Canucks Throughout History – Doug Lidster

Doug Lidster, a native of Kamloops, BC, was born in 1960 and was drafted at 20 years old in 1980 late in draft by his hometown team, the Vancouver Canucks. Despite the defenseman being a Canadian boy he was playing college in Colorado at the time and would remain there for four seasons in total, … Continue reading Canucks Throughout History – Doug Lidster


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 – 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