The Canucks announced this morning that Thomas Gradin will be the 3rd inductee into their Ring of Honour. One of Vancouver’s first European-born players, Gradin played eight of his nine NHL seasons in a Vancouver Canucks uniform from 1978.79 to 1985.86. He finished second in scoring in his rookie season, recording 51 points (20-31-51) in 76 regular season games played. During his rookie postseason, he led all Canucks skaters in scoring with five points (4-1-5) in three playoff games played. He left Vancouver as the highest scoring centreman in franchise history with 550 points (197-353-550) in 613 regular season games...Click here to read more.
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The Vancouver Canucks announced today that Kirk McLean will be the second inductee to the team’s Ring of Honour. McLean’s induction will take place on Wednesday, November 24th during a pre-game ceremony at Rogers Arena prior to Vancouver’s game versus Colorado. The former Canucks goaltender becomes the second Ring of Honour inductee after original franchise captain, Orland Kurtenbach was unveiled as the inaugural inductee. Kirk McLean played over 10 seasons in a Vancouver Canucks uniform from 1987-88 to 1997-98 setting regular season and playoff franchise records for games played, wins and shutouts. The Canucks career numbers speak for themselves. Revered...Click here to read more.
[As we approach the start of the NHL regular season, members of the Canucks blogosphere give their two cents about your Vancouver Canucks and address the issues, questions and expectations of the team in their 40th year anniversary.] Photo credit: Vancouver Sun At the Canucks Summer Summit – aka the State of the Franchise – the Canucks announced the start of a new tradition, the “Ring of Honour”. The Ring of Honour initiative will launch this season and is intended to celebrate and salute Canuck heroes who have made a lasting impact on the franchise. The plan is to honour...Click here to read more.