  • Bettman: 'Assume' NHL not going to Olympics

    TSN "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman is advising fans to brace for the 2018 Winter Olympics to take place without NHL players in Pyeongchang. Speaking to Reuters in New York on Tuesday at the Sports Business Summit, Bettman said “people should assume” the NHL is not going to play in..." March 21

  • Which team is furthest away from winning a Stanley Cup?

    The Hockey News "Many teams are excited for the playoffs to begin and make a run for the Stanley Cup. Some teams are right within their Cup window, and some teams are decidedly not. Here's a look at four teams that will have to wait a long time before being considered legit contenders. Detroit Red..." March 21

  • Canucks' Granlund to have wrist surgery

    The Province "Markus Granlund, one of the few bright lights in an otherwise dim campaign for the Vancouver Canucks, will undergo wrist surgery and is likely sidelined for the remainder of the season. “Markus has had an ongoing wrist injury which we’ve treated through regular maintenance and rehabilitation,”..." March 20

  • Talbot, Oilers shut out Canucks

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- The Vancouver Canucks came to Edmonton on a five-game losing streak and were 18 points behind the Oilers in the standings, but it didn't seem to matter much when the puck dropped. They gave the Oilers all they could handle and then some but still fell to Edmonton 2-0..." March 19

  • Third-period goals lead Stars past Canucks

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Tyler Seguin wanted to see more pride from his team Thursday night -- and he did. Seguin also displayed some pride of his own, scoring the winning goal to lead the Stars to a 4-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night. The Stars (28-32-10)..." March 17

  • Ryan Miller is most likely leaving the Canucks

    Vancouver Sun "Two-year-old Bodhi Miller was the only person in the Vancouver Canucks’ dressing room late Saturday who did not care how well Ryan Miller played. The Canucks’ goalie arrived for his post-game media scrum carrying his son and accompanied by his wife, the actress Noureen DeWulf. And while Ryan..." March 16

  • Marchand's big night leads Bruins past Canucks

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Brad Marchand lived up to his villain's role in Vancouver on Monday night. Marchand, who is loathed on the West Coast for helping the Bruins beat the Canucks in the 2011 Stanley Cup finals, scored three goals, including the winner, and assisted on another as..." March 14

  • Penguins blank Canucks to extend winning streak

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The Pittsburgh Penguins continue to find a way to gain in the standings despite losing players to injuries. The Penguins got a second-period goal from Ian Cole and some clutch saves from goaltender Matthew Murray to defeat the Vancouver Canucks 3-0 on Saturday..." March 12

  • Ladd's OT goal pushes Isles past Canucks

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- After a moment of panic the New York Islanders found a way to beat the Vancouver Canucks. The Islanders gave up a goal late in the third period, but then Andrew Ladd scored early in the overtime to give the Islanders a 4-3 victory. Islanders coach Doug..." March 10

  • Canucks recall Alex Grenier "Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has recalled forward Alexandre Grenier from the AHL Utica Comets. Grenier, 25, has appeared in two games with the Canucks and in 54 games with Utica this season where he currently leads the team in points (40), assists..." March 10

  • Sportsnet & Vancouver Canucks sign 5-year exclusive radio rights deal

    Sportsnet "Sportsnet and the Vancouver Canucks are building on their 20-year relationship with a new, five-year agreement that will see Sportsnet deliver all Canucks games on Rogers radio beginning with the 2017/18 NHL season. This new deal augments their current 10-year multimedia relationship that..." March 09

  • Byron's fluky OT goal lifts Habs over Canucks

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- It was a painful surprise, but one Paul Byron could grin about later. Alex Galchenyuk's shot deflected off Bryon and past Vancouver goaltender Ryan Miller 1:13 into overtime as the Montreal Canadiens beat the Canucks 2-1 Tuesday to extend their winning streak..." March 08

  • Colin Campbell ‘nervous’ as unchanged offsides rule looms ahead of playoffs

    Sportsnet "Colin Campbell refers to it as Mike Murphy’s Law. A nod to his right-hand man, yes, but also the NHL’s penchant for finding itself in some kind of rules quagmire at the most important time of year. Consider it a by-product of a game played with a bouncing piece of rubber on ice. "We always..." March 08

  • NHL Will Not Change Definition Of Off-Side

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though it was discussed heavily at the GM Meetings this week in Boca Raton, Florida, the NHL will not change the off-side rule according to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN. The idea theorized was that the player wouldn’t need to have his skate blade on the ice to be considered on-side, just breaking the..." March 07

  • Loui Eriksson out 1-2 weeks for Canucks

    Fanrag Sports "The Vancouver Canucks have been waiting for free agent pickup Loui Eriksson to pick up the pace on his scoring this year. The team has dealt with a plethora of bad-luck situations; they’ve had a handful of injuries and a mumps outbreak, and they’ve hoped that Eriksson would be good for more..." March 07

  • Canucks’ Loui Eriksson suffers lower-body injury against Ducks

    Sportsnet "Vancouver Canucks forward Loui Eriksson will miss the rest of Sunday night’s game against the Anaheim Ducks with a lower-body injury. Eriksson was hit into the boards by Anaheim’s Chris Wagner in the first period and wasn’t able to put any weight on his left leg." March 06

  • Bo Horvat emerging as star with Canucks "So much of what is making hockey fans happy across Canada is the presence of all the great young talent, spilling around the seven NHL precincts. The Edmonton Oilers lead the way with Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, two young generational players that look as if they will help them end a..." March 06

  • Canucks claim 4-3 victory over Kings

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Vancouver Canucks came into Staples Center with nothing more at stake than playing for pride and departed with a victory that slowed the Los Angeles Kings drive for the postseason. Ryan Miller made 41 saves, Sven Baertschi scored two goals and Bo Horvat registered three..." March 05

  • Bachman helps Canucks beat Ducks

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- A goalie who played only 10 NHL games in the past three seasons picked up his first victory in 16 months Sunday night. Goalie Richard Bachman stopped 43 shots to win his season debut and lead the Vancouver Canucks to a 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda..." March 05

  • Canucks Sign Zack MacEwen to Entry-Level Contract

    Hockey Fights "Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have signed forward Zack MacEwen to a three-year entry-level contract. MacEwen, 20, ranks second on the Gatineau Olympiques in goals (27), assists (35), points (62) and penalty minutes (81). His 12 power-play goals..." March 04

  • Sorensen's first NHL goal helps Sharks top Canucks

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Marcus Sorensen didn't see his first career goal go into the net, but he knew something good happened when he saw teammate Tomas Hertl celebrating. Sorensen and two other Sharks skaters scored, and backup goalie Aaron Dell made 17 saves during San Jose's 3-1 win over the..." March 03

  • Benning’s trade deadline dealings finally put Canucks on right path

    Sportsnet "One thing about the NHL is that it really is a “what have you done for me lately” business. It’s a league in which you can’t rest on your laurels and you will be judged based upon your most recent transactions. That can be a double-edged sword. But in the case of Canucks general manager Jim..." March 02

  • Abdelkader scores in OT to lift Wings over Canucks

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The Detroit Red Wings didn't let distractions surrounding the NHL trade deadline get them down Tuesday. Justin Abdelkader's power-play goal at 2:31 of overtime gave Detroit a 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks. "It was big for us," Abdelkader said of..." March 01

  • Vancouver Canucks claim F Joseph Cramarossa off waivers

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks have claimed forward Joseph Cramarossa off of waivers from the Anaheim Ducks. Cramarossa has appeared in 49 games this season, scoring four goals and adding six assists." March 01

  • Canucks won’t trade goaltender Ryan Miller ahead of deadline

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks won’t be moving goaltender Ryan Miller ahead of Wednesday’s 3 p.m. ET trade deadline, according to Sportsnet’s John Shannon. " March 01

  • Vancouver Canucks trade Jannik Hansen to San Jose Sharks

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks traded forward Jannik Hansen to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for winger Nikolay Goldobin and a conditional fourth-round pick in 2017. If the Sharks end up winning the Stanley Cup this season, the fourth-round pick will become a 2017 first-round selection. The trade..." March 01

  • Canucks GM says he isn’t done after trading ‘heart and soul’ guy Burrows

    Pro Hockey Talk "As well-received as the move has been in many quarters, it’s clear that the Vancouver Canucks didn’t take trading Alex Burrows lightly. Even so, it sounds like the Canucks are prepared to make more moves if other opportunities arise. “I’m not done for the day,” GM Jim Benning said. “I have some..." February 28

  • Sharks defeat Canucks behind third line

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- A revamped third line is adding to the San Jose Sharks' firepower. Tomas Hertl scored a goal and Chris Tierney had two assists as the Sharks defeated the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 on Saturday night. It's the second game Tierney played center between left..." February 26

  • Why this trade deadline is key step towards Canucks rebuild

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks have been selling themselves as contenders for a long time. As we approach the 2016-17 NHL trade deadline, it appears it is finally time for the Canucks to sell their roster pieces as rentals to the real contenders. As recently as two seasons ago the Canucks were a..." February 26

  • Canucks GM Benning says mumps outbreak won’t impact trade deadline plans

    Vancouver Sun "There is a contagion working insidiously through the Vancouver Canucks, attacking them and making them weak and feverish. It’s called losing. As the National Hockey League team ended its 4½-day break with a practice late Friday, missing a quarter of its lineup due to a mumps outbreak, the..." February 26

  • Canucks can’t make a mistake at the trade deadline

    Sportsnet "Every once in a while, a team’s needs and a rise in player’s dedication level intersect at exactly the right time. And once in a while, when you’re really lucky, it happens twice in the same season. Zack Kassian was a wreck. He was in a drunken car accident as a passenger in October of 2015..." February 24

  • Canucks report mumps diagnosis "The Vancouver Canucks confirmed today that several players have presented with symptoms of mumps with one confirmed diagnosis. The team has worked from the outset with the Vancouver Health Authority, NHL, NHLPA and BC Centre for Disease Control to minimize transmission of the illness. In..." February 24

  • Gostisbehere, Flyers dump Canucks

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Even when they were struggling, the Philadelphia Flyers never lost faith that they could be a playoff team. The Flyers regained their power-play swagger with a couple man-advantage goals, and defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere recorded a career-high three assists..." February 20

  • Tanev's OT goal lifts Canucks past Flames

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Goaltender Ryan Miller was satisfied with the victory, but wasn't happy the Vancouver Canucks needed overtime to defeat the Calgary Flames 2-1 on Saturday night. Miller played brilliantly most of the night but gave up a goal with only six seconds left in the..." February 19

  • Vancouver Canucks unveil statue of Pat Quinn

    Sportsnet "Late NHL and Canadian men’s Olympic hockey team coach Pat Quinn was honoured Saturday with a statue outside the home of the Vancouver Canucks. The life-sized bronze statue, located outside Rogers Arena near Pat Quinn Way, was sparked by a small group of his former colleagues, business partners,..." February 19

  • Blues streak to seventh win in eight games under Yeo

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Blues coach Mike Yeo had a pretty simple message to his players after the second period Thursday night, when they were locked in a tie game against the Vancouver Canucks. "He came in and just said, 'it hasn't been our best but we have an opportunity to win this game,'"..." February 16

  • Malkin comes back firing in Pens' 4-0 win

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Evgeni Malkin had not played since Jan. 24. The seven-game injury layoff and any resulting rust wasn't evident Tuesday. Malkin opened the scoring in the second period, added an assist in the third and generally played like one of the league's top scorers as the Pittsburgh..." February 14

  • Jannik Hansen “Would Prefer” To Stay In Vancouver

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Canucks forward Jannik Hansen will surely be a popular name as we approach the March 1st trade deadline. However, in an interview with Iain MacIntyre of the, the veteran made it clear that he wants to stay in Vancouver. “I have another year on my contract, so maybe a team that’s..." February 14