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Canucks announce #20in20 schedule

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver, B.C. – The Vancouver Canucks announced today the 2015.16 season schedule of events and themes for #20in20; the 20th anniversary celebration of Rogers Arena. The first of 20 special game nights begins opening night with a look back at the original opening night, on October 9, 1995, when the Canucks moved downtown, the Grizzlies were born and the world’s biggest acts landed a new destination.

The #20in20 celebration includes a selection of marquee nights with special guest appearances in addition to themed game nights honouring unique moments in Rogers Arena’s rich history. Marquee #20in20 nights include a reunion of the West Coast Express Line on Monday, December 7th versus Buffalo and the return of Markus Naslund, Brendan Morrison and Todd Bertuzzi to Rogers Arena. Grizzlies Night on Monday, November 2nd vs Philadelphia is another special evening when fans can wear their Grizzlies colours alongside Canucks jerseys with pride and celebrate Vancouver’s former NBA team. And already confirmed, ’95 Retro Night welcomes back the Canucks skate logo, black jersey and uniform for one game only on Saturday, February 13th versus Toronto.

The Saturday, October 10th home opener is significant not only for the launch of #20in20; it’s a must attend game because of the annual ‘Jerseys Off Our Backs’ event for fans. ‘Jerseys Off Our Backs’ offers every fan in attendance the chance to be selected and join Canucks player’s on-ice postgame to receive a personally signed, game worn jersey.

You can join in on the #20in20 fun by participating in an interactive, fan-driven bracket challenge. By casting a vote for your favourite experience you’ll help determine the favourite fan moment in Rogers Arena history. Details will be available at Canucks.com/20in20.

A complete #20in20 schedule of marquee nights and themed games is listed below.

#20in20 MARQUEE NIGHTS

Date #20in20 Marquee Night Details
Sat., Oct. 10 vs Calgary Opening Night 20th anniversary kick-off Oct. 9, 1995 – Oct. 10, 2015. ‘Jerseys Off Our Backs’
Mon., Nov. 2 vs Philadelphia Grizzlies Night 1st NBA game, Nov. 5, 1995
Mon., Dec. 7 vs Buffalo West Coast Express Night Naslund, Morrison, Bertuzzi return
Sat., Feb. 13 vs Toronto ’95 Retro Night Skate logo & black jersey uniforms
Sat., Apr. 9 vs Edmonton We are all Canucks Fan Appreciation night

#20in20 MARQUEE NIGHTS

Date 20 Nights Theme Details
Fri., Oct. 16 vs St. Louis Rockin’ the Rog Legendary performances, superstars & musical memories
Sat., Oct. 24 vs Detroit 20 Years of Moments Standing O’s, fond farewells and a royal touch
Sun., Nov. 22 vs New Jersey Rogers Arena Greatest Guests From Oprah to Clinton, Voodoo to Ravens, MMA to Junos
Thurs., Dec. 3 vs Dallas Keepers of the Cage Mac to Miller and everyone in between
Mon., Dec. 28 vs Los Angeles Forever a Canuck Celebrating the careers of those who left too soon
Mon., Jan. 4 vs Arizona The World of Hockey Juniors take the stage, the very best play here
Mon., Jan. 11 vs Florida The Olympic Journey Hosting our nations dream, The Golden Goal, Lui and the flag, “O Canada”
Tue., Jan. 26 vs Nashville Towel Power White towels and slaying dragons, the passion of the playoffs
Thurs., Feb. 4 vs Columbus Heavy Hitters They hit, they threw, they thrilled, tough guys
Sun., Feb. 21 vs Colorado Alumni Homecoming The Canucks Alumni, generosity of time and spirit, fundraisers and ambassadors
Sun., Feb. 28 vs San Jose Defence never rests Big shots, crunching checks and a creative flair – the D men that ruled the Canucks blue line
Tue., Mar. 1 vs New York Islanders Cult Classics Vote for Rory, The Brabarian and a goalie named Chris. Characters who captured our imagination
Wed., Mar. 9 vs Arizona Community Night Wonderful causes, beautiful people and a generous community recognized
Wed., Mar. 16 vs Colorado Fan-atics! Green spandex, masked goalie wannabes & the man who clapped
Sun., Mar. 27 vs Chicago Sedinery Exceptional players and even better people. The journey of the Sedins
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