Losing a loved one sucks.
On Monday, the Canucks organization released a statement on Monday, announcing the passing of Troy Stecher’s father, Peter Stecher.
The Vancouver Canucks mourn the heartbreaking passing of Troy Stecher’s father, Peter Stecher. We offer our sincerest condolences to Troy and the Stecher family during this difficult time.— Vancouver #Canucks (@Canucks) June 22, 2020
It’s the second time this season that a Canucks player has lost their father, as Jacob Markstrom lost his father Anders Markstrom to cancer at the age of 59.
Canucks fans all over the interweb gave Troy their thoughts and condolences on Monday. Of course, we would do that for any player going through something like this, but Stecher is arguably the easiest guy to root for on the team. There might not be a player on the Canucks right now that leaves it all out on the ice more so than Stecher does.
From all of us here at NM, our deepest condolences to Troy and the Stecher family and friends. https://t.co/uKF0rGtbav— Nucks Misconduct (@nucksmisconduct) June 22, 2020
Now, onto some other Canucks news and notes.
- The Canucks did announce the 10 skaters who would join the team prior to the tentative July 10th training camp.
Vancouver is adding the following to July 10 camp:— Ben Kuzma (@benkuzma) June 22, 2020
Forwards: Sven Baertschi, Tyler Graovac, Justin Bailey.
Defencemen: Brogan Rafferty, Ashton Sautner, Guillaume Brisebois, Olli Juolevi, Jalen Chatfield.
Goaltender: Mike DiPietro.#Canucks
- Matthew Zator recently wrote about some of the black aces among that group. [The Hockey Writers]
- Former CanucksArmy Editor Jackson MacDonald reviews the J.T. Miller trade one year later [Daily Hive]
- Pete Jensen writes about five questions facing the Canucks heading into the play-in round. [NHL]
- For those who love the stats, Travis Yost has more of a deep dive of the match-up between the Canucks and the Wild. [TSN]
- If you read yesterday’s Wake With Elias post, you would have seen another unconfirmed report that suggests Vegas and Vancouver are the two hub cities. While that announcement hasn’t come forth from the NHL, they did trim down their list yesterday. Columbus and St. Paul are no longer options as hub cities. [NBC Sports]
- Finally, happy birthday to this dude, who played 69 (nice) games for the Canucks