Canucks

Prospect development for the Vancouver Canucks has been a hot topic recently. Research by The News has shown that the organization’s draft picks over the last six years produced fewer NHL and AHL games than all other teams in the Pacific Division. (Black Press/Canadian Press file photos)

‘Rushed’: Are the Vancouver Canucks not properly developing draft picks?

Analyzing what the NHL Draft has produced for the Canucks at the AHL and NHL level

 

Surrey’s Arshdeep Bains is expected to get an opportunity to show off his skills with the Abbotsford Canucks this season. (Red Deer Advocate photo)

Surrey’s Arshdeep Bains chasing pro hockey dream in Abbotsford

WHL’s top scorer looking to make an impact in Canucks organization

 

The Abbotsford Canucks roster will likely have some changes for 2022-23 season, with some players returning and some being shown the door. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford Canucks offseason outlook

Who’s returning, who could be on the way out after inaugural season

 

The Montreal Canadiens logo is projected onto the ice during a pre-game ceremony prior to their NHL hockey home opener against the Chicago Blackhawks, in Montreal on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. The Montreal Canadiens won the 2022 NHL draft lottery on Tuesday night and have the first selection for the upcoming draft at their home arena. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
The Montreal Canadiens logo is projected onto the ice during a pre-game ceremony prior to their NHL hockey home opener against the Chicago Blackhawks, in Montreal on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. The Montreal Canadiens won the 2022 NHL draft lottery on Tuesday night and have the first selection for the upcoming draft at their home arena. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Abbotsford Canucks head coach Trent Cull (left) and assistant coach Jeff Ulmer, as well as the rest of the staff, will return behind the bench for the team in 2022-23. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford Canucks head coach Trent Cull reflects on inaugural season

Cull holds media availability, speaks on playoffs, Woo, Klimovich, goalies and more

Abbotsford Canucks head coach Trent Cull (left) and assistant coach Jeff Ulmer, as well as the rest of the staff, will return behind the bench for the team in 2022-23. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Saran family presented a cheque of $8,146.40 to Canucks Autism Network (CAN). The money was raised through an annual bottle drive in Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley family raises $8,000 for kids living with autism

An annual bottle drive raises thousands for the Canucks Autism Network

Saran family presented a cheque of $8,146.40 to Canucks Autism Network (CAN). The money was raised through an annual bottle drive in Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Abbotsford Canucks general manager Ryan Johnson spoke on a variety of topics at his year-end press conference.

Abbotsford Canucks entire coaching staff returning for 2022-23

Ryan Johnson speaks on a number of topics following the end of the Abbotsford Canucks season

Abbotsford Canucks general manager Ryan Johnson spoke on a variety of topics at his year-end press conference.
The Abbotsford Canucks have bowed out in round one of the AHL playoffs after a 3-2 loss to Bakersfield on Wednesday (May 4). (Abbotsford Canucks photo)

Abbotsford Canucks swept by Bakersfield Condors

Canucks lose 3-2 on Wednesday to lose series 2-0, lack of offence sinks club

The Abbotsford Canucks have bowed out in round one of the AHL playoffs after a 3-2 loss to Bakersfield on Wednesday (May 4). (Abbotsford Canucks photo)
New Jersey Devils’ Jack Hughes (86) and Edmonton Oilers’ Darnell Nurse (25) battle for the puck during third period NHL action in Edmonton on Saturday, March 19, 2022. Nurse and P.K. Subban of the New Jersey Devils are among the 32 NHL players up for this year’s King Clancy Memorial Trophy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
New Jersey Devils’ Jack Hughes (86) and Edmonton Oilers’ Darnell Nurse (25) battle for the puck during third period NHL action in Edmonton on Saturday, March 19, 2022. Nurse and P.K. Subban of the New Jersey Devils are among the 32 NHL players up for this year’s King Clancy Memorial Trophy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Spencer Martin was unable to stop everything, as the Bakersfield Condors defeated the Abbotsford Canucks 2-1 in overtime in game one on Tuesday (May 3), Game two, which is now a must-win for the Canucks, occurs on Wednesday (May 4). (Bakersfield Condors photo)

Abbotsford Canucks open playoffs with 2-1 overtime loss to Bakersfield

Canucks now on brink of elimination in best-of-three series, game two is Wednesday night

Spencer Martin was unable to stop everything, as the Bakersfield Condors defeated the Abbotsford Canucks 2-1 in overtime in game one on Tuesday (May 3), Game two, which is now a must-win for the Canucks, occurs on Wednesday (May 4). (Bakersfield Condors photo)
Vancouver Canucks head coach Bruce Boudreau, back, stands on the bench behind from left to right, Justin Bailey, Juho Lammikko, of Finland, Matthew Highmore and Brock Boeser while coaching in his 1,000th NHL game during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues in Vancouver, on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)

Vancouver Canucks have June 1 deadline to re-sign coach Bruce Boudreau

Team president Rutherford won’t commit to contract extension

Vancouver Canucks head coach Bruce Boudreau, back, stands on the bench behind from left to right, Justin Bailey, Juho Lammikko, of Finland, Matthew Highmore and Brock Boeser while coaching in his 1,000th NHL game during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues in Vancouver, on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)
Game one of the Abbotsford Canucks first round series against the Bakersfield Condors faces off tonight (Tuesday) in Bakersfield. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford Canucks vs. Bakersfield Condors first round series preview

Key players, important stats and predictions from local observers ahead of tonight’s game

Game one of the Abbotsford Canucks first round series against the Bakersfield Condors faces off tonight (Tuesday) in Bakersfield. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Vancouver Canucks head coach Bruce Boudreau. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

Head coach Bruce Boudreau’s arrival helped change Canucks culture

Vancouver went 32-15-10 through final 57 games under bench boss

Vancouver Canucks head coach Bruce Boudreau. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
The Abbotsford Centre will not be hosting any playoff games for round one of the AHL postseason after the Canucks finished fifth in the Pacific Division on the final day of the regular season. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford Centre not hosting any AHL playoff games for round one

Series of unfortunate events lead to Abbotsford Canucks falling to fifth on last day of season

The Abbotsford Centre will not be hosting any playoff games for round one of the AHL postseason after the Canucks finished fifth in the Pacific Division on the final day of the regular season. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
The Abbotsford Canucks needed one point in two games in Manitoba to guarantee home ice in round one of the AHL playoffs, but were unsuccessful and lost both games. (Manitoba Moose photo)

Abbotsford Canucks fall 6-0 to Manitoba, playoff fate in Bakersfield’s hands

Canucks await results of tonight’s Bakersfield game to see if they host round one

The Abbotsford Canucks needed one point in two games in Manitoba to guarantee home ice in round one of the AHL playoffs, but were unsuccessful and lost both games. (Manitoba Moose photo)
Vancouver Canucks’ Brad Hunt (77) is chased by Edmonton Oilers’ Derick Brassard (16) during second period NHL action in Edmonton, Friday, April 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Vancouver Canucks’ Brad Hunt (77) is chased by Edmonton Oilers’ Derick Brassard (16) during second period NHL action in Edmonton, Friday, April 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Los Angeles Kings right wing Dustin Brown (23) is upended in front of Vancouver Canucks goalie Spencer Martin (30) as Canucks Luke Schenn (2) defends during first period NHL action in Vancouver on Thursday, April 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Brock Boeser scores 2 as Canucks edge L.A. Kings 3-2 in overtime

Vancouver, eliminated from playoffs, has one game left in 2021-22 NHL season

Los Angeles Kings right wing Dustin Brown (23) is upended in front of Vancouver Canucks goalie Spencer Martin (30) as Canucks Luke Schenn (2) defends during first period NHL action in Vancouver on Thursday, April 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Manitoba Moose celebrate a first period goal as Canucks players Jack Rathbone and Jett Woo skate back to the bench. (Manitoba Moose photo)

Abbotsford Canucks win streak ends in thud with 7-1 loss to Moose

Canucks still seeking one point to guarantee home ice for first round of AHL playoffs

The Manitoba Moose celebrate a first period goal as Canucks players Jack Rathbone and Jett Woo skate back to the bench. (Manitoba Moose photo)
Defence Jack Rathbone mans the point for the Abbotsford Canucks during the power play in Tuesday’s (April 26) game against the Bakersfield Condors. Rathbone was recently named to the AHL’s all-rookie team. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford’s Jack Rathbone named to AHL all-rookie team

First Vancouver Canucks draft named to all-rookie team since 2004-05

Defence Jack Rathbone mans the point for the Abbotsford Canucks during the power play in Tuesday’s (April 26) game against the Bakersfield Condors. Rathbone was recently named to the AHL’s all-rookie team. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
The Abbotsford Canucks averaged 4,292 fans at the Abbotsford Centre for the 2021-22 season. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford Canucks average 4,292 per game for inaugural season

Canucks rank 17th in AHL attendance despite capacity restrictions for most of the season

The Abbotsford Canucks averaged 4,292 fans at the Abbotsford Centre for the 2021-22 season. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)