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Stan Smyl (1978-1991) | Winger

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Stan Smyl was selected 40th overall by the Vancouver Canucks and played his entire career with the team, spending the final eight years as captain. His aggressive, physical playing-style earned him the n

Richard Brodeur (1980-1988) | Goaltender

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Brodeur was the Canucks’ all-star goaltender during their 1982 playoff run. His spectacular performance in the playoffs earned him the nickname “King Richard,” and the moniker stu

Pat Quinn (1987-1997) | President, GM & Head Coach

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Due to a contract snafu with the Los Angeles Kings, Quinn was banned from coaching the Canucks until 1990. He had arrived as president and general manager in 1987. He is best know

Kirk McLean (1987-1998) | Goaltender

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McLean was the number one goalie on the Canucks for over ten years, taking the team to game 7 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 1994. He leads the Canucks goaltenders in games played (516) and wins (2

Brian Burke (1987-1992, 1998-2004) | Senior VP of Hockey Operations, President & GM

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As Canucks president and general manager, Burke signed several players that went on to become leading forces on the team, such as Ryan Kesler, and

Trevor Linden (1988-1998, 2001-2008) | Right Wing/Centre

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Known to Vancouver fans as “Captain Canuck,” Trevor Linden holds multiple team records, including most games played (1138 games), first player to play in 1,000 games,

Cliff Ronning (1990-1996) | Centre

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Cliff Ronning wasn’t the biggest player on the ice, but that didn’t stop him from becoming a force to reckon with on the Canucks. He was an integral part of the team during their 1994 playoff

Gino Odjick (1990-1998) | Left Wing

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Gino Odjick was drafted 86th overall by the Canucks in 1990. He was aptly named “Chief, the Enforcer,” and has the track record to back up his legacy of being a tough guy. Odjick holds the

Pavel Bure (1991-1999) | Right Wing

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The “Russian Rocket,” as he’s known for his speed on the ice, was selected 113th overall by the Canucks in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. There was much confusion around Bure’s selectio

Markus Naslund (1996-2008) | Left Wing

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“Nazzy” was the star captain of the Canucks for eight years, the longest reigning captaincy in the team’s history next to Stan Smyl. He led the team with a soft-spoken authority and


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