1987–88 Vancouver Canucks season

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1987–88 Vancouver Canucks
Division 5th Smythe
1987–88 record 25–46–9
Goals for 272
Goals against 320
Team information
Coach Bob McCammon
Captain Stan Smyl
Arena Pacific Coliseum
Average attendance 11,002
Team leaders
<1986–87 1988–89>

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

The Canucks had a very disappointing season, they were not capable of winning 3 games in a row during the season. However after the season they were able to draft future captain Trevor Linden.

Final standings[edit]

Smythe Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Calgary Flames 80 48 23 9 397 305 105
Edmonton Oilers 80 44 25 11 363 288 99
Winnipeg Jets 80 33 36 11 292 310 77
Los Angeles Kings 80 30 42 8 318 359 68
Vancouver Canucks 80 25 46 9 272 320 59

[1]Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Note: Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 8, 1987 8–2 St. Louis Blues (1987–88) 1–0–0
2 L October 10, 1987 1–7 New York Islanders (1987–88) 1–1–0
3 L October 12, 1987 2–3 Detroit Red Wings (1987–88) 1–2–0
4 W October 18, 1987 4–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1987–88) 2–2–0
5 L October 21, 1987 4–5 Boston Bruins (1987–88) 2–3–0
6 L October 23, 1987 4–5 OT Edmonton Oilers (1987–88) 2–4–0
7 L October 24, 1987 5–9 @ Edmonton Oilers (1987–88) 2–5–0
8 L October 27, 1987 2–3 Washington Capitals (1987–88) 2–6–0
9 T October 30, 1987 3–3 OT Calgary Flames (1987–88) 2–6–1
10 L November 1, 1987 3–7 @ Winnipeg Jets (1987–88) 2–7–1
11 L November 3, 1987 2–3 @ Washington Capitals (1987–88) 2–8–1
12 W November 5, 1987 4–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1987–88) 3–8–1
13 W November 7, 1987 4–1 @ Minnesota North Stars (1987–88) 4–8–1
14 L November 8, 1987 1–3 @ Winnipeg Jets (1987–88) 4–9–1
15 T November 11, 1987 4–4 OT Buffalo Sabres (1987–88) 4–9–2
16 W November 13, 1987 6–4 Quebec Nordiques (1987–88) 5–9–2
17 L November 15, 1987 4–8 @ Calgary Flames (1987–88) 5–10–2
18 W November 17, 1987 6–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1987–88) 6–10–2
19 W November 19, 1987 4–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1987–88) 7–10–2
20 L November 21, 1987 1–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1987–88) 7–11–2
21 L November 22, 1987 2–3 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1987–88) 7–12–2
22 L November 25, 1987 2–4 Calgary Flames (1987–88) 7–13–2
23 W November 27, 1987 4–2 New Jersey Devils (1987–88) 8–13–2
24 W December 1, 1987 3–1 @ Quebec Nordiques (1987–88) 9–13–2
25 T December 2, 1987 3–3 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1987–88) 9–13–3
26 L December 5, 1987 3–6 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1987–88) 9–14–3
27 W December 6, 1987 5–1 @ Buffalo Sabres (1987–88) 10–14–3
28 L December 8, 1987 2–3 Minnesota North Stars (1987–88) 10–15–3
29 L December 11, 1987 1–2 @ Edmonton Oilers (1987–88) 10–16–3
30 L December 12, 1987 3–6 Edmonton Oilers (1987–88) 10–17–3
31 T December 15, 1987 2–2 OT @ Hartford Whalers (1987–88) 10–17–4
32 L December 17, 1987 2–3 OT @ Boston Bruins (1987–88) 10–18–4
33 T December 20, 1987 3–3 OT Hartford Whalers (1987–88) 10–18–5
34 W December 23, 1987 5–1 Los Angeles Kings (1987–88) 11–18–5
35 L December 26, 1987 2–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1987–88) 11–19–5
36 L December 28, 1987 3–7 @ Edmonton Oilers (1987–88) 11–20–5
37 L December 29, 1987 1–4 Montreal Canadiens (1987–88) 11–21–5
38 W December 31, 1987 2–1 Winnipeg Jets (1987–88) 12–21–5
39 L January 2, 1988 1–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1987–88) 12–22–5
40 T January 4, 1988 7–7 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1987–88) 12–22–6
41 L January 6, 1988 2–4 @ New York Rangers (1987–88) 12–23–6
42 W January 7, 1988 6–3 @ New Jersey Devils (1987–88) 13–23–6
43 W January 9, 1988 3–2 @ Quebec Nordiques (1987–88) 14–23–6
44 L January 12, 1988 3–5 Winnipeg Jets (1987–88) 14–24–6
45 W January 13, 1988 8–2 Winnipeg Jets (1987–88) 15–24–6
46 T January 15, 1988 4–4 OT Calgary Flames (1987–88) 15–24–7
47 W January 17, 1988 6–5 @ Winnipeg Jets (1987–88) 16–24–7
48 L January 19, 1988 5–7 @ Calgary Flames (1987–88) 16–25–7
49 L January 22, 1988 3–6 New York Rangers (1987–88) 16–26–7
50 L January 24, 1988 1–3 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1987–88) 16–27–7
51 L January 26, 1988 6–7 @ St. Louis Blues (1987–88) 16–28–7
52 L January 29, 1988 2–4 Hartford Whalers (1987–88) 16–29–7
53 L January 30, 1988 3–4 @ Calgary Flames (1987–88) 16–30–7
54 W February 2, 1988 5–2 Los Angeles Kings (1987–88) 17–30–7
55 L February 3, 1988 2–7 @ Los Angeles Kings (1987–88) 17–31–7
56 W February 5, 1988 5–1 New Jersey Devils (1987–88) 18–31–7
57 L February 11, 1988 2–7 Edmonton Oilers (1987–88) 18–32–7
58 W February 13, 1988 6–5 Boston Bruins (1987–88) 19–32–7
59 L February 14, 1988 6–7 @ Edmonton Oilers (1987–88) 19–33–7
60 W February 17, 1988 5–0 Pittsburgh Penguins (1987–88) 20–33–7
61 L February 19, 1988 0–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1987–88) 20–34–7
62 W February 21, 1988 6–4 @ New York Rangers (1987–88) 21–34–7
63 L February 23, 1988 1–6 @ New York Islanders (1987–88) 21–35–7
64 L February 24, 1988 4–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1987–88) 21–36–7
65 L February 26, 1988 3–5 Calgary Flames (1987–88) 21–37–7
66 L February 28, 1988 0–2 Los Angeles Kings (1987–88) 21–38–7
67 L March 1, 1988 3–7 Philadelphia Flyers (1987–88) 21–39–7
68 L March 3, 1988 3–4 @ Winnipeg Jets (1987–88) 21–40–7
69 L March 6, 1988 2–7 @ Washington Capitals (1987–88) 21–41–7
70 L March 8, 1988 4–7 @ New York Islanders (1987–88) 21–42–7
71 L March 10, 1988 2–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1987–88) 21–43–7
72 T March 12, 1988 3–3 OT Edmonton Oilers (1987–88) 21–43–8
73 L March 13, 1988 5–7 Buffalo Sabres (1987–88) 21–44–8
74 T March 16, 1988 3–3 OT @ Los Angeles Kings (1987–88) 21–44–9
75 W March 18, 1988 5–3 Los Angeles Kings (1987–88) 22–44–9
76 W March 22, 1988 5–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1987–88) 23–44–9
77 W March 25, 1988 3–2 Chicago Blackhawks (1987–88) 24–44–9
78 L March 26, 1988 1–6 @ Calgary Flames (1987–88) 24–45–9
79 L March 29, 1988 2–3 Winnipeg Jets (1987–88) 24–46–9
80 W April 1, 1988 6–1 Minnesota North Stars (1987–88) 25–46–9

Playoffs[edit]

Did not qualify for the second season in a row.

Player statistics[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Tony Tanti 73 40 37 77 -1 90
Greg Adams 80 36 40 76 -24 30
Barry Pederson 76 19 52 71 2 92
Petri Skriko 73 30 34 64 -12 32
Stan Smyl 57 12 25 37 -5 110

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

8 Greg Adams C

32 Jim Agnew D

21 Peter Bakovic RW

4 Jim Benning D

18 Ken Berry RW

27 Randy Boyd D

10 Brian Bradley C

35 Richard Brodeur G

25 David Bruce RW

5 Garth Butcher D

30 Frank Caprice G

21 Craig Coxe C

16 Dan Hodgson C

2 Willie Huber D

2 Ian Kidd D

28 Jean-Marc Lanthier RW

17 Paul Lawless LW

28 John LeBlanc LW

3 Doug Lidster D

22 Dave Lowry LW

34 Brett MacDonald D

1 Kirk McLean G

24 Larry Melnyk D

17 Rob Murphy C

7 Barry Pederson C

24 Michel Petit D

6 Dave Richter D

17 Jeff Rohlicek LW

19 Jim Sandlak RW

33 David Saunders LW

26 Petri Skriko LW

12 Stan Smyl RW

29 Daryl Stanley D

10 Ron Stern RW

14 Raimo Summanen LW

15 Rich Sutter RW

20 Steve Tambellini LW

9 Tony Tanti RW

34 Claude Vilgrain LW

14-17 Doug Wickenheiser C

23 Dan Woodley C

Draft picks[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 153. ISBN 9781894801225. 

External links[edit]