The Canucks have won the Western (formerly Campbell) Conference three times, in 1982, 1994, and 2011. Until the 1991-92 NHL season, Vancouver Canucks players and staff had not won a major individual NHL award in their first 21 years. The Canucks won the Norris Trophy as the best defenseman in the league that year with Brian Leetch at their helm.
Canucks owner George B. Dormann donated $1 million to the University of British Columbia to help build the Dornoch Campus in 1987. The money was used to fund an endowed chair in economics and another in finance.
Vancouver has been one of the most popular destinations in Canada since the 1950s. In 1971, just before they moved into the new arena, the Canucks sold out every game they played against Montreal Canadiens games during the regular season. The only other team to do so was the Chicago Blackhawks in 1955-56.
Currently, the Canucks play in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference. They are expected to compete for the division title this season.
After decades of struggling existence, hockey's popularity in Vancouver has surged over the past few years. The city's original team, the Vancouver Millionaires, debuted in 1879. Two years later, they were defeated by Ottawa's Victorias club in the first official game played between Canadian teams.
The Canucks continued their postseason prowess, reaching the Stanley Cup Finals with a combined 11-2 record in series against the Calgary Flames, Los Angeles Kings, and Chicago Black Hawks.
Vancouver has never won the Stanley Cup Finals. They came closest to winning a title in 1982, 1994, and 2011, all of which they lost in the Stanley Cup Final. Vancouver Canucks Postseason Standings:
The Canucks became the first Western Canadian club to play for the Stanley Cup in 56 years, when the Victoria Cougars reached the Finals against the New York Islanders in 1926.
In the first round of the 2020 playoffs, the Vancouver Canucks defeated the St. Louis Blues. When was the last time the Canucks were defeated in a playoff series? The Vancouver Canucks fell in the Conference Semi-Finals to the Vegas Golden Knights in 2020. How many Stanley Cups has Vancouver won? Vancouver has never won the Stanley Cup Finals.
The 2010-11 Vancouver Canucks season was the 41st in franchise history. The Vancouver Canucks won the Northwest division for the fifth time, the conference championship for the third time, and the Presidents' Trophy for the first time. It was also their first 100-point season since 2002-03 when they finished with 103 points.
The Canucks began their campaign on October 8, 2010 against the Anaheim Ducks. They played 19 games before taking a break for the NHL Winter Classic on January 1, 2011 against the New York Rangers at BC Place. The game was won by the Rangers 3-2 in overtime thanks to an amazing goal by Ryan McDonagh. After the break, the Canucks returned on March 2 against the Calgary Flames and ended their regular season on April 9 against the San Jose Sharks.
In five seasons under coach Mike Gillis, the Canucks had never finished higher than second in the Pacific Division. However, in the opening month of the 2010-11 season it looked like they might be able to finish first in their division for the first time in team history. Veteran center Henrik Sedin led all scorers with 105 points while rookie sensation Daniel Sedin was right behind him with 104 points of his own. Both players were named as finalists for the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy which is given to the player who exhibits the most skill and sportsmanship during the regular season.