Canucks play-by-play and radio
Rogers Sportsnet is the official TV broadcaster of the Vancouver Canucks. John Shorthouse provides the play-by-play for the Sportsnet Pacific broadcast team, alongside colour commentator John Garrett. Dan Murphy serves as the studio host and the rink-side reporter for home games.
On the radio, the Canucks’ flagship station is Sportsnet 650 AM. The radio team features play-by-play announcer Brendan Batchelor, colour commentator Corey Hirsch and studio host Satiar Shah. Listeners can also tune into Canucks broadcasts on HD receivers at 96.9 FM-HD3, as well as on the Sportsnet app, the Radioplayer Canada app or by streaming live on Sportsnet.ca/650.
How to stream Canucks games
You can pay to stream Canucks games through Sportsnet NOW. If you have Sportsnet as part of your TV package, you’ll have the option to sign into the streaming service via your TV provider.
Canucks games featured on CBC for Hockey Night in Canada are available to stream for free on cbcsports.ca and through the CBC Sports app.
What is the Canucks’ logo, mascot and jersey?
The Vancouver Canucks made their 1970 NHL debut sporting blue, green and white jerseys. Their logo at the time depicted a stylized hockey stick against an ice rink that formed the letter “C” for Canucks.
For their 1978-79 season, the Canucks made the switch to their infamous black, gold and orange colour scheme. The logo became a flying “V” for Vancouver. This design was tweaked over the next several seasons and, in 1989, the team introduced a flying skate logo.
The last major change came in 1997, when the team unveiled a logo that featured a Haida-styled orca jumping out of an ice-covered letter “C”. Subtle updates have continued, but the Canucks currently sport jerseys with the orca logo in the team’s current colours of blue and green.
Fin the Killer Whale is the mascot of the Vancouver Canucks. He is an anthropomorphic orca who debuted during the 2001-02 season. Fin is one of the few NHL mascots who plays the position of goaltender.
Three most heart-breaking Canucks moments
Below are three of the most crushing moments for the Canucks and their fans in recent history:
1 — Game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Final
2011 marked another Stanley Cup Final for the Canucks and another seven-game series loss. Playing against the Boston Bruins, the Canucks blew a 3-1 series lead and fell 4-0 in Game 7. As in 1994, the loss sparked rioting in Vancouver.
2 — Game 7 of the 1994 Stanley Cup Final
In the Canucks’ second trip to the final round of the Stanley Cup, they faced off against the New York Rangers. The Canucks bounced back from a 3-1 deficit only to lose by one goal in Game 7, the most agonizing of margins. Fans rioted in the wake of the Canucks’ defeat.
3 — The Sedins say goodbye to Canucks fans in their final home game
It was the end of an era when the legendary Sedin twins, Daniel and Henrik, retired at the end of the 2017-18 season. Drafted together in the 1999 NHL entry draft, they spent all 18 seasons of their NHL careers as Canucks.
Canucks franchise by the numbers
- $725 million: The estimated franchise value of the Vancouver Canucks, in US figures.
- 10: Forbes ranked the Canucks as the 10th most valuable NHL franchise in 2020.
- $207 million: The amount paid by the Aquilini Investment Group to purchase the Canucks in 2005, in US dollars.
- 1: The Canucks are still in search of their first Stanley Cup win.
- 6: The Canucks have retired six jerseys to date: Pavel Bure (10), Stan Smyl (12), Trevor Linden (16), Markus Naslund (19), Daniel Sedin (22) and Henrik Sedin (33).
- $5.875 million: The average annual value of the three-year contract signed by Brock Boeser in 2019, in US dollars.
- 5: The number of consecutive 30-goal seasons Markus Naslund had as a Canuck, the most in franchise history to date.
- 474: The number of consecutive sellouts of Rogers Arena for Vancouver Canucks games.
- 11: The number of seasons that the sellout streak lasted for the Canucks, running from 2002 to 2014.
- $6: Cost of buying a hot dog to eat during a Canucks game at Rogers Arena.
- 2008: The year Roberto Luongo was named as the 12th captain in Canucks’ history. It was the first time since the 1947-48 season that a goalie was given the captaincy.
- 60: The most goals scored in a season by a Canuck player. Pavel Bure reached this milestone in back-to-back seasons (1992–93 and 1993–94).
- 22 and 33: The numbers worn by Daniel and Henrik Sedin, respectively.
- 2 and 3: The Sedins’ mythical numerology was sealed in the final home game of their careers when Daniel (22), scored the winning goal with an assist from 33 (Henrik) and 23 (fellow Swede Alexander Edler), at 2:33 of OT.