2007–08 Vancouver Canucks season

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2007–08 Vancouver Canucks
Division 5th Northwest
Conference 11th Western
2007–08 record 39–33–10
Home record 21–15–5
Road record 18–18–5
Goals for 212
Goals against 208
Team information
General Manager Dave Nonis
Coach Alain Vigneault
Captain Markus Naslund
Alternate captains Trevor Linden
Brendan Morrison
Arena General Motors Place
Average attendance 18,630 (100%)
Team leaders
Goals Daniel Sedin (29)
Assists Henrik Sedin (61)
Points Henrik Sedin (76)
Penalties in minutes Alexandre Burrows (179)
Plus/minus Alexandre Burrows (+11)
Wins Roberto Luongo (35)
Goals against average Roberto Luongo (2.38)
<2006–07 2008–09>

The 2007–08 Vancouver Canucks season was the Canucks' 38th season in the National Hockey League.

Standings[edit]

Divisional standings[edit]

Northwest Division
GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 y – Minnesota Wild 82 44 28 10 223 218 98
2 Colorado Avalanche 82 44 31 7 231 219 95
3 Calgary Flames 82 42 30 10 229 227 94
4 Edmonton Oilers 82 41 35 6 235 251 88
5 Vancouver Canucks 82 39 33 10 213 215 88

Conference standings[edit]

Western Conference
R Div GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 p – Detroit Red Wings CE 82 54 21 7 257 184 115
2 y – San Jose Sharks PA 82 49 23 10 222 193 108
3 y – Minnesota Wild NW 82 44 28 10 223 218 98
4 Anaheim Ducks PA 82 47 27 8 205 191 102
5 Dallas Stars PA 82 45 30 7 242 207 97
6 Colorado Avalanche NW 82 44 31 7 231 219 95
7 Calgary Flames NW 82 42 30 10 229 227 94
8 Nashville Predators CE 82 41 32 9 230 229 91
8.5
9 Edmonton Oilers NW 82 41 35 6 235 251 88
10 Chicago Blackhawks CE 82 40 34 8 239 235 88
11 Vancouver Canucks NW 82 39 33 10 213 215 88
12 Phoenix Coyotes PA 82 38 37 7 214 231 83
13 Columbus Blue Jackets CE 82 34 36 12 193 218 80
14 St. Louis Blues CE 82 33 36 13 205 237 79
15 Los Angeles Kings PA 82 32 43 7 231 266 71

Divisions: PA – Pacific, CE – Central, NW – Northwest
bold – qualified for playoffs, y – division winner, pPresidents' Trophy winner


Schedule and results[edit]

Regular season[edit]

2007–08 Game log

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

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[edit]

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

Regular season
Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Sedin, HenrikHenrik Sedin 82 15 61 76 +6 56
Sedin, DanielDaniel Sedin 82 29 45 74 +6 50
Naslund, MarkusMarkus Naslund 82 25 30 55 -7 46
Kesler, RyanRyan Kesler 80 21 16 37 +1 79
Pyatt, TaylorTaylor Pyatt 79 16 21 37 +9 60
Burrows, AlexandreAlexandre Burrows 82 12 19 31 +11 179
Morrison, BrendanBrendan Morrison 39 9 16 25 -3 18
Salo, SamiSami Salo 63 8 17 25 +8 38
Ohlund, MattiasMattias Ohlund 53 9 15 24 -1 79
Raymond, MasonMason Raymond 49 9 12 21 +1 2
Edler, AlexanderAlexander Edler 75 8 12 20 +6 42
Cooke, MattMatt Cooke 61 7 9 16 -4 64
Shannon, RyanRyan Shannon 27 5 8 13 -1 24
Linden, TrevorTrevor Linden 59 7 5 12 0 15
Bieksa, KevinKevin Bieksa 34 2 10 12 -11 90
Mitchell, WillieWillie Mitchell 72 2 10 12 +6 81
Isbister, BradBrad Isbister 55 6 5 11 -4 38
Ritchie, ByronByron Ritchie 71 3 8 11 -10 80
Krajicek, LukasLukas Krajicek 39 2 9 11 -3 36
Miller, AaronAaron Miller 57 1 8 9 -1 32
Pettinger, MattMatt Pettinger 20 4 2 6 0 11
Jaffray, JasonJason Jaffray 19 2 4 6 +4 19
Rypien, RickRick Rypien 22 1 2 3 -5 41
Bourdon, LucLuc Bourdon 27 2 0 2 +7 20
Beech, KrisKris Beech 4 1 1 2 +1 0
Brown, MikeMike Brown 19 1 0 1 -2 55
Cowan, JeffJeff Cowan 46 0 1 1 -5 110
Weaver, MikeMike Weaver 55 0 1 1 +1 33
Fitzgerald, ZackZack Fitzgerald 1 0 0 0 0 0
Hansen, JannikJannik Hansen 5 0 0 0 0 2
McIver, NathanNathan McIver 17 0 0 0 -8 52

Goaltenders[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played; TOI = Time on ice; W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime/Shootout Losses; GA = Goals Against; SO = Shutouts; SV% = Save Percentage; GAA = Goals Against Average; G = Goals; A = Assists; PIM = Penalty minutes

Regular season
Player GP TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV Sv% SO G A PIM
Luongo, RobertoRoberto Luongo 73 4233 35 29 9 168 2.38 2029 1861 .917 6 0 3 4
Sanford, CurtisCurtis Sanford 16 679 4 3 1 32 2.83 313 281 .898 0 0 1 2
MacIntyre, DrewDrew MacIntyre 2 61 0 1 0 3 2.95 22 19 .864 0 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Vancouver. Stats reflect time with the Canucks only.
Denotes player no longer with the team. Stats reflect time with Canucks only.

Awards and records[edit]

2008 Canuck Awards Winners[edit]

Markus Naslund[edit]

  • Recorded his 500th career point as Canuck captain on October 26, 2007 at Washington.
  • Recorded his 11th career NHL hat trick on November 21, 2007, at Minnesota. With the hat trick Naslund is tied with Tony Tanti for the most hat tricks by a Canuck player with 10.
  • Recorded a four game point streak November 16–21, scoring 6–2–8.
  • Recorded an assist on December 5, 2007, at Chicago to become the all-time franchise leader with 725 points.
  • Surpassed 800 career NHL points on December 27, 2007, vs. Calgary.
  • Played in his 1,000th career NHL game on January 17, 2008, at Detroit.

Roberto Luongo[edit]

  • Made 26 saves and established a club record by registering his third consecutive shutout on November 29, 2007, vs. Columbus.
  • Was named the NHL's Second Star for November 2007, posting an 8–2–2 record, 1.56 GAA, .940 save percentage and four shutouts.
  • Was named the NHL's first star of the week on December 3, 2007, after he posted a 2–1–0 record with a 0.67 goals-against average, a .976 save percentage and two shutouts from November 28-December 2.

Trevor Linden[edit]

  • Recorded his 412th career Canuck assist on November 8, 2007 at Calgary to become the all-time franchise assists leader. Linden surpassed the previous record of 411 that was held by Stan Smyl.
  • Played in his 1,100th game in a Canucks uniform on December 5, 2007 at Chicago.

Henrik Sedin[edit]

  • Played in his 500th career NHL and Canuck game on November 16, 2007 vs. Minnesota.

Brendan Morrison[edit]

  • Recorded his 300th career assist on October 6, 2007 at Calgary.
  • Sustained a wrist injury, which ended his current NHL Ironman streak at 542 games. His franchise leading Ironman streak stopped at 534 games on December 12, 2007.

Mattias Ohlund[edit]

  • Recorded his 200th career NHL and Canuck assist on November 3, 2007 at Colorado.
  • Scored a goal on December 15, 2007 at Edmonton to surpass Jyrki Lumme to become the all-time leader in goal scoring by a Canucks defenceman with 84 career goals.
Others[edit]
  • Jason Jaffray recorded his first career goal and assist in his NHL debut and was named third star of the game on December 12, 2007 at Anaheim.
  • Matt Cooke recorded an assist to earn his 200th career NHL and Canuck point on February 1, 2008 at Florida.

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

June 23, 2007
To Vancouver Canucks
Ryan Shannon
To Anaheim Ducks
Jason King
Conditional pick in 2009
June 23, 2007
To Vancouver Canucks
Jim Sharrow
To Atlanta Thrashers
Jesse Schultz
August 1, 2007
To Vancouver Canucks
Zack Fitzgerald
To St. Louis Blues
Francois-Pierre Guenette
February 26, 2008
To Vancouver Canucks
Matt Pettinger
To Washington Capitals
Matt Cooke

Free agents acquired[edit]

Player Former team Contract terms
F Brad Isbister New York Rangers 1 year, $525,000
F Byron Ritchie Calgary Flames 1 year, $675,000
G Curtis Sanford St. Louis Blues 1 year, $600,000
D Aaron Miller Los Angeles Kings 1 year, $1.5 million

Free agents lost[edit]

Player New team Contract Terms
G Dany Sabourin Pittsburgh Penguins 2 years, $1.025 million
F Bryan Smolinski Montreal Canadiens 1 year, $2 million
G Wade Flaherty Chicago Blackhawks
D Prestin Ryan Chicago Blackhawks
F Nathan Smith Pittsburgh Penguins 1 year, $500,000
D Brent Sopel Chicago Blackhawks 1 year, $1.5 million
D Rory Fitzpatrick Philadelphia Flyers 1 year, $550,000

Received from Waivers[edit]

Player From
D Mike Weaver Los Angeles Kings
C Kris Beech Columbus Blue Jackets

Placed on Waivers[edit]

Player New Team
C Kris Beech Washington Capitals

Draft picks[edit]

Vancouver's picks at the 2007 NHL Entry Draft in Columbus, Ohio.[1]

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 25 Patrick White (C)  United States Tri-City Storm (USHL)
2 33 Taylor Ellington (D)  Canada Everett Silvertips (WHL)
5 145 Charles-Antoine Messier (C)  Canada Baie-Comeau Drakkar (QMJHL)
5 146 Ilya Kablukov (LW)  Russia HC CSKA Moscow (RSL)
6 176 Taylor Matson (C)  United States Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL)
7 206 Dan Gendur (RW)  Canada Everett Silvertips (WHL)

Farm teams[edit]

Manitoba Moose[edit]

AHL affiliate that is based in Winnipeg, Manitoba and their home arena is the MTS Centre. The team has been affiliated with the Vancouver Canucks since the 2000–01 AHL season.

Victoria Salmon Kings[edit]

ECHL affiliate that is based in Victoria, British Columbia and their home arena is the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The team has been affiliated with the Vancouver Canucks since the 2006–07 ECHL season.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ 2007 NHL Entry Draft Results nhl.com