Vancouver, B.C. - The Vancouver Canucks, in conjunction with the National Hockey League, today announced their 2019.20 regular season and theme night schedule. 2019.20 marks the 50th season of the Canucks franchise in the NHL and will include a season-long celebration honouring five decades of Vancouver Canucks hockey as an exciting new era begins.
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Regular Season Home and Theme Night Highlights by Month:
- Opening Night, presented by TD, is scheduled for Wednesday, October 9th versus the Los Angeles Kings, the anniversary date and first Canucks opponent from their debut season in 1970.71. Later that month, the Canucks will join millions around the world that celebrate the festival of lights, Diwali, when the team hosts the Washington Capitals on Friday, October 25th.
- November includes the first of an Era Series that acknowledge the decades in Canucks history with a 1970's celebration where the greats of the inaugural decade of Canucks hockey will be honoured during their game versus the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday, November 5th.
- December is highlighted by the second of the Era Series, a 1980's Night celebration on Saturday, December 7th versus the Buffalo Sabres where memories of the white towel and the Canucks first march to the Stanley Cup Final will be remembered throughout the night.
- January sees the return of some familiar faces from our past and the Black Skate jersey, highlighting a celebration of all things 1990's on Saturday, January 4th versus the New York Rangers. The Canucks annual Lunar New Year Game will be played on Saturday, January 18th versus the San Jose Sharks.
- Sedin Celebration Week will take place over three consecutive home games next February. The week will begin on February 10th versus the Nashville Predators with a special game night celebrating the careers of the four legends who have their numbers already hanging in the rafters: Stan Smyl, Trevor Linden, Markus Naslund and Pavel Bure. On February 12th versus the Chicago Blackhawks, the first Sedin celebration game will take place, presented by Budweiser. It will highlight the twins' extraordinary on-ice excellence and include an historic pregame ceremony where No. 22 and No. 33 will be raised to the rafters. The week will conclude on February 16th versus the Anaheim Ducks with a family-focused weekend matinee game recognizing the Sedins' widespread off-ice contributions to the community and the province of British Columbia.
- March is highlighted by March 6th versus the Colorado Avalanche, with a celebration of arguably the most exciting era of Canucks history including memories throughout the night of the West Coast Express, the reign of Lu, and of course, dragons and stanchions as we celebrate the most recent era, the 2000's. A family-fun and festive atmosphere will be had for those in attendance on Next Generation Day on Sunday, March 15th versus the Winnipeg Jets where the club will look ahead to the bright future of hockey in British Columbia.
- The Canucks wrap up their regular season schedule by honouring the great fans that have supported the team for 50 years with Fan Appreciation Night, presented by Pepsi, on Saturday, April 4th versus the Vegas Golden Knights.
A special date for the Alex Burrows Ring of Honour induction will be announced in the near future when the AHL's schedule is complete. The date for the annual Canucks for Kids Fund Telethon, presented by TD, will also be announced in the near future when the Canucks broadcast schedule is confirmed.
- Early Birds: The Canucks will host three matinee games that families in particular can look forward to - November 10th versus Jack Hughes and the New Jersey Devils, February 16th versus the Anaheim Ducks during Sedin Week, and March 15th versus the Winnipeg Jets on Next Generation Day.
- All-Star and Bye Week Break: The Canucks final game before the All-Star break will be January 18th versus the San Jose Sharks and will recommence on January 27th versus the St. Louis Blues. This season the Canucks All-Star break will coincide with the League's mandatory bye week for a total of eight days between games.
- Home Cookin': Vancouver's longest home stand of the season is six games from February 8th to 22nd.
- Road Trippin': The Canucks will embark on 13 road trips this season, with six games away from Rogers Arena being the longest trip, occurring from November 19th to 30th.
Ticket information for the regular season will be released at a later date. To get access to purchase tickets in advance of the general public, fans can click here sign up to the 2019.20 Theme Night Ticket Pre-sale list. The complete 2019.20 regular season and theme night schedule is attached. Theme night dates are subject to change.