THIRD TIME'S THE CHARM
Canucks rookie defenseman Quinn Hughes collected his third three-assist game of 2019-20 on Nov. 27/19 at PIT. Hughes became the first rookie defenceman in Canucks history to record three games with three assists in a single season (also Oct. 30 at LAK and Nov. 21 at NSH). The only rookie blueliner with more in a single season is Ray Bourque (4 in 1979-80 with BOS).
BENN THERE, DONE THAT
Jordie Benn appeared in his 500th NHL game on Nov. 30 at EDM. Over the course of his career he has collected 113 points (22-91- 113) with Dallas, Montreal and Vancouver. Only 72 active defencemen and three active undrafted defencemen have reached 500 games played.
Vancouver was one of eight teams on Saturday Nov. 23 to produce a comeback win. Vancouver is tied for fifth in the league for most wins (6) when their opponent scores first.
STARTING OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT
With a goal on Nov. 25/19 at PHI, JT Miller became the 14th player in franchise history to produce 24 or more points in his first 25 games since joining the Canucks (NHL debut or otherwise).
On Nov. 16/19 vs COL, Bo Horvat registered 26 wins in the face-off circle, tying for second most a Canuck has won in a single regular season game (Mark Messier had 26 on Mar. 2/98 vs LA). The Canucks record stands at 28, which was also established by Messier on Jan. 8/99 vs FLA. Travis Green holds the League record with 33 wins, which took place on Nov. 8/97 vs CHI.
In 2019.20, Horvat ranks 1st in the NHL in face-off wins (345), even strength face-off wins (248) and power play face-off wins (80). Jay Beagle ranks third in the League for shorthanded face-off wins (46).
PRODUCTION FROM PETTERSSON
Elias Petterson is one of five active players to reach the 30-point mark in fewer than 30 games in each of his first two or more NHL seasons. The others: Sidney Crosby (10x) Evgeni Malkin (9x) Alex Ovechkin (6x) and Connor McDavid (5x).
Pettersson recorded his 90th career point on Nov. 14/19 vs DAL, becoming the second quickest Canuck to achieve the feat, doing so in his 91st career game. Pavel Bure is the quickest Canuck to reach 90 career points, achieving the feat in 86 games.
Pettersson now sits at 97 points through 98 games. The quickest a Canuck has reached 100 points was 96 games, achieved by Pavel Bure.
WITH THE ADVANTAGE
On Nov. 21/19 at NSH, Vancouver scored five power-play goals in a game for the first time since Nov. 6, 2011 (6-2 W at CHI); the franchise record for most in a game is six, a mark set Oct. 7, 1983 (10-9 W vs. MNS) and matched March 1, 1992 (11-0 W vs. CGY).
BOESER NETS THIRD CAREER HAT TRICK
Brock Boeser scored the third hat trick of his career on Oct. 30/19 in Los Angeles. With an added assist (3-1-4), Boeser recorded a four-point game for the fourth time in his NHL career. He is the fifth player in franchise history to have three or more three-goal games before the age of 23 (behind Pavel Bure - 5, Tony Tanti - 4).