Vancouver Canucks since 1970!
The Vancouver Canucks are a professional ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. They are members of the Northwest Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). They play their home games at Rogers Arena, formerly known as General Motors Place, which has a capacity of 18,860. Mike Gillis is the team's president and general manager, Alain Vigneault is the coach and they are captained by centre Henrik Sedin. They are the reigning Presidents' Trophy (best regular season record) and Campbell Bowl (Western Conference playoff title) champions from the 2010–11 season.
The Canucks joined the league in 1970 as an expansion team along with the Buffalo Sabres. In its NHL history, the team has advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals three times, losing to the New York Islanders in 1982, the New York Rangers in 1994 and the Boston Bruins in 2011. The Canucks have won the Presidents' Trophy once as the team with the league's best regular season record in 2010–11. They won three division titles as a member of the Smythe Division in their first 23 years in the league, after which they were re-aligned to the Northwest Division, where they have won six titles since 1993.
The Canucks have retired three players' jerseys in their team history—Stan Smyl, Trevor Linden and Markus Naslund, all of whom served as team captains and held the all-time team point-scoring lead at one point in their careers.