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Prospect Profile: Cody Glass

by Ryan Biech @ryanbiech / Canucks freelance writer

One player to see their stock rise over the last months of the season is Portland Winterhawks centre Cody Glass. In most pre-season rankings, Glass was ranked outside of the first round. But by mid season he was slotted 8th amongst North American skaters, and then ended up at 6th in the final rankings and could've been even higher based on his season.

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Prospect Profile: Timothy Liljegren

by Ryan Biech @ryanbiech / Canucks freelance writer

At the end of last season, defenceman Timothy Liljegren was in the conversation for a top three selection. Unfortunately, he contracted mononucleosis in the summer, missed a few months to start the season and was never able to get back to that same level of hype for this year. That time missed meant that he was always playing catch up. It took him a while to get back up to speed in terms of strength, conditioning and play.

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Prospect Profile: Casey Mittelstadt

by Ryan Biech @ryanbiech / Canucks freelance writer

Another play-making centre that has scouts fantasizing about his potential is Minnesota native Casey Mittelstadt. The very competitive centre will undoubtedly hear his name called in the top 10 at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, and could even be selected as early as 3rd overall just because of the dynamic skillset he possesses.

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Prospect Profile: Cale Makar

by Ryan Biech @ryanbiech / Canucks freelance writer

Cale Makar is a defenceman who has his seen his stock gradually raise as the season went on. Now he could be the first defenceman selected at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Starting the season as a possible first round pick, Makar has moved himself firmly into top 10 territory.

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Prospect Profile: Elias Pettersson

by Ryan Biech @ryanbiech / Canucks freelance writer

Elias Pettersson is someone who will hear his name called early at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft in Chicago.

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Prospect Profile: Eeli Tolvanen

by Ryan Biech @ryanbiech / Vancouver Canucks

The United States Hockey League has taken off over the last few years and has become a viable option for top prospects looking to make an impression. In the past, it was mostly limited to American prospects, but during this surge in relevancy, top prospects from around the world see the USHL as a viable development opportunity.

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Prospect Profile: Michael Rasmussen

by Ryan Biech @ryanbiech / Canucks freelance writer

Coming in at 6-foot-5 and 200-pounds, Tri-City Americans centre Michael Rasmussen is someone who will likely hear his name called in the top 10 of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Currently ranked 5th amongst North American skaters by NHL Central scouting, Rasmussen had a productive draft season posting 32 goals and 23 assists in 50 WHL games.

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Prospect Profile: Owen Tippett

by Ryan Biech @ryanbiech / Canucks freelance writer

Owen Tippett entered the 2016-17 season as a surefire top 5 pick. But things changed as the season went on, and despite putting up 44 goals and 31 assists with Mississauga of the OHL, Tippett's stock has slipped slightly.

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Alex Edler makes big impact at 2017 IIHF World Championship

by Brian Hedger @BrianHedger / Canucks freelance writer

COLOGNE - He's the kind of defenseman who doesn't make a lot of friends on opposing teams, and doesn't particularly care. 

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Meet Jonathan Dahlen

Newest Canucks prospect is loving Vancouver

by Derek Jory @NoJoryous / Canucks writer

When the Canucks traded Alex Burrows at this past deadline, Jonathan Dahlen found out just like the rest of us: on Twitter.

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Best of the Best: 16-17 season

by Brady Trettenero @BradyTrett / Canucks freelance writer

From Troy Stecher's timely first NHL goal to Ryan Miller's incredible diving glove save, the Canucks' 2016-17 season was full of memorable moments. Here is the best of the best from the past year.

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Potential picks

Canucks pick top five, here's a look at who's available.

by Ryan Biech @ryanbiech / Canucks freelance writer

With the NHL Draft lottery this weekend, Canucks management will find out where they select in the first round.

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History of the 3rd overall pick

by Derek Jory @NoJoryous / Canucks writer

In three of their first four drafts, the Canucks selected third overall. Jocelyn Guevremont came in 1971 and played 227 games in Vancouver. Don Lever was next in 1972, playing 593 games with the Canucks. Dennis Ververgaert went third in 1973 and he dressed for 409 games in Vancouver.

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History of the 4th overall pick

by Derek Jory @NoJoryous / Vancouver Canucks

Four at four. The Canucks have selected four players fourth overall in franchise history, namely Jere Gillis (1977), Bill Derlago (1978), Jim Sandlak (1985) and most recently Bryan Allen in 1998. Gillis, Sandlak and Allen combined for 1,034 games with the Canucks and 391 points.

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History of the 5th overall pick

by Tyson Giuriato @TysonGiuriato / Canucks freelance writer

Last year the Canucks selected defenceman Olli Juolevi with the fifth overall pick in the NHL Entry Draft. It was the second time in franchise history Vancouver drafted fifth overall and the first time since 1999 the Canucks held a top-five pick. That year they took a pair of twin Swedish forwards. It worked out pretty good.

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CHL Round 3 Primer

by Tyson Giuriato @TysonGiuriato / Canucks freelance writer

Three off to the third round. One waits.

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Baylee's surprise

by Derek Jory @NoJoryous / Canucks writer

Getting your first Vancouver Canucks jersey is a memorable moment. After putting it on, your chest immediately swells with pride and it feels like you're standing alongside the team. It's a #WeAreAllCanucks moment and it's not to be taken lightly.

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CHL Round 2 Primer

by Tyson Giuriato @TysonGiuriato / Canucks Freelance Writer

Ten Canucks prospects entered the CHL Playoffs, and only five remain.

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Best of the Best

by Brady Trettenero @BradyTrett / Canucks Freelance Writer

Best goal, best assist, best save, best fight and best milestone. March had it all.

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6 Things to Know: Season Ticket Membership Renewal

by Derek Jory @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

Renew Your Membership

Being a Canucks Season Ticket Member means being family. Not creepy second cousin family or zany great aunt family. Family, family.

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CHL prospect preview

by Tyson Giuriato @TysonGiuriato / Canucks freelance writer

The Vancouver Canucks will have major representation in the CHL post-season as 10 prospects are about to begin their quest for the Memorial Cup.

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Garrett Column: Patience

by John Garrett @SNJohnGarrett / Canucks freelance writer

Canucks fans have been lucky. In the last 15 years the Canucks have missed the playoffs a grand total of four times.

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Leading by example

by Derek Jory @NoJoryous / Canucks writer

Carolyn Crippen and her husband Al were at home channel surfing in December 2009 when they stumbled upon a Canucks game. The couple, which relocated from Manitoba to BC a year prior, knew nothing of the Canucks, or their opponent, but they're Canadian and hockey is hockey.

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Canucks Prospects Monthly

An in-depth look at Vancouver's prospect depth

by Tyson Giuriato @TysonGiuriato / Canucks freelance writer

The Adam Gaudette show continued, while Guillaume Brisebois had just as good of a month in the QMHL.

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In-depth: Nikolay Goldobin

by Ryan Biech @ryanbiech / Canucks freelance writer

On Tuesday night, the Canucks completed a deal during their game with the Detroit Red Wings, sending veteran winger Jannik Hansen to San Jose for prospect Nikolay Goldobin and a conditional fourth round pick.

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Best of the Best

by Brady Trettenero @BradyTrett / Canucks Freelance Writer

Bo snipes, Tryamkin dishes, Markstrom sprawls, Tanev joins the rush and Granlund converts during the best plays from February.

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In-depth: Jonathan Dahlen

A deep dive into the newest Canucks prospect

by Ryan Biech @ryanbiech / Canucks Freelance Writer

Monday afternoon the Vancouver Canucks acquired Swedish forward Jonathan Dahlen in exchange for veteran winger Alexandre Burrows.

Dahlen comes to the Canucks organization after being selected 42nd overall in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft this past summer. He returned to Sweden to play for Timra IK in the Allsvenskan (Swedish second division) looking to take another step in his game. Which he did.

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Scouting Dahlen

A quick look at Vancouver's new prospect

by Derek Jory @NoJoryous / Canucks writer

Jonathan Dahlen, welcome to Vancouver.

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Forget buying or selling, it's about winning

Whether buyers or sellers, Vancouver has had success at the deadline

by Daniel Fung @daniel_fung / Freelance writer

With the NHL's trade deadline fast approaching, the debate about whether the Canucks should be buyers or sellers on March 1 has never been more heated among the fan base.

But whether you're on 'Team Buy' or 'Team Sell,' one thing that everyone can agree on is they want to be on 'Team Win' regardless of whether the payoff is immediate or requires a little patience.

Over their history the Canucks have had their fair share of success on the trade market both as a buyer and a seller, not only during the trade deadline but throughout the year. Here's a look at some of their biggest successes as buyers and sellers.

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Getting Back Up

BCCH patient Lynden Criss lost his Canucks jersey in a fire, and Henrik delivers...

by Rachel Villari @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

Lynden Criss insists he can still use his old hockey helmet.

"It didn't get burned," he says, referring to the fire that engulfed his home eight weeks ago. But everything else did - including his team-signed Canucks jersey. Dad's Trevor Linden jersey, too.

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Coming into his own

After starting slow, Tryamkin has seen a maturation to his game in his 42 appearances this season.

by Ryan Biech @ryanbiech / Canucks Freelance Writer

Not much was known about Nikita Tryamkin when he was selected 66th overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Passed over in his first two draft eligible seasons, the Canucks saw enough in the 6'7" defenceman to snag him early in the third round.

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Make or Break Time

A look at the Canucks third extended road trip of 2016.17...

by Daniel Fung @daniel_fung / Canucks Freelance Writer

It wasn't long ago when it appeared the Canucks were on the cusp of cracking the playoff picture but after stumbling into the All-Star break and then falling flat coming out of it, what once was a one-point gap between the Canucks and a playoff spot has widened into a five-point chasm as the team gets set to embark on their third extended road trip of the campaign.

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Best of the Best

From nifty dangles from an NHL All-Star to a Tryamkin Smash, the Vancouver Canucks kicked off the New Year with a bang.

by Brady Trettenero @BradyTrett / Canucks Freelance Writer

From nifty dangles from an NHL All-Star to a Tryamkin Smash, the Vancouver Canucks kicked off the New Year with a bang. Here is the best of the best from the month of January.

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Canucks Prospects Monthly

An in-depth look at Vancouver's prospect depth

by Tyson Giuriato @TysonGiuriato / Canucks Freelance Writer

The Utica Comets were on fire in January, while Adam Gaudette continues to shine in the NCAA. Catch up on all the action from Canucks prospects during the month of January.

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Garrett: Reaching their potential

Baertschi & Granlund trades paying off

by John Garrett @SNJohnGarrett / Canucks freelance writer

Back in September, EA Sports picked the Canucks to finish last in the Western Conference with 63 points. USA today picked the Canucks to finish in the same position, but with 65 points. As I write this at the All-Star break, the Canucks have 52 points in 50 games and are one point out of a playoff spot. Have they overachieved? Probably, but don't tell them that.

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Bo's All-Star blog 3

First time all-star Bo Horvat wraps up his Hollywood experience

by Bo Horvat @BoHorvat / Canucks all-star forward

Never in a million years did I ever think I'd be here and I can now not only say I've been an all-star, I scored a goal in an all-star game. Two actually!

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Bo's All-Star blog 2

First time all-star Bo Horvat checks in from Hollywood

by Bo Horvat @BoHorvat / Canucks all-star forward

What a day!

The NHL All-Star experience is awesome, and we've only had the appetizer. Today began with a nice breakfast with Holly before I met the media to discuss - wait for it - the all-star game! After that was over I got suited up and made my way to the Staples Center.

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Best of the Best: December

A look at five exceptional plays that ended 2016

by Brady Trettenero @BradyTrett / Canucks freelance writer

From highway robbery to clutch performances in the shootout, the Canucks conclusion to 2016 was full of sensational plays. Here is the best of the best from the month of December.

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Shining bright

The Canucks have a trio of promising young prospects playing in the NCAA.

by Tyson Giuriato @TysonGiuriato / Canucks freelance writer

Every Canucks fan should know the name Brock Boeser by now. A first round pick in 2015, Boeser won a bronze medal with the United States at the 2016 World Juniors, tore up the NCAA as a freshman in 2015-16 and is widely considered the top prospect in the organization.

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Passing the Baton

Friday, December 16, Mattias Ohlund will be celebrated for his contributions to the Canucks organization - both on and off the ice.

by Alfred De Vera @canucks / Vancouver Canucks

The story of Mattias Ohlund's rise to become an elite NHL defenceman is well documented: in his rookie season in 1997, Mattias scored 30 points and was a runner-up for the Calder Trophy. The following year, Mattias set a career-high in points with 35 and also served as an alternate captain for the first of 10 seasons. A mobile, physical defenceman who could play on both special teams while being tasked with shutting down the opposition's top line, Mattias could seemingly do it all on the ice. 

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On the road again

Canucks begin five-game trip in New Jersey Tuesday

by Daniel Fung @daniel_fung / Canucks freelance writer

To say the Canucks were reeling at the time they embarked on their first extended road trip out East back in early November would be an understatement.

At the time they had just completed a 0-for-3 home stand, part of a five-game winless streak overall, and that dark cloud hovering about them would follow them for much of their trip as they managed to win just a single game on six-game trek.

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Best of the Best: November

What a goal, what a save, what a penalty shot!

by Brady Trettenero @BradyTrett / Canucks freelance writer

From young blueliners delivering in the clutch to vintage Sedinery, the Canucks made some spectacular plays over the past 30 days. Here is the best of the best from the month of November.

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Canucks Prospects Monthly

An in-depth look at Vancouver's prospect depth

by Tyson Giuriato @TysonGiuriato / Canucks freelance writer

Adam Gaudette is the new NCAA scoring leader among Canucks prospects, while Guillaume Brisebois will be doing some December camping with Team Canada. Take a look back at the month that was for Canucks prospects.

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Renewed hostilities

Canucks and Leafs to battle it out Saturday on HNIC

by Daniel Fung @daniel_fung / Canucks freelance writer

Saturday night with the Maple Leafs in town never lacks in the hype department.

With the Leafs already being a must-see team this season boasting reigning first overall pick Auston Matthews, and with both teams looking for a bounce-back performance, this game already has 'can't miss' written all over it.

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Fighting through injuries

Canucks forced to battle through injuries with top d-pair out

by John Garrett @SNJohnGarrett / Canucks freelance writer

Every team has injuries. How many times have you heard that line? It is true, but the good teams, and even the not so good teams who make the playoffs, are lucky enough that their injuries happen to role players who can be replaced or in sequence so that no two key players are out at the same time.

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Major milestones

Three Canucks are on the verge of team and NHL milestones

by Dave Tomlinson @DTSN1040 / Canucks freelance writer

There are three main figures on this current Canucks team that have played central roles in some of the greatest Canucks moments over the last 10 years.

With their longevity and importance in Canucks history, it's a pretty good time to magnify their upcoming milestone moments that will occur over the next few weeks. As leaders not only in the dressing room, but on the ice as well, Henrik and Daniel Sedin both find themselves close to some lofty NHL numbers. Not to be forgotten, Alex Burrows is closing in on an exclusive group as well, and together these three players make up the fibre of the glory years of Canucks hockey.

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Quite the Stech

Rookie Troy Stecher is having a big impact on Vancouver's defence

by Ryan Biech @ryanbiech / Canucks freelance writer

Before the season began, the Canucks defensive grouping seemed to be penciled in. Chris Tanev and Alex Edler would return as the first pairing, newly acquired Erik Gudbranson and sophomore Ben Hutton would occupy the second pair. Leaving Nikita Tryamkin Luca Sbisa, Philip Larsen, and Alex Biega battling it out for ice-time in the bottom pairing.

Very few people predicted that a NCAA free agent would be the one grabbing all the headlines in training camp and forcing himself into the conversation.

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Fighting back

Canucks honour family and friends battling cancer

by Derek Jory @NoJoryous / Canucks Writer

One of the most important lessons a hockey player ever learns is that it's all about the logo on the front of the jersey, not the name on the back.

Today, it's the name on the back that matters for the Canucks.

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The Irish Legend

Pat Quinn, beloved in Vancouver, will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame Monday, Nov. 14

by Stephanie Maniago / Vancouver Canucks

On Monday, November 14, 2016, Pat Quinn will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as a builder. The "Big Irishman" was honoured posthumously for his contributions to the hockey world as an inspiring leader, serving as a coach, general manager and executive from 1977-2011. Apart from his nine-year playing career, Quinn worked in various management and executive positions with the Flyers, Kings, Canucks, Maple Leafs and Oilers. He also led many Canadian national teams to various gold medals including the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.

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Canucks Prospects Monthly

An in-depth look at Vancouver's prospect depth

by Tyson Giuriato @TysonGiuriato / Canucks Freelance Writer

Brock Boeser continues to dominate, while a couple of fellow prospects are also off to great starts at the NCAA level. This, that and more on the month that was for Canucks prospects.

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Best of the Best: October

Turning heads left and right to open the season

by Brady Trettenero @BradyTrett / Canucks Freelance Writer

The Canucks got off to a turbulent start this year and completed the month of October with a 4-4-1 record. From newcomers making their presence felt to stellar goaltending, here is the best of the best from the opening month of the season.

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Heading East

Canucks are in Montreal for the first of six eastern road games

by Daniel Fung @daniel_fung / Canucks Freelance Writer

Nine games into the season and the memories of a perfect 4-0-0 start have quickly vanished thanks to a five-game winless. Things won't get much easier for the Canucks over the next couple of weeks as they head east for a stretch of six games in nine days.

Long pilgrimages out east are an annual occurrence for the Canucks and that first big trip can be a tone setter for the rest of the campaign.

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