Canucks Throughout History – Chris Oddleifson

Drafted at 10th overall in the 1969 Amateur Draft by the Boston Bruins, Chris Oddleifson always had some potential. Vancouver showed they believed that he could capitalize on that when they traded accomplished goal scorer Bobby Schmautz for Oddleifson near the end of the 1973-74 season. Oddleifson, just 23 years old at this time, had … Continue reading Canucks Throughout History – Chris Oddleifson


Max Bentley

Max Bentley came from a large family, so it's not surprising that his family of all families was one that produced three NHL players. Max Bentley was of average height at 5'10" but always a slender player, weighing in at 155 to 160 pounds throughout his NHL career. In fact, the Boston Bruins sent him … Continue reading Max Bentley

Canucks Throughout History – 1974-75 season

The Canucks struggled throughout much of the early 1970s, but had their best season to that date in the 1973-74 season. They were blessed with another NHL expansion for the 1974-75 season and were moved into the Smythe Division, with notably easier competition than they had faced in the previous four years. Coach Phil Maloney … Continue reading Canucks Throughout History – 1974-75 season