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2018-2019 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S Ctrct Cap Hit
GOALTENDERS
#32 Richard Bachman (G) 31 1987 Salt Lake City, UT, USA 178 83 L 19/20 $675,000
#25 Jacob Markström (G) 28 1990 Gävle, SWE 197 89 L 19/20 $3,666,670
#31 Anders Nilsson (G) 28 1990 Luleå, SWE 197 104 L 18/19 $2,500,000
DEFENSEMEN
#55 Alex Biega (D) 30 1988 Montréal, QC, CAN 178 88 R 19/20 $825,000
#4
Michael Del Zotto (D) 28 1990 Stouffville, ON, CAN 183 88 L 18/19 $3,000,000
#23 Alexander Edler (D)   “A”   32 1986 Östersund, SWE 192 97 L 18/19 $5,000,000
#44 Erik Gudbranson (D) 26 1992 Orleans, ON, CAN 195 100 R 20/21 $4,000,000
#27 Ben Hutton (D) 25 1993 Brockville, ON, CAN 188 94 L 18/19 $2,800,000
#5 Derrick Pouliot (D) 24 1994 Weyburn, SK, CAN 183 94 L 18/19 $1,100,000
#51 Troy Stecher (D) 24 1994 Richmond, BC, CAN 178 86 R 19/20 $2,325,000
#8 Christopher Tanev (D)   “A” 28 1989 East York, ON, CAN 188 88 R 20/21 $4,450,000
FORWARDS
#49 Darren Archibald (RW/LW) 28 1990 Newmarket, ON, CAN 191 95 L 18/19 $650,000
#83 Jay Beagle (C/RW)   33 1985 Calgary, AB, CAN 190 98 R 21/22 $3,000,000
#6 Brock Boeser (RW)   21 1997 Burnsville, MN, USA 185 87 R 18/19 $925,000
#47 Sven Bärtschi (LW/RW) 26 1992 Bern, SUI 180 87 L 20/21 $3,367,000
#21 Loui Eriksson (LW/RW) 33 1985 Göteborg, SWE 187 89 L 21/22 $6,000,000
#88 Adam Gaudette (C) 22 1996 Braintree, MA, USA 185 83 R 19/20 $916,666
#50 Brendan Gaunce (C/LW) 24 1994 Sudbury, ON, CAN 188 97 L 18/19 $750,000
#77 Nikolay Goldobin (RW/LW) 23 1995 Moskva, RUS 182 84 L 18/19 $863,333
#60 Markus Granlund (C/W) 25 1993 Oulu, FIN 183 83 L 18/19 $1,475,000
#53 Bo Horvat (C)   “A” 23 1995 London, ON, CAN 183 101 L 22/23 $5,500,000
#9 Brendan Leipsic (LW/C) 24 1994 Winnipeg, MB, CAN 178 82 L 18/19 $650,000
#64 Tyler Motte (C/W) 23 1995 Port Huron, MI, USA 178 87 L 18/19 $925,000
#40 Elias Pettersson (C/RW) 20 1998 Sundsvall, SWE 188 80 L 20/21 $925,000
#26
Antoine Roussel (LW) 28 1989 Roubaix, FRA 182 88 L 21/22 $3,000,000
#59 Tim Schaller (C/W) 28 1990 Merrimack, NH, USA 188 95 L 19/20 $1,900,000
#20
Brandon Sutter (C)   “A” 29 1989 Huntington, NY, USA 190 87 R 20/21 $4,375,000
#18
Jake Virtanen (RW) 22 1996 New Westminster, BC, CAN 186 104 R 19/20 $1,250,000
Position: G:3 D:8 F:17 | Av Age: 26.29 years | Av Ht: 185.75 cm | Av Wt 90.64 kg | Compare with other teams
Total Cap Hit: $70,238,334
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Arena Information
  • Arena Name Rogers Arena
  • Location Vancouver, BC, CAN
  • Capacity 18 860
  • Construction Year 1995
Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
07/11/2018
07/11/2018 Up/Down Leaving Jalen Chatfield (D) Leaving for Utica Comets
02/11/2018
02/11/2018 Up/Down Joining Jalen Chatfield (D) Joining from Utica Comets
31/10/2018
31/10/2018 Up/Down Joining Brendan Gaunce (F) Joining from Utica Comets
30/10/2018
30/10/2018 Up/Down Joining Darren Archibald (F) Joining from Utica Comets
28/10/2018
28/10/2018 Up/Down Joining Richard Bachman (G) Joining from Utica Comets
28/10/2018 Up/Down Leaving Darren Archibald (F) Leaving for Utica Comets
25/10/2018
25/10/2018 Up/Down Joining Alex Biega (D) Joining from Utica Comets
23/10/2018
23/10/2018 Up/Down Joining Darren Archibald (F) Joining from Utica Comets
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP Rank Postseason
1988-1989 NHL 80 33 8 39 - - 251 253 74 14 Conference QF loss
1989-1990 NHL 80 25 14 41 - - 245 306 64 20 Did not make playoffs
1990-1991 NHL 80 28 9 43 - - 243 315 65 17 Conference QF loss
1991-1992 NHL 80 42 12 26 - - 285 250 96 4 Conference SF loss
1992-1993 NHL 84 46 9 29 - - 346 278 101 7 Conference SF loss
1993-1994 NHL 84 41 3 40 - - 279 276 85 14 Final loss
1994-1995 NHL 48 18 12 18 - - 153 148 48 13 Conference SF loss
1995-1996 NHL 82 32 15 35 - - 278 278 79 16 Conference QF loss
1996-1997 NHL 82 35 7 40 - - 257 273 77 15 Did not make playoffs
1997-1998 NHL 82 25 14 43 - - 224 273 64 24 Did not make playoffs
1998-1999 NHL 82 23 12 47 - - 192 258 58 26 Did not make playoffs
1999-2000 NHL 82 30 15 29 - 8 227 237 83 20 Did not make playoffs
2000-2001 NHL 82 36 11 28 - 7 239 238 90 15 Conference QF loss
2001-2002 NHL 82 42 7 30 - 3 254 211 94 13 Conference QF loss
2002-2003 NHL 82 45 13 23 - 1 264 208 104 6 Conference SF loss
2003-2004 NHL 82 43 10 24 - 5 235 194 101 7 Conference QF loss
2005-2006 NHL 82 42 - 32 - 8 256 255 92 17 Did not make playoffs
2006-2007 NHL 82 49 - 26 - 7 222 201 105 8 Conference SF loss
2007-2008 NHL 82 39 - 33 - 10 213 215 88 21 Did not make playoffs
2008-2009 NHL 82 45 - 27 - 10 246 220 100 7 Conference SF loss
2009-2010 NHL 82 49 - 28 - 5 272 222 103 5 Conference SF loss
2010-2011 NHL 82 54 - 19 - 9 262 185 117 1 Final loss
2011-2012 NHL 82 51 - 22 - 9 249 198 111 1 Conference QF loss
2012-2013 NHL 48 26 - 15 - 7 127 121 59 3 Conference QF loss
2013-2014 NHL 82 36 - 35 - 11 196 223 83 5 Did not make playoffs
2014-2015 NHL 82 48 - 29 - 5 242 222 101 2 Conference QF loss
2015-2016 NHL 82 31 - 38 - 13 191 243 75 6 Did not make playoffs
2016-2017 NHL 82 30 - 43 - 9 182 243 69 7 Did not make playoffs
2017-2018 NHL 82 31 - 40 - 11 218 264 73 7 Did not make playoffs
2018-2019 NHL 21 6 - 9 4 2 65 75 22 2 -
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Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. Sergei Shirokov (F) 2018-2019 Avangard Omsk KHL 28 13 9 22 10
2. Nicklas Jensen (F) 2018-2019 Jokerit KHL 22 8 12 20 6
3. Zac Dalpe (F) 2018-2019 Cleveland Monsters AHL 15 12 7 19 17
4. Linden Vey (F) 2018-2019 CSKA Moskva KHL 25 5 14 19 6
5. Andrew Ebbett (F) 2018-2019 SC Bern NLA 18 8 10 18 29
6. Philip Holm (D) 2018-2019 Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod KHL 27 3 13 16 24
7. Lukas Krajicek (D) 2018-2019 HC Ocelari Trinec Czech 16 5 10 15 6
8. Sam Gagner (F) 2018-2019 Toronto Marlies AHL 14 6 8 14 6
9. Philip Larsen (D) 2018-2019 Salavat Yulaev Ufa KHL 27 6 8 14 8
10. Reid Boucher (F) 2018-2019 Utica Comets AHL 10 9 4 13 4
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Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Henrik Sedin (F) 1330 240 830 1070
2. Daniel Sedin (F) 1306 393 648 1041
3. Markus Näslund (F) 884 346 410 756
4. Trevor Linden (F) 1140 318 415 733
5. Stan Smyl (F) 898 262 411 673
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Daniel Sedin (F) 1306 393 648 1041
2. Markus Näslund (F) 884 346 410 756
3. Trevor Linden (F) 1140 318 415 733
4. Stan Smyl (F) 898 262 411 673
5. Pavel Bure (F) 428 254 224 478
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Henrik Sedin (F) 1330 240 830 1070
2. Daniel Sedin (F) 1306 393 648 1041
3. Trevor Linden (F) 1140 318 415 733
4. Stan Smyl (F) 898 262 411 673
5. Markus Näslund (F) 884 346 410 756
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Gino Odjick (F) 443 43 98 2127
2. Garth Butcher (D) 610 33 140 1668
3. Stan Smyl (F) 898 262 673 1556
4. Harold Snepsts (D) 781 35 195 1446
5. Tiger Williams (F) 312 83 165 1324
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Henrik Sedin (F) 1330 240 830 1070
2. Daniel Sedin (F) 1306 393 648 1041
3. Trevor Linden (F) 1140 318 415 733
4. Stan Smyl (F) 898 262 411 673
5. Markus Näslund (F) 884 346 410 756
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Elias Pettersson (F) 15 10 17 1.133
2. Pavel Bure (F) 428 254 478 1.117
3. Derek Sanderson (F) 16 7 16 1.000
4. Jozef Balej (F) 1 0 1 1.000
5. Dan Ratushny (D) 1 0 1 1.000
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Henrik Sedin (F) 2009-2010 NHL 82 29 83 112 1.37 48
2. Pavel Bure (F) 1992-1993 NHL 83 60 50 110 1.33 69
3. Pavel Bure (F) 1993-1994 NHL 76 60 47 107 1.41 86
4. Alexander Mogilny (F) 1995-1996 NHL 79 55 52 107 1.35 16
5. Markus Näslund (F) 2002-2003 NHL 82 48 56 104 1.27 52
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Pavel Bure (F) 1992-1993 NHL 83 60 50 110 1.33 69
2. Pavel Bure (F) 1993-1994 NHL 76 60 47 107 1.41 86
3. Alexander Mogilny (F) 1995-1996 NHL 79 55 52 107 1.35 16
4. Pavel Bure (F) 1997-1998 NHL 82 51 39 90 1.10 48
5. Markus Näslund (F) 2002-2003 NHL 82 48 56 104 1.27 52
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Henrik Sedin (F) 2009-2010 NHL 82 29 83 112 1.37 48
2. Henrik Sedin (F) 2010-2011 NHL 82 19 75 94 1.15 40
3. Henrik Sedin (F) 2006-2007 NHL 82 10 71 81 0.99 66
4. Henrik Sedin (F) 2011-2012 NHL 82 14 67 81 0.99 52
5. Daniel Sedin (F) 2010-2011 NHL 82 41 63 104 1.27 32
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Donald Brashear (F) 1997-1998 NHL 77 9 9 18 0.23 372
2. Gino Odjick (F) 1996-1997 NHL 70 5 8 13 0.19 371
3. Gino Odjick (F) 1992-1993 NHL 74 4 13 17 0.23 370
4. Gino Odjick (F) 1991-1992 NHL 65 4 6 10 0.15 348
5. Tiger Williams (F) 1980-1981 NHL 77 35 27 62 0.81 343
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2018-2019 185.75 cm 90.64 kg 26.29
2017-2018 185.27 cm 90.21 kg 27.76
2016-2017 186.88 cm 90.65 kg 26.94
2015-2016 186.61 cm 91.70 kg 27.52
2014-2015 185.61 cm 90.00 kg 28.04
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Recent NHL Entry Draft Selections
RND # Player Born Birtplace HT WT
2018
1 #7 Quinn Hughes (D) 14/10/1999 Orlando, FL, USA 178 cm 79 kg
2 #37 Jett Woo (D) 27/07/2000 Winnipeg, MB, CAN 182 cm 92 kg
3 #68 Tyler Madden (C) 09/11/1999 Albany, NY, USA 180 cm 68 kg
5 #130 Toni Utunen (D) 27/04/2000 Kokkola, FIN 180 cm 77 kg
6 #186 Artyom Manukyan (RW) 09/06/1998 Omsk, RUS 170 cm 63 kg
7 #192 Matthew Thiessen (G) 09/06/2000 Altona, MB, CAN 188 cm 86 kg
2017
1 #5 Elias Pettersson (C/RW) 12/11/1998 Sundsvall, SWE 188 cm 80 kg
2 #33 Kole Lind (RW) 16/10/1998 Shaunavon, SK, CAN 185 cm 84 kg
2 #55 Jonah Gadjovich (LW) 12/10/1998 Regina, SK, CAN 188 cm 95 kg
3 #64 Michael DiPietro (G) 09/06/1999 Windsor, ON, CAN 183 cm 91 kg
4 #95 Jack Rathbone (D) 20/05/1999 West Roxbury, MA, USA 178 cm 77 kg
5 #135 Kristoffer Gunnarsson (D) 26/02/1997 Borås, SWE 185 cm 93 kg
6 #181 Petrus Palmu (RW/LW) 16/07/1997 Joensuu, FIN 171 cm 81 kg
7 #188 Matt Brassard (D) 08/08/1998 Barrie, ON, CAN 190 cm 91 kg
2016
1 #5 Olli Juolevi (D) 05/05/1998 Helsinki, FIN 191 cm 90 kg
3 #64 William Lockwood (RW) 20/06/1998 Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA 180 cm 78 kg
5 #140 Cole Candella (D) 13/02/1998 Mississauga, ON, CAN 188 cm 88 kg
6 #154 Jakob Stukel (LW) 06/03/1997 Surrey, BC, CAN 183 cm 86 kg
7 #184 Rodrigo Abols (C) 05/01/1996 Riga, LAT 193 cm 92 kg
7 #194 Brett McKenzie (C) 12/03/1997 Ottawa, ON, CAN 188 cm 86 kg
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History:

The Vancouver Canucks joined the NHL for the 1970-1971 season along with the Buffalo Sabres. The team played its first NHL game on October 9th 1970 losing to the Los Angeles Kings. The team recorded its first win on October 11th when the Canucks beat the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The first years of the team were difficult and the Canucks struggled to find any success. The team finished its debut season in sixth place of the Eastern Division. The following year the Canucks finished last in the league with a record of 20-58-8.

The Canucks finally found some success in the 1974-1975 season after the NHL was divided into divisions. The Vancouver Canucks won the Smythe Division but their playoff run was short-lived since the team lost to the Montreal Canadiens in five games.

At the turn of the decade the Canucks returned to the playoffs after disappointing seasons in 1976-1977 and 1977-1978. In the 1978-1979 season Ron Sedlbauer became the first player in Canucks history to score 40 goals and a year later Stan Smyl lead the team in scoring with 31 goals while also recording 47 assists. The team still didn't pass the first round of the playoffs since the Buffalo Sabres eliminated the Canucks in four games.

In 1982 Canucks coach Harry Neale was involved in a brawl with a fan and suspended for the playoffs. Charismatic assistant coach Roger Neilson became the acting head coach and led the team all the way to its first Stanley Cup Final against the New York Islanders. The Canucks battled hard for a win in the first game but Mike Bossy's overtime goal gave the Islanders a 6-5 win. The Islanders went on to sweep the series.

Following its first appearance in the Final, the Canucks entered another set of disappointing years. In 1991 Smyl retired and the Canucks needed a new star, so the club acquired Russian Pavel Bure. The skilled forward, nicknamed "The Russian Rocket" scored 34 goals in his rookie season and went on to win the Calder Trophy. The Canucks finished first place and entered the first playoff round against the Winnipeg Jets. The Canucks were down 1-3 in the series before a strong comeback with three consecutive wins to win the series 4 games to 3. The Edmonton Oilers, however, eliminated the Canucks in the 2nd round.

In the 1992-1993 season Bure became the first Canuck to reach the 50 goal and 100 point mark with a total of 60 goals and 50 assists. The Canucks won their second straight division title and also recorded an 18-game unbeaten streak at home. The team's playoff run ended in the division finals as the Los Angeles Kings eliminated the Canucks in six games.

The 1993-1994 season turned out to be one of the greatest in Canucks history. The Canucks finished 2nd in the Pacific Division but had a difficult start in the playoffs. The team was down 1-3 to the Calgary Flames but eventually came back to eliminate the Flames in seven games. In the 2nd round of the playoffs the Canucks eliminated the Dallas Stars in five games and reached the Western Conference Finals against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Canucks were lead by goalie Kirk McLean, who posted two shutouts and the club advanced to the Stanley Cup Final in six games. In the Final the Canucks faced the New York Rangers, who were the clear favourites looking to break their "40-year curse". The Canucks managed to extend the series into Game 7, but the Rangers eventually won the Stanley Cup with a 3-2 win in the decisive game.

After their 2nd Stanley Cup Final appearance the Canucks returned to the bottom of the table, and their darker years culminated before the turn of the millenium. In 1996-1997 the Canucks missed the playoffs for the first time in seven years before finishing in last place in the next two seasons.

In the 1999-2000 season the Canucks started to reshape the team. Head European scout Thomas Gradin convinced General Manager Brian Burke to draft Swedish twins Henrik (#3)and Daniel Sedin (#2), who became the core of the team in the 2000s. Markus Näslund became the team's captain and formed a strong offensive duo with Todd Bertuzzi .

In 2002-2003 the Canucks enjoyed the best season in franchise history. The team entered the playoffs with a record of 45-23-13-1 and won in the first round against the St. Louis Blues after coming back from a 1-3 deficit. In the 2nd round the Canucks faced the Minnesota Wild. The team already had a 3-1 lead but suffered heavy losses in the next two games losing with a combined score of 3-12. In Game 7 the Canucks had a 2-0 lead in the second period but the Wild came back scoring three goals in the final 12 minutes and eliminated the Canucks.

The Canucks remained one of the top teams of the Western Conference in the coming seasons but failed to find success. In the 2005-2006 season the Canucks again started to rebuild their roster starting with head coach Marc Crawford, who was replaced by Alain Vigneault.

The team started the 2006-2007 season with a fresh look after making several changes to the roster, including the signing of goalie Roberto Luongo . The Canucks had issues with goal scoring but improved in the second half of the season. The team finished strong and won the Northwest Division with a franchise record of 49-26-7, while Luongo becoming a finalist for the Vezina and Hart Trophies. The team struggled in the first round of the playoffs with Luongo giving up four goals in Game One. In Game 2 Luongo once again carried the team facing a playoff record of 76 shots. The game went into quadruple overtime before Henrik Sedin scored the winning goal finishing the 6th longest game in NHL playoff history. The Canucks eventually took a 3-1 lead in the series but a Dallas Stars comeback took the series to Game Seven, which the Canucks managed to win and advanced to the 2nd round. In the 2nd round the Canucks faced the Anaheim Ducks, who won the series four games to one.

The following season the Canucks missed the playoffs by three points winning only one of their final 8 games. However, the disappointing finish was overshadowed by the passing of young defenseman Luc Bourdon .

For the 2008-2009 season the Canucks lost Trevor Linden , who retired after 17 years with the team, and Näslund, who signed with the New York Rangers. The Canucks named Luongo their new captain, and the Canadian became the first goalie to be named captain since Bill Durnan in 1947. The Canucks started strong with a 12-6-2 record in their first 20 games before losing Luongo to an injury. The team's performance dropped until a new rise in the latter half of the season and eventually winning the Northwest Division. In the playoffs the Canucks first swept the 1st round series over the St. Louis Blues before losing to the Chicago Blackhawks in six games.

The next season didn't start well as the Canucks split their first twenty games and Luongo was out of action due to an injury. Once Luongo returned, the Canucks were back in form winning 17 of the next 24 games. Vancouver hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics and the Canucks had to go on a record-breaking 14-game road trip for six weeks. The Canucks finished the season with a 49-28-5 record and Northwest Division champions, and Henrik Sedin became the first Canuck to win the Art Ross and Hart Trophies. The Canucks started their playoff run against the Los Angeles Kings and won the series in six games. They didn't make past the second round, however, as for the second year in a row the Chicago Blackhawks eliminated the Canucks four games to two.

A year later the Canucks returned to the Stanley Cup Final for the third time in the team's history. The Canucks had a strong team with a deep roster and General Manager Mike Gillis had made good moves in the pre-season and during the season acquiring players like Manny Malhotra , who was the 2nd best in faceoffs in the NHL before suffering a serious eye injury. Malhotra eventually returned after months of recovery with a full-face mask to face the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Final. In the regular season Daniel Sedin had followed his brother by winning the Art Ross Trophy and the Canucks were one of the biggest favourites in the playoffs.

The team started against the Blackhawks, who had eliminated them in the last two years. After losing a 3-0 lead in the series, Alexandre Burrows won the series for the Canucks with an overtime goal in Game 7. In the second round the Canucks faced the Nashville Predators. Luongo became one of the key players of the series, facing another Vezina finalist, Pekka Rinne . Ryan Kesler was the team's leading scorer against the Predators and the Canucks won the series in six games. In the Western Conference Final the Canucks were challenged by the San Jose Sharks. The Sedin twins found their form and recorded 18 points in the five games the Canucks needed to win the series. The Final series turned out to be filled with home wins until Game 7, which the Bruins won 4-0 to win the Stanley Cup.

Matias Strozyk

2011 Western Conference Championship Lineup
Daniel Sedin - Henrik Sedin - Alex Burrows
Chris Higgins - Ryan Kesler - Mason Raymond
Raffi Torres - Max Lapierre - Jannik Hansen
Tanner Glass - Manny Malhotra - Victor Oreskovich

Alex Edler - Sami Salo
Dan Hamhuis - Kevin Bieksa
Aaron Rome - Christian Ehrhoff

Roberto Luongo
Cory Schneider