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2014–15 Vancouver Canucks · NHL
Division 2nd Pacific
Conference 5th Western
2014–15 record 48–29–5
Home record 24–15–2
Road record 24–14–3
Goals for 242
Goals against 222
General Manager Jim Benning
Coach Willie Desjardins
Captain Henrik Sedin
Alternate captains Kevin Bieksa
Daniel Sedin
Arena Rogers Arena
Average attendance 18,710 (98.9%)[1]
Team leaders
Goals Radim Vrbata (31)
Assists Daniel Sedin (56)
Points Daniel Sedin (76)
Penalties in minutes Derek Dorsett (175)
Wins Ryan Miller (29)
Goals against average Eddie Lack (2.45)

The 2014–15 Vancouver Canucks season was the franchise's 45th season in the NHL. The Canucks managed to qualify for the playoffs for the first time since the 2012-13 season.

Off-seasonEdit

On April 8, 2014, after missing the playoffs for the first time since 2008, the team fired general manager Mike Gillis.[2] One day later, ownership hired former Canucks captain Trevor Linden as team president,[3] to assist in the search for a new general manager. Three weeks after Linden was hired, the Canucks announced that both head coach John Tortorella and assistant coach Mike Sullivan, who had only just been hired prior to the start of the 2013–14 season, were fired.[4] Throughout the search for Vancouver's new general manager, it was speculated that Linden's preferred candidate was Jim Benning, who was serving as an assistant general manager for the Boston Bruins. On May 21, the Canucks confirmed that Benning had been hired as their new general manager.[5] One of Benning's first changes to the roster was buying out David Booth, who had one year remaining on his contract.[6] As a result of the buyout, Booth became an unrestricted free agent, and he will receive $1,583,333 per year (over the next two seasons) from the Canucks; Booth's buyout salary will not be applied to Vancouver's salary cap. The next major task for the Canucks was finding a new head coach. Among the candidates Benning interviewed were New York Rangers assistant coach Scott Arniel, and former Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma. Additionally, Texas Stars head coach Willie Desjardins was also one the coaches Benning was long rumoured to have interest in. However, Benning was not able to interview Desjardins until late June, as Desjardins had just won the Calder Cup with Texas. On June 23, the Canucks officially introduced Desjardins as the 18th head coach in Canucks history.[7] The next major tasks facing Benning were dealing with the trade request of Ryan Kesler, and preparing for the draft on June 27. On draft day, Benning completed a series of trades before the Canucks even made their first pick. Jason Garrison was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning for a 2nd-round draft pick,[8] and then Ryan Kesler was traded to the Anaheim Ducks for Nick Bonino, Luca Sbisa, the twenty-fourth overall pick, and a 3rd-round draft pick.[9] Benning then flipped Anaheim's 3rd-round pick to the New York Rangers, in exchange for Derek Dorsett.[10] On June 28 (the second day of the draft), Benning acquired Linden Vey from the Los Angeles Kings, in exchange for Tampa Bay's 2nd-round pick (acquired the day before in the Garrison trade).[11] As a result of trading away Roberto Luongo in March, the Canucks were left with a goalie tandem of Eddie Lack and Jacob Markstrom, who together had combined for 88 games of NHL experience. Thus, Benning's first move on July 1 was to sign free-agent goalie Ryan Miller to a 3-year, $18 million contract, in order to bring a veteran presence to Vancouver's goaltending position.[12] Benning's next major transaction occurred only one day after acquiring Miller, as he signed former Phoenix Coyotes winger Radim Vrbata to a 2-year, $10 million contract.[13] On July 3, Benning signed restricted free agent Zack Kassian to a 2-year, $3.5 million deal.[14] On July 5, the Canucks re-signed defenceman Christopher Tanev to a 1-year, $2 million contract, only hours before the deadline to file for salary arbitration.[15] On July 7, Benning named Doug Lidster as an assistant coach for the Canucks; Lidster had also recently served as an assistant coach to new Canucks head coach Willie Desjardins on the Texas Stars.[16]

Regular seasonEdit

October

November

December

The Vancouver Canucks began struggling after losing to the Toronto Maple Leafs 5–2. They lost five games in a row and finally ended their struggles against the Calgary Flames with a 3–2 win in overtime.

January

February

On February 22, Ryan Miller was injured in shutout win over New York Islanders forcing Eddie Lack into the game. He would miss the next 22 games. Jacob Markstrom was called in from the Utica Comets.

March

Jacob Markstrom started against San Jose Sharks on March 3, but he was removed after he gave up three goals in four shots as the Canucks lost to the Sharks 6-2. Markstrom finally was able to win against Arizona Coyotes with a 3–1 victory

April

Canucks clinched their playoff spot after a 2–1 victory against Los Angeles Kings.

PlayoffsEdit

See also: 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs

The Vancouver Canucks entered the playoffs as the Pacific Division's second seed. This was the seventh playoff meeting for these teams with Calgary having won four of the six previous series. Their most recent meeting was in the 2004 Western Conference Quarterfinals, which Calgary won in seven games. The Flames qualified for the playoffs for the first time since 2009. The teams split this year's four-game regular season series, with each team winning once at home and once on the road.

The Flames defeated the Canucks in six games. Calgary rallied from a one-goal deficit in Game 1, as David Jones tied the game 7:59 into the third and Kris Russell scored the winning goal with 29.6 seconds left to give the Flames a 2–1 win. The Canucks tied the series with a 4–1 win, as goalie Eddie Lack made 22 out of 23 saves and Alex Burrows recorded two assists. With 1:17 left to play, a fight broke out that resulted in 132 penalty minutes, with the Flames' Deryk Engelland given a game misconduct for instigating it, but eventually the league rescinded Engelland's penalty and instead fined Calgary head coach Bob Hartley $50,000 for his responsibility for the incident. Jonas Hiller made 23 saves to help give the Flames to a 4–2 win in Game 3. In Game 4, Calgary scored three first-period goals out of seven shots off of Lack. Ryan Miller replaced Lack to start the second period, but Hiller made 28 total saves en route to a 3–1 win.[58] Miller then made 20 saves and Daniel Sedin scored the winning goal 1:47 into the third period to help give the Canucks to a 2–1 win in Game 5. In Game 6, Hartley pulled Hiller after he allowed two goals on his first three shots, and put Karri Ramo in net. The Flames tied the game in the second period, and then Matt Stajan scored what proved to be the game-winning goal late in the third period. Two empty net goals in the final minute of the game sealed the series victory for the Flames.

StandingsEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

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Conference standingsEdit

Central Divison (Top 3)
Team GP W L OTL SL GF GA Pts
St. Louis Bluesx y 82 51 24 3 4 248 201 109
Nashville Predatorsx 82 47 25 4 6 232 208 104
Chicago Blackhawksx 82 48 28 3 3 229 189 102
Pacific Division (Top 3)
Anaheim Ducksx y 82 51 24 2 5 236 226 109
Vancouver Canucksx 82 48 29 3 2 242 222 101
Calgary Flamesx 82 45 30 4 3 241 216 97
Western Conference Wildcard (Top 2 qualify)
Minnesota Wildx 82 46 28 5 3 231 201 100
Winnipeg Jetsx 82 43 26 7 6 230 210 99
Los Angeles Kings 82 40 27 7 8 220 205 95
Dallas Stars 82 41 31 7 3 261 260 92
Colorado Avalanche 82 39 31 8 4 219 227 90
San Jose Sharks 82 40 33 3 6 228 232 89
Edmonton Oilers 82 24 44 7 7 198 283 62
Arizona Coyotes 82 24 50 3 5 170 272 56

x-clinched playoff berth, y-clinched division title, z-clinched conference title, p-clinched President's Trophy

Schedule and resultsEdit

Pre-seasonEdit


Regular season

Game log

Legend:       Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

Detailed recordsEdit

Western Conference
Central Division
Chicago Blackhawks 1–0–0 1–1–0 2–1–0 4 10 8
Colorado Avalanche 0–1–0 1–1–0 1–2–0 2 9 13
Dallas Stars 0–1–1 0–1–0 0–2–1 1 6 12
Minnesota Wild 1–1–0 0–1–0 1–2–0 2 8 11
Nashville Predators 0–1–0 1–1–0 1–2–0 2 7 12
St. Louis Blues 1–0–0 2–0–0 3–0–0 6 14 7
Winnipeg Jets 2–0–0 0–1–0 2–1–0 4 12 9
Total 5–4–1 5–6–0 10–10–1 21 66 72
Pacific Division
Opponent Home Away Total Pts. Goals scored Goals allowed
Anaheim Ducks 1–1–1 1–0–1 2–1–2 6 8 12
Arizona Coytes 2–1–0 1–0–1 3–1–1 7 17 10
Calgary Flames 1–1–0 1–1–0 2–2–0 4 9 8
Edmonton Oilers 2–0–0 3–0–0 5–0–0 10 21 15
Los Angeles Kings 1–2–0 1–1–0 2–3–0 4 9 14
San Jose Sharks 0–2–0 3–0–0 3–2–0 6 12 16
Vancouver Canucks
Total 7–7–1 10–2–2 17–9–3 37 76 75

Eastern Conference
Opponent Home Away Total Pts. Goals scored Goals allowed
Atlantic Division
Boston Bruins 1–0–0 1–0–0 2–0–0 4 7 3
Buffalo Sabres 1–0–0 0–1–0 1–1–0 2 8 8
Detroit Red Wings 1–0–0 0–1–0 1–1–0 2 7 6
Florida Panthers 0–1–0 1–0–0 1–1–0 2 3 4
Montreal Canadiens 1–0–0 0–1–0 1–1–0 2 4 5
Ottawa Senators 1–0–0 0–0–1 1–0–1 3 7 7
Tampa Bay Lightning 0–1–0 0–1–0 0–2–0 0 3 8
Toronto Maple Leafs 1–0–0 0–1–0 1–1–0 2 6 6
Total 6–2–0 2–5–1 8–7–1 17 45 47
Metropolitan Division
Carolina Hurricanes 1–0–0 1–0–0 2–0–0 4 7 1
Columbus Blue Jackets 0–1–0 1–0–0 1–1–0 2 7 6
New Jersey Devils 1–0–0 0–1–0 1–1–0 2 4 4
New York Islanders 1–0–0 1–0–0 2–0–0 4 7 2
New York Rangers 0–1–0 1–0–0 1–1–0 2 6 9
Philadelphia Flyers 1–0–0 1–0–0 2–0–0 4 8 1
Pittsburgh Penguins 1–0–0 1–0–0 2–0–0 4 8 0
Washington Capitals 1–0–0 1–0–0 2–0–0 4 8 5
Total 6–2–0 7–1–0 13–3–0 26 55 28

PlayoffsEdit

2015 Stanley Cup playoffs
Legend:           = Win           = Loss
Bold italics = Player scored game-winning goal

Player statisticsEdit

SkatersEdit

Regular season
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Sedin, DanielDaniel Sedin 82 20 56 76 +5 18
Sedin, HenrikHenrik Sedin 82 18 55 73 +11 22
Vrbata, RadimRadim Vrbata 79 31 32 63 +6 20
Bonino, NickNick Bonino 75 15 24 39 +7 22
Higgins, ChrisChris Higgins 77 12 24 36 +8 16
Burrows, AlexAlex Burrows 70 18 15 33 0 68
Hansen, JannikJannik Hansen 81 16 17 33 −6 27
Edler, AlexanderAlexander Edler 74 8 23 31 +13 54
Matthias, ShawnShawn Matthias 78 18 9 27 −3 16
Horvat, BoBo Horvat 68 13 12 25 −8 16
Dorsett, DerekDerek Dorsett 79 7 18 25 +4 175
Vey, LindenLinden Vey 75 10 14 24 −3 18
Hamhuis, DanDan Hamhuis 59 1 22 23 0 44
Weber, YannickYannick Weber 65 11 10 21 +4 30
Richardson, BradBrad Richardson 45 8 13 21 0 34
Tanev, ChristopherChristopher Tanev 70 2 18 20 +8 12
Kassian, ZackZack Kassian 42 10 6 16 −5 81
Bieksa, KevinKevin Bieksa 60 4 10 14 0 77
Kenins, RonaldsRonalds Kenins 30 4 8 12 −2 8
Stanton, RyanRyan Stanton 54 3 8 11 +9 35
Sbisa, LucaLuca Sbisa 76 3 8 11 −8 46
Baertschi, SvenSven Baertschi

|| 3 || 2 || 0 || 2 || 0 || 4

Clendening, AdamAdam Clendening

|| 17 || 0 || 2 || 2 || +1 || 8

Biega, AlexAlex Biega 7 1 0 1 −2 0
Corrado, FrankFrank Corrado 10 1 0 1 −7 0
Sestito, TomTom Sestito 3 0 1 1 +1 7
McMillan, BrandonBrandon McMillan

|| 8 || 0 || 1 || 1 || −1 || 0

Defazio, BrandonBrandon DeFazio 2 0 0 0 0 0
Jensen, NicklasNicklas Jensen 5 0 0 0 −1 0
Totals 82 236 406 642 +31 858

Playoffs
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Hansen, JannikJannik Hansen 6 2 2 4 +1 0
Sedin, DanielDaniel Sedin 6 2 2 4 −1 0
Vrbata, RadimRadim Vrbata 6 2 2 4 −2 0
Horvat, BoBo Horvat 6 1 3 4 +1 2
Sedin, HenrikHenrik Sedin 6 1 3 4 −1 2
Bonino, NickNick Bonino 6 1 2 3 −2 4
Tanev, ChristopherChristopher Tanev 6 0 3 3 +4 0
Edler, AlexanderAlexander Edler 6 0 3 3 +3 4
Kenins, RonaldsRonalds Kenins 5 1 1 2 +2 4
Higgins, ChrisChris Higgins 6 1 1 2 0 2
Sbisa, LucaLuca Sbisa 6 1 1 2 −2 7
Matthias, ShawnShawn Matthias 6 1 1 2 −3 10
Burrows, AlexAlex Burrows 3 0 2 2 +1 21
McMillan, BrandonBrandon McMillan 2 1 0 1 +1 4
Hamhuis, DanDan Hamhuis 6 0 1 1 −2 16
Vey, LindenLinden Vey 1 0 0 0 0 0
Baertschi, SvenSven Baertschi 2 0 0 0 0 0
Richardson, BradBrad Richardson 5 0 0 0 −3 15
Bieksa, KevinKevin Bieksa 6 0 0 0 −1 9
Dorsett, DerekDerek Dorsett 6 0 0 0 −3 20
Weber, YannickYannick Weber 6 0 0 0 −5 12
Totals 6 14 27 41 −12 132

GoaltendersEdit

Regular season
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Miller, RyanRyan Miller 45 45 2,541:31 29 15 1 107 2.53 1,198 .911 6 0 0 0
Lack, EddieEddie Lack 41 35 2,323:57 18 13 4 95 2.45 1,201 .921 2 0 0 2
Markstrom, JacobJacob Markstrom 3 2 77:38 1 1 0 4 3.09 33 .879 0 0 0 0
Totals 82 4,943:06 48 29 5 206 2.50 2,432 .915 8 0 0 2
Playoffs
Player GP GS TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Miller, RyanRyan Miller 3 2 156:10 1 1 6 2.31 67 .910 0 0 0 0
Lack, EddieEddie Lack 4 4 198:16 1 3 10 3.03 88 .886 0 0 0 0
Totals 6 354:26 2 4 16 2.71 155 .897 0 0 0 0

Traded to Canucks mid-season. Stats reflect time with Canucks only.

Final rosterEdit

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
47 Flag of Switzerland Baertschi, SvenSven Baertschi LW L 22 2015 Langenthal, Switzerland
3 Flag of Canada.svg Bieksa, KevinKevin Bieksa

 (A)

D R 33 2001 Grimsby, Ontario
13 Flag of the United States Bonino, NickNick Bonino C L 27 2014 Hartford, Connecticut
14 Flag of Canada.svg Burrows, AlexAlex Burrows RW L 34 2005 Pincourt, Quebec
51 Flag of Canada.svg Dorsett, DerekDerek Dorsett RW R 28 2014 Kindersley, Saskatchewan
23 Flag of Sweden Edler, AlexanderAlexander Edler D L 29 2004 Östersund, Sweden
2 Flag of Canada.svg Hamhuis, DanDan Hamhuis D L 32 2010 Smithers, British Columbia
36 Flag of Denmark Hansen, JannikJannik Hansen RW R 29 2004 Herlev, Denmark
20 Flag of the United States Higgins, ChrisChris Higgins LW L 31 2011 Smithtown, New York
53 Flag of Canada.svg Horvat, BoBo Horvat C L 20 2013 London, Ontario
9 Flag of Canada.svg Kassian, ZackZack Kassian RW R 24 2012 Windsor, Ontario
41 Flag of Latvia Kenins, RonaldsRonalds Kenins LW L 24 2013 Riga, Soviet Union
31 Flag of Sweden Lack, EddieEddie Lack G L 27 2010 Norrtälje, Sweden
27 Flag of Canada.svg Matthias, ShawnShawn Matthias C L 27 2014 Mississauga, Ontario
21 Flag of Canada.svg McMillan, BrandonBrandon McMillan LW L 25 2015 Delta, British Columbia
30 Flag of the United States Miller, RyanRyan Miller G L 34 2014 East Lansing, Michigan
15 Flag of Canada.svg Richardson, BradBrad Richardson RW L 30 2013 Belleville, Ontario
5 Flag of Switzerland Sbisa, LucaLuca Sbisa D L 25 2014 Ozieri, Italy
22 Flag of Sweden Sedin, DanielDaniel Sedin

 (A)

LW L 34 1999 Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
33 Flag of Sweden Sedin, HenrikHenrik Sedin

 (C)

C L 34 1999 Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
18 Flag of Canada.svg Stanton, RyanRyan Stanton D L 25 2013 St. Albert, Alberta
8 Flag of Canada.svg Tanev, ChristopherChristopher Tanev D R 25 2010 East York, Ontario
7 Flag of Canada.svg Vey, LindenLinden Vey RW R 23 2014 Wakaw, Saskatchewan
17 Flag of the Czech Republic Vrbata, RadimRadim Vrbata RW R 33 2014 Mladá Boleslav, Czechoslovakia
6 Flag of Switzerland Weber, YannickYannick Weber D R 26 2013 Morges, Switzerland

Notable achievements Edit

Awards Edit

Regular season
Player Award Awarded
Hansen, JannikJannik Hansen NHL First Star of the Week[17] November 24, 2014
Vrbata, RadimRadim Vrbata NHL All-Star game selection[18] January 10, 2015
Sedin, HenrikHenrik Sedin NHL Second Star of the Week[19] February 23, 2015

Milestones Edit

Regular season
Player Milestone Reached
Vey, LindenLinden Vey 1st NHL goal October 11, 2014
Edler, AlexanderAlexander Edler 500th NHL game October 23, 2014
Miller, RyanRyan Miller 300th NHL win October 28, 2014
Vrbata, RadimRadim Vrbata 800th NHL game October 28, 2014
Bonino, NickNick Bonino 200th NHL game November 1, 2014
Higgins, ChrisChris Higgins 300th NHL point November 1, 2014
Hansen, JannikJannik Hansen 400th NHL game November 1, 2014
Horvat, BoBo Horvat 1st NHL game November 4, 2014
DeFazio, BrandonBrandon DeFazio 1st NHL game November 9, 2014
Horvat, BoBo Horvat 1st NHL goal
1st NHL point
November 20, 2014
Horvat, BoBo Horvat 1st NHL assist November 23, 2014
Hansen, JannikJannik Hansen 1st NHL hat-trick November 23, 2014
Sedin, DanielDaniel Sedin 1,000th NHL game November 23, 2014
Bonino, NickNick Bonino 100th NHL point November 28, 2014
Richardson, BradBrad Richardson 500th NHL game January 1, 2015
Sedin, HenrikHenrik Sedin 200th NHL goal January 3, 2015
Sbisa, LucaLuca Sbisa 300th NHL game January 8, 2015
Tanev, ChristopherChristopher Tanev 200th NHL game January 19, 2015
Weber, YannickYannick Weber 200th NHL game January 27, 2015
Kenins, RonaldsRonalds Kenins 1st NHL game January 30, 2015
Kenins, RonaldsRonalds Kenins 1st NHL goal
1st NHL point
February 1, 2015
Stanton, RyanRyan Stanton 100th NHL game February 3, 2015
Vrbata, RadimRadim Vrbata 500th NHL point February 7, 2015
Kenins, RonaldsRonalds Kenins 1st NHL assist February 11, 2015
Matthias, ShawnShawn Matthias 1st NHL hat-trick February 13, 2015
Miller, RyanRyan Miller 600th NHL game February 13, 2015
Biega, AlexAlex Biega 1st NHL game
1st NHL goal
1st NHL point
February 16, 2015
Hansen, JannikJannik Hansen 100th NHL assist February 16, 2015
Sedin, HenrikHenrik Sedin 900th NHL point March 3, 2015
Hamhuis, DanDan Hamhuis 800th NHL game March 12, 2015
Matthias, ShawnShawn Matthias 400th NHL game March 22, 2015
Dorsett, DerekDerek Dorsett 400th NHL game March 22, 2015
Sedin, HenrikHenrik Sedin 700th NHL assist April 6, 2015

Playoffs
Player Milestone Reached
Horvat, BoBo Horvat 1st NHL playoff game
1st NHL playoff goal
1st NHL playoff point
April 15, 2015
Kenins, RonaldsRonalds Kenins 1st NHL playoff game April 15, 2015
Lack, EddieEddie Lack 1st NHL playoff game April 15, 2015
Horvat, BoBo Horvat 1st NHL playoff assist April 17, 2015
Kenins, RonaldsRonalds Kenins 1st NHL playoff goal
1st NHL playoff point
April 17, 2015
Lack, EddieEddie Lack 1st NHL playoff win April 17, 2015
Matthias, ShawnShawn Matthias 1st NHL playoff goal April 19, 2015
Kenins, RonaldsRonalds Kenins 1st NHL playoff assist April 19, 2015
Vey, LindenLinden Vey 1st NHL playoff game April 21, 2015
Baertschi, SvenSven Baertschi 1st NHL playoff game April 23, 2015
Sbisa, LucaLuca Sbisa 1st NHL playoff goal April 25, 2015

RecordsEdit

Player Record Date
Ryan Miller First Canucks goaltender to post back-to-back road game shutouts in back-to-back days January 16, 2015
Daniel Sedin Most career power-play goals in Canucks history February 7, 2015
Eddie Lack Most saves by a Canuck goalie in a relief appearance without allowing a goal February 22, 2015

TransactionsEdit

The Canucks been involved in the following transactions:

TradesEdit

Date
Details
June 27, 2014[9] To Vancouver Canucks:
Nick Bonino
Luca Sbisa
1st-round pick (24th overall) in 2014
3rd-round pick (85th overall) in 2014
To Anaheim Ducks:
Ryan Kesler
3rd-round pick in 2015
June 27, 2014[8] To Vancouver Canucks:
2nd-round pick (50th overall) in 2014
To Tampa Bay Lightning:
Jason Garrison
Jeff Costello
7th-round pick in 2015
June 27, 2014[10] To Vancouver Canucks:
Derek Dorsett
To New York Rangers:
ANA's 3rd-round pick (85th overall) in 2014
June 28, 2014[11] To Vancouver Canucks:
Linden Vey
To Los Angeles Kings:
TBL's 2nd-round pick (50th overall) in 2014
November 20, 2014[20] To Vancouver Canucks:
Will Acton
To Edmonton Oilers:
Kellan Lain
November 25, 2014[21] To Vancouver Canucks:
Andrey Pedan
To New York Islanders:
Alexandre Mallet
3rd-round pick in 2016
January 29, 2015[22] To Vancouver Canucks:
Adam Clendening
To Chicago Blackhawks:
Gustav Forsling
March 2, 2015[23] To Vancouver Canucks:
Cory Conacher
To New York Islanders:
Dustin Jeffrey
March 2, 2015[24] To Vancouver Canucks:
Sven Baertschi
To Calgary Flames:
2nd-round pick in 2015

Free agents acquiredEdit

Player Date Former team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
Ryan Miller July 1, 2014 St. Louis Blues 3 years, $18 million [12]
Bobby Sanguinetti July 1, 2014 Atlant Moscow Oblast 1 year, $600,000 [25]
Dustin Jeffrey July 2, 2014 Dallas Stars 1 year, $600,000 [26][27]
Cal O'Reilly July 2, 2014 Utica Comets 1 year, $600,000 [26][28]
Radim Vrbata July 2, 2014 Phoenix Coyotes 2 years, $10 million [13]

Free agents lostEdit

Player Date New team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
Mike Santorelli July 3, 2014 Toronto Maple Leafs 1 year, $1.5 million [29]
Jordan Schroeder July 11, 2014 Minnesota Wild 2 years, $1.2 million [30][31]
Zac Dalpe July 13, 2014 Buffalo Sabres 1 year, $700,000 [32][33]
Benn Ferriero July 16, 2014 St. Louis Blues 1 year, $600,000 [34][35]
Jeremy Welsh July 21, 2014 St. Louis Blues 1 year, $550,000 [36][37]
David Booth July 22, 2014 Toronto Maple Leafs 1 year, $1.1 million [38]

Claimed via waivers Edit

Player Former team Date claimed off waivers
Brandon McMillan[39] Arizona Coyotes February 12, 2015

Player signingsEdit

Player Date Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
Alex Biega July 1, 2014 1 year, $600,000 contract extension [40][41]
Zack Kassian July 3, 2014 2 year, $3.5 million contract extension [14]
Yannick Weber July 4, 2014 1 year, $850,000 contract extension [42]
Joe Cannata July 4, 2014 1 year, $600,000 contract extension [43][44]
Peter Andersson July 5, 2014 1 year, $600,000 contract extension [45][46]
Christopher Tanev July 5, 2014 1 year, $2 million contract extension [15]
Linden Vey July 14, 2014 1 year, $735,000 contract extension [47]
Darren Archibald July 22, 2014 1 year, $600,000 contract extension [48][49]
Brandon DeFazio July 22, 2014 1 year, $600,000 contract extension [48][50]
Jared McCann July 24, 2014 3 year, $2.775 million entry-level contract [51]
Jake Virtanen July 25, 2014 3 year, $2.775 million entry-level contract [52]

Suspensions and fines Edit

Player Explanation Length Salary Date issued Ref
Alex Burrows Illegal check to the head of Montreal defenceman Alexei Emelin. 3 games $72,580.65 October 31, 2014 [53]
Jannik Hansen Illegal check to the head of San Jose forward Tommy Wingels. $5,000.00 December 31, 2014 [54]

Draft picksEdit

See also: List of Vancouver Canucks draft picks

The 2014 NHL Entry Draft was held on June 27–28, 2014, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Canucks had following picks:

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/junior/club team (league)
1 6 Jake Virtanen RW Flag of Canada.svg Canada Calgary Hitmen (WHL)
1 24[a] Jared McCann C Flag of Canada.svg Canada Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
2 36 Thatcher Demko G Flag of the United States United States Boston College Eagles (NCAA D1)
3 66 Nikita Tryamkin D Flag of Russia Russia Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg (KHL)
5 126 Gustav Forsling D Flag of Sweden Sweden Linköpings HC (SHL)
6 156 Kyle Pettit C Flag of Canada.svg Canada Erie Otters (OHL)
7 186 Mackenze Stewart D Flag of Canada.svg Canada Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
Draft notes

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