clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

The Amazing Trades Pat Quinn Made To Build 1994 Squad

New, comments

The legendary Pat Quinn will be inducted into the Canucks' Ring Of Honor on Sunday. Check out these beauty moves by Pat Quinn back in the day.

Here are some pieces that the Canucks put together to create their 1994 SuperTeam:

His first big move:

September 1987- New Jersey traded Greg Adams and Kirk McLean to Vancouver for Patrick Sundstrom and Canucks' 4th round pick Matt Ruchty. (Matt who??)

Montreal traded Gerald Diduck to Vancouver for draft pick Vladimir Vujtek in January 1991.

In March 1991, St. Louis traded Geoff Courtnall, Cliff Ronning, Sergio Momesso, Robert Dirk, and futures to Vancouver for Dan Quinn and Garth Butcher. Thanks Blues!

June 1991- Minnesota traded Dave Babych to Vancouver for Tom Kurvers.

March 1993- Hartford traded Murray Craven and a pick to Vancouver for Robert Kron. Vancouver then completed the deal in May by sending Jim Sandlak to Hartford.

January 1994- Vancouver signed Martin Gelinas off of waivers from Quebec.

February 1994- Vancouver signed Brian Glynn off waivers from Ottawa.

March 1994- Vancouver traded Craig Janney to St. Louis for Bret Hedican, Jeff Brown, and Nathan Lafayette.

Pat drafted Trevor Linden in the 1988 Entry Draft and Pavel Bure in the 1989 Draft. Phenomenal moves by the former President, General Manager and coach. The 1994 run was not only a testament to Quinn's vision of the team he wanted, but also to the players that bought into the system and bonded together to come within a goal to get to overtime in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals against a stacked New York Rangers team.