I have not dove into Canucks historical stats for a long time. But tonight I have a nice Captain Morgan buzz and some quiet time on my hands. So rather than kill Canucks opponents any further in Be A Pro Mode on NHL 13, I am going to provide some cool Canucks stats for you, the beloved Canucks fans. Ready? Go!
Canucks Library was the shizzle in regards to Canucks historical stats up until 2010 or so. Now I have to rely on Wikipedia. Thanks Wikipedia.
The following historical Canucks stats come from this Wiki page in regards to Canucks records.
- The only Canuck to ever play 1000 games in a Van uni was....Trevor Linden. A God amongst men.
Henrik Sedin is the Canucks' all-time leader in points with 789 points in 930 games. Markus Naslund is second with 756 points in 884 games played. Daniel Sedin is currently tied with Naslund with 756 points in 896 games played. I think he will pass Nazzy against Detroit tonight. The Sedins excel against the Dead Wings. For all the games he played as a Canuck, Linden is 4th on the all-time points list with 733. Ryan Kesler currently has 349 points in 579 games as a Canuck for comparative purposes.
- Speaking of Daniel, he currently sits in 3rd all time on Canucks goal scoring. He has 280 goals, where Linden has 318 and Naslund has 346. Damn you, NHL Lockout. Little doubt that Dank will take over the top spot over the next 2 years.
Player Ctry Pos GP A % Henrik Sedin C 892 578 0.65 Daniel Sedin LW 859 439 0.51 Trevor Linden RW/C 1138 415 0.37 Stan Smyl RW 896 411 0.46 Markus Naslund LW 894 410 0.46 Thomas Gradin C 613 353 0.58 Dennis Kearns D 677 290 0.43 Andre Boudrias LW 458 267 0.58 Todd Bertuzzi RW 518 261 0.50 Brendan Morrison C 543 257 0.47
Sedins own the assist category, bitch.
- Hank has now played the 2nd-most games as a Vancouver Canuck behind Trevor Linden. Bless his heart. 1138-898 in favor of Linden. Think Hank will catch Trevor?
- Alexandre Burrows ranks 10th on the Canucks' all-time penalty minutes list with 781 penalty minutes, closing in on Jim Sandlak and Todd Bertuzzi. Not sure why, but I am surprised by this stat.
- Tony Tanti and Markus Naslund hold the record for most career hat tricks in Canucks history (10). Daniel Sedin is the only current Canuck even close to that (4). I think those records are safe from Sedinerie. What say you? I say that if Dank played in the 80's and 90's he would be a perennial 50 goal scorer.
Player Ctry Pos GWG Daniel Sedin LW 60 Markus Naslund LW 49 Trevor Linden C/RW 33 Pavel Bure RW 32 Henrik Sedin C 32 Brendan Morrison C 30 Tony Tanti LW 29 Thomas Gradin C 26 Todd Bertuzzi RW 24 Alexandre Burrows LW 22
- Daniel Sedin needs 11 more power play goals to surpass Markus Naslund for the all-time Canucks' leader in power play goals. Ryan Kesler is 10th on the list with 51 career PPG.
Player Ctry Pos SH Pavel Bure RW 24 Alexandre Burrows LW 16 Trevor Linden C/RW 15 Stan Smyl RW 13 Alexander Mogilny RW 13 Petri Skriko LW 11 Ryan Kesler C 9 Matt Cooke LW 8 Thomas Gradin C 7 Brendan Morrison LW 7
Not gonna lie: Bure will keep that record for a long damned time, if not forever.
- Dank has the most regular season OT goals with 10 followed closely by Brendan Morrison with 9. The only other active Canucks player in batting range is Hank with 4.
- Henrik Sedin is an iron man. He has played in 586 consecutive games. B-Mo at one time was an iron man, playing 534 games without missing any time.
- In regards to career regular season points by a Canucks defenceman, Kevin Bieksa ranks 10th overall with 192 points in 429 games. The King is Mattias Ohlund with 325 points in 770 games. Raise that man's jersey to the rafters.
- Roberto Luongo holds the Canucks' records for shutouts and wins. He will never catch Kirk McLean's record for games played (516-388)
Cory Schneider, I believe, has the best save percentage and GAA in Canucks' history currently. But that could change over time, obviously.
Player Ctry Pos GP Pts % Trevor Linden RW/C 118 95 0.80 Henrik Sedin C 95 71 0.75 Pavel Bure RW 60 66 1.10 Daniel Sedin LW 92 64 0.70 Geoff Courtnall LW 65 61 0.93 Cliff Ronning C 72 58 0.80 Jyrki Lumme D 72 40 0.55 Thomas Gradin C 38 38 1.00 Ryan Kesler C 53 36 0.68 Greg Adams LW 53 34 0.64
Hank could catch Linden here.
- Trevor Linden and Pavel Bure hold the Canucks' record for most playoff goals at 34 apiece. Hank and Dank sit at 5th and 6th with 24 and 23 goals respectively. Burrows is 8th with 17.
- The original Mr. Everything Trevor Linden holds the Canucks' record with 61 career playoff assists. Hank and Dank are 2nd and 3rd overall with 49 and 41 assists respectively.
- Hank and Dank will most likely surpass Linden with the career playoffs games-played record as well.
- No current Canucks player has an NHL playoff hat trick. Only Geoff Courtnall has 2 career assists in the NHL playoffs as a Canuck.
- Trevor Linden may be the Canucks' King of Game 7's. But can you guess which Canuck has the most career playoff game winning goals? No, you can't. So I am going to tell you. Cliff Ronning with 7. I like this stat because more current Canucks figure into the equation:
Atta boy, Higgins!
- Trevor Linden holds the Canucks' record for most PP playoff goals, but he is closely followed by Dank and Hank, who have 10 and 9 respectively.
- Linden's 3 shorthanded playoff goals is also a Canucks record. Alexandre Burrows has 1.
- Greg Adams and Alexandre Burrows share the lead for all time Canucks playoffs overtime goals with 3 apiece. Hank has 2.
Alexander Edler is only 1 point behind Mattias Ohlund for Canucks' all-time playoff points scored by a defenceman. The highest-scoring Canucks playoff defenceman of all time? Jyrki Lumme with 40 points. Ohlund had 28 points.
- In regards to Canucks goaltenders.....Kirk McLean has played in 68 career playoff games to Roberto Luongo's 61. Luongo needs 3 wins to surpass McLean for the playoffs wins record.
- Cory Schneider has only played in 8 playoff games for the Canucks but is sitting in top spot for goals against average and save percentage. Much like his regular season stats, these numbers will dip a bit, but in a perfect world....NOT!
- Kirk McLean has 6 career Canucks playoff shutouts to hold the record. Luongo has 5. Time will tell if Lou gets a chance to take that one.
I am just providing some info for you to read. Going over those stats there is one thing that is perfectly clear:
The jerseys of Henrik and Daniel Sedin and Roberto Luongo had better go to the damned rafters. And they will. These are the best Canucks players we have seen in recent memory.