VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Vancouver Canucks will honour and celebrate the life and legacy of Pat Quinn on Tuesday, March 17 during their St. Patrick’s Day game against the Philadelphia Flyers. The game will be an evening-long celebration of the late Canucks player, coach and executive.
“We are excited to honour and celebrate Pat Quinn on St. Patrick’s Day,” said Trevor Linden, Canucks President of Hockey Operations. “Pat was an inspiration to all of us. He had such a profound impact on the hockey landscape in this city and on the commitment this organization has made and continues to make in the community.”
Among his many accomplishments in the game, Quinn coached for five NHL teams from 1979 to 2010, reaching the Stanley Cup Final twice (in 1980 with the Philadelphia Flyers and in 1994 with the Vancouver Canucks).
The event itinerary for the night will include:
- St. Patrick's Day Party on the Plaza, beginning at 5:30PM (open to public)
- Unveiling of Pat Quinn Way at 6:00PM (open to public)
- Pre-game ceremony & ceremonial puck drop - fans encouraged to be in seats by 6:45PM
- Commemorative Pat Quinn magazine for each fan in attendance
- Stories throughout the night of Quinn told by former players & colleagues