Frank Brimsek

The further back you go into the history of the NHL, the more you see Canadian players over any other nationality. Frank Brimsek was not only a rare American NHL player, but also an NHL star. Born in the hockey-crazy state of Minnesota in 1915, Brimsek unsurprisingly played in the US for his junior years. … Continue reading Frank Brimsek


Canucks Throughout History – Dennis Ververgaert

The Vancouver had a lot of high draft picks in their early years due to their poor performances. One of those high picks was Dennis Ververgaert at 3rd Overall in the 1973 Amateur Draft. Ververgaert had dominated with the London Knights in the OHA during his junior years and was highly touted. "Verve", as he … Continue reading Canucks Throughout History – Dennis Ververgaert

Canucks Throughout History – Orland Kurtenbach

Orland Kurtenbach was one tough son-of-a-gun. Renowned for his toughness on the ice, the Canucks jumped on the 34-year old Kurtenbach when he was available in the 1970 expansion draft and promptly named him their first captain in franchise history. While they weren’t dominant, the Canucks were surprisingly good out of the gate in their … Continue reading Canucks Throughout History – Orland Kurtenbach