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by Derek Jory / Vancouver Canucks
Ben Hutton is waiting.

Patiently waiting.

“That would have been a fitting goal song,” laughed the 22-year-old Canucks defenceman. “I’ve had some chances, I just need to bury one.”

Hutton has yet to score, at home or away, with all 52 shot attempts stopped through 36 games. When he does score, it won’t be ‘Patiently Waiting,’ a 2003 song from 50 Cent and Eminem, booming throughout Rogers Arena.

Sixteen Canucks have scored at least one goal at home this season, meaning sixteen individual goal songs have been heard; everything from Brandon Sutter’s I Like It, I Love It, by Tim McGraw, to Chris Tanev’s Hot in Herre, by Nelly, have brought fans out of their seats and added a certain je ne sais quoi to Canucks games.

Of all our current rostered Canucks, only six have yet to light the lamp at home, including patiently waiting Hutton.

“You’ll have to wait and see,” smirked Hutton, asked for a hint of what his song is, “but it’ll be worth the wait.”

Thanks to our friends at Spotify, you can now play the entire list of Canucks goal songs whenever, wherever. Spotify users: search Vancouver Canucks, find our profile and click follow. Now you have access to our goal song playlist and future playlists, which we’re in the process of making right now. Our warm-up playlist will be revealed shortly.

Spotify is all about sharing musical goodness, so the playlist is below as well. Can you match the goal song to its player? (Answers: Canucks goal songs)

“It’s fun hearing all the different songs,” said Bo Horvat, who chose Put On by Young Jeezy as his tune. “It’s such a rush scoring and so many things are happening at once, you’re celebrating and teammates are congratulating you, the horn is going and fans are cheering, then it settles a little and your song starts pumping. I love hearing the bass booming.”

Horvat puts on for his city, on on for his city.

Half the fun of the individual goal songs is hearing what the players choose, or being reminded what they chose for those who don’t score as much as they'd like.

Jake Virtanen’s goal song falls into the surprise category. He chose Maria (I like it loud) by Scooter, a cover of the song I Like It Loud by Marshall Masters. It’s pop and rock and rap and awesome and there’s method to Virtanen’s madness.

The section he chose to play after scoring is simple, the singer shouts Dub dub dub da da dub dub dub, to which others (in the music video) reply Da dub dub dub da da dub dub dub. And again: Dub dub dub da da dub dub dub by the lead singer, to which Da dub dub dub da da dub dub dub is replied.

“I thought it would sound sick if the singer sang the first one and our fans replied back,” said Virtanen, who scored his second goal of the season in a 3-2 OT win over the Florida Panthers Monday. “The back and forth between the song and fans would sound pretty cool I think.”


Pay close attention next time the Canucks score at home, you may have work to do.

Dub dub dub da da dub dub dub!

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