Canucks Throughout History – Petri Skriko

In the early 80s, the Canucks were one of the first teams to fully embrace the European revolution in the NHL and drafted Finnish winger Petri Skriko at 157th overall in the 8th round of the 1981 draft. Skriko remained in Finland for a while, but left for North America to join the Canucks in … Continue reading Canucks Throughout History – Petri Skriko


Canucks Throughout History – Tony Tanti

Tony Tanti, born in 1963, was a diminutive boy who hailed from Toronto, but he didn't let his size hold him back. As a teenager, Tanti made waves in the OMJHL, scoring 81 goals in 67 games. His stunning knack for goal scoring got him drafted 12th overall by the Chicago Black Hawks, though he … Continue reading Canucks Throughout History – Tony Tanti

Canucks Throughout History – Patrik Sundstrom

The Canucks in the late 70s and early 80s were one of the pioneers in accepting European players to their team, something shown when they drafted Patrik Sundstrom late in the 1980 with their 9th round pick at 175th overall. Sundstrom joined the Canucks as a 20-year old in the 1982-83 season immediately following their … Continue reading Canucks Throughout History – Patrik Sundstrom

Canucks Throughout History – 1981-82 Season

There's no doubt that the 1981-82 season was Vancouver's best in the 1980s. Not only did they have their highest winning percentage, but they had their deepest playoff run. The Canucks were generally not a very strong team in the 80s and, compared to the average, that remained true for the 1981-82 season. Still, there … Continue reading Canucks Throughout History – 1981-82 Season

Canucks Throughout History – Richard Brodeur

Richard Brodeur shouldn't have made it. 5'7", 160lbs people just don't make the NHL. Except for Brodeur, evidently. After beginning his professional career with the Quebec Nordiques in the WHA during the 70s, Brodeur had a brief stop in New York with the Islanders before moving on to the Canucks in 1980. Brodeur became the … Continue reading Canucks Throughout History – Richard Brodeur

Canucks Throughout History – Kevin McCarthy

Kevin McCarthy was a star player in junior and was drafted late in the first round by the Philadelphia Flyers in 1977. After a decent rookie season, the defenseman struggled with the Flyers in 1978-79 and was traded to the Canucks in return for forward Dennis Ververgaert midway through the season. Despite being just 22 years … Continue reading Canucks Throughout History – Kevin McCarthy