Vancouver Canucks Wiretap

Blue Jackets Send 2nd Round Pick To Canucks For John Tortorella

Jun 1, 2017 1:31 PM

The Columbus Blue Jackets will send a 2017 second round pick to the Vancouver Canucks as compensation for hiring John Tortorella in 2015.

The Blue Jackets' pick in the second round is No. 55 overall.

Tortorella, 58, led the Blue Jackets to a franchise-record 108 points in the 2016-17 season.


Tags: Columbus Blue Jackets, Vancouver Canucks, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Canucks Promote Travis Green To Head Coach

Apr 25, 2017 5:21 PM

The Vancouver Canucks are promoting Travis Green from the AHL to be their next coach, according to TSN.

The Canucks tweeted that they would make a coaching announcement Wednesday.

Green has been the head coach of the Canucks' AHL affiliate, the Utica Comets, for the past three seasons. The Comets lost in the Calder Cup finals two seasons ago and in the semifinals last season.

Tags: Vancouver Canucks, Misc Rumor, Signing

Canucks Fire Head Coach Willie Desjardins

Apr 10, 2017 9:28 PM

The Vancouver Canucks have fired head coach Willie Desjardins.

The Canucks missed the playoffs for a second straight season, finishing with 69 points -- only better than the Colorado Avalanche in the NHL. They lost their last eight games to fall behind the Arizona Coyotes into last place in the Pacific Division.

Assistant coaches Doug Lidster and Perry Pearn were also let go.

Tags: Vancouver Canucks, Misc Rumor

Kings, Canucks Will Play In China Next Fall

Mar 24, 2017 5:55 PM

The NHL and the NHL Players' Association will announce next week that the league will travel to China for two preseason games between the Kings and Canucks next fall.

Officials from the league and players' association including NHL commissioner Gary Bettman will formally announce the games, first reported by ESPN in early February, at the LeSports Center in Beijing on Thursday.

It's expected the teams will play two games in mid- to late September before the start of the 2017-18 NHL season. One game would be held in Beijing, the site of the 2022 Olympics, with the other likely in Shanghai.

Tags: Los Angeles Kings, Vancouver Canucks, Misc Rumor

Sharks Send Prospect, Draft Pick To Canucks For Jannik Hansen

Mar 1, 2017 2:07 AM

The San Jose Sharks made a move on the eve of the NHL's trade deadline, acquiring winger Jannik Hansen from the Vancouver Canucks.

In return, the Canucks receive prospect Nikolay Goldobin and a conditional fourth-round pick, the teams announced Tuesday. The draft selection will become a first-round pick if the Sharks win the Stanley Cup this year.

Tags: San Jose Sharks, Vancouver Canucks, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Senators Send Prospect To Canucks For Alex Burrows

Feb 28, 2017 12:49 AM

The Senators are gearing up for a postseason push, acquiring veteran forward Alex Burrows from the Canucks for prospect Jonathan Dahlen on Monday.

The deal was announced two days before Wednesday's NHL trade deadline and gives the Senators a skilled pest with plenty of playoff experience.

Tags: Ottawa Senators, Vancouver Canucks, Official Trade

NHL Eyeing Games In Sweden, China

Feb 3, 2017 6:41 PM

While the NHL's participation in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea remains very much in doubt, the league and its players are close to finalizing two international events next season -- one in Sweden and one in China.

The NHL is awaiting word from the NHLPA on whether they will approve two regular-season games between the Avalanche and the Senators, in Stockholm, Sweden, on Nov. 10-11, as well as two preseason games between the Kings and the Canucks, in China, a source familiar with the discussions told ESPN.

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Los Angeles Kings, Ottawa Senators, Vancouver Canucks, Misc Rumor

Patrick Marleau Scores 500th Career Goal

Feb 3, 2017 2:29 AM

Patrick Marleau scored his 500th career goal, Chris Tierney tallied twice and the surging San Jose Sharks defeated the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 on Thursday night.

Tags: San Jose Sharks, Vancouver Canucks, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Canucks Sign Ben Hutton To Two-Year, $5.6M Deal

Nov 27, 2016 2:24 AM

The Vancouver Canucks have signed defenseman Ben Hutton to a two-year, $5.6 million contract extension, the team announced Thursday.

Tags: Vancouver Canucks, Misc Rumor, Signing

Coyotes Sign Radim Vrbata To One-Year Contract

Aug 15, 2016 2:18 PM

The Arizona Coyotes signed right wing Radim Vrbata to a one-year contract on Monday, according to ESPN.

Vrbata, an unrestricted free agent, will have a base salary of $1 million.

Vrbata, 35, spent the past two seasons with the Vancouver Canucks. He had 13 goals and 14 assists in 63 games last season.

Tags: Phoenix Coyotes, Vancouver Canucks, Misc Rumor, Signing

Canucks Sign Teams Top Pick Juolevi To Entry Deal
The Canucks selected defenseman Olli Juolevi with the fifth overall pick in the June draft.

NHL Fines Canucks $50,000 For Inappropriate Comments
The Canucks had spoke about the club's interest in players under contract to other NHL clubs.

NHL Reviewing Possible Tampering By Canucks
The NHL is reviewing whether to penalize the Canucks for tampering by expressing interest in acquiring players under contract.

Flames Name Glen Gulutzan Head Coach
Glen Gulutzan was an assistant coach with the Canucks last season.

Panthers Trade Gudbranson To Canucks For McCann
Erik Gudbranson scored eleven goals and had 32 assists in 309 games with the Panthers.

Canucks Seeking Trade For Chris Higgins
The Canucks appear ready to create more roster space for younger players.

Rangers Send Etem To Canucks For Jensen, Draft Pick
Nicklas Jensen has skated in 27 games with the Utica Comets of the AHL this season, scoring four goals.

Press Release

Canucks End Canadiens Win Streak
Montreal had set an NHL record with nine straight regulation wins to begin the season.

Jackets Fire Coach Todd Richards
The Jackets have replaced Todd Richards with veteran coach John Tortorella.

John Tortorella To Coach U.S. At 2016 World Cup
John Tortorella has 446 victories as an NHL head coach.

Milan Lucic Has Always Dreamed Of Playing For Hometown Team
Milan Lucic says his focus right know is going to L.A. and trying to make the most of that.

Brandon Sutter Agrees To Five-Year Extension With Canucks
Brandon Sutter has a cap hit of $3.3 million in 2015-16.


Canucks Trade Bonino, Clendening To Pens For Sutter
Brandon Sutter finished with 21 goals and 12 assists in 80 games played last season for the Penguins.

Canucks Clean Out Front Office
The Canucks fired assistant GM's Laurence Gilman and Lorne Henning, and director of player personnel Eric Crawford on Thursday.

Flames Beat Canucks, Advance To West Semifinals
The Flames exploded for seven goals on Saturday night to eliminate the Canucks.

Flames Earn Win Over Canucks To Lead Series 3-1
Flames goaltender Jonas Hiller made 28 saves for the win on Tuesday night.

Canucks Sign Derek Dorsett, Luca Sbisa To Extensions
Derek Dorsett has career highs with 25 points and 18 assists in his first season with the Canucks.

Canucks Sign Chris Tanev To Extension
The Canucks have signed Chris Tanev to a five-year, $22.25 million extension.

NHL Names Quick, H. Sedin, Pacioretty 'Three Stars'
Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick went 3-0-0 to lead the Kings to three straight wins.


Longtime NHL Coach Pat Quinn Dies At 71
Former NHL coach Pat Quinn died Sunday after battling a long illness.