2011–12 Vancouver Canucks season

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2011–12 Vancouver Canucks
Presidents' Trophy Winners
Northwest Division Champions
Division 1st Northwest
Conference 1st Western
2011–12 record 51–22–9
Home record 27–10–4
Road record 24–12–5
Goals for 249
Goals against 198
Team information
General Manager Mike Gillis
Coach Alain Vigneault
Captain Henrik Sedin
Alternate captains Kevin Bieksa
Ryan Kesler
Manny Malhotra
Daniel Sedin
Arena Rogers Arena
Average attendance 18,890 (100%)
Total: 774,490
Team leaders
Goals Daniel Sedin (30)
Assists Henrik Sedin (67)
Points Henrik Sedin (81)
Penalties in minutes Maxim Lapierre (130)
Plus/minus Dan Hamhuis (+29)
Wins Roberto Luongo (31)
Goals against average Cory Schneider (1.96)
<2010–11 2012–13>

The 2011–12 Vancouver Canucks season was the 42nd season in the modern Canucks history. The Vancouver Canucks were the defending Western conference champions and three time defending Northwest division champions. The Canucks opened the regular season against the Pittsburgh Penguins at home on October 6. Their final regular season game was held at Rogers Arena against the Edmonton Oilers on April 7, 2012. The Canucks entered the season expected to again contend for their first ever Stanley Cup. The Canucks struggled out of the gate, hovering around .500 until roughly the 20 game mark due to weak defensive play and a slow start from Roberto Luongo. The Canucks then rebounded, playing their best hockey of the season from the end of November until the beginning of January. The team dominated much like they did the season prior during this stretch, as goals came in bunches and the offense was backed up by strong goaltending from the tandem of Luongo and Cory Schneider. The peak of the Canucks' season came on January 7, 2012 in a game against the Boston Bruins, a 2011 Stanley Cup Final rematch. The Canucks prevailed 4-3 in a hard-fought playoff atmosphere, and they seemed to state to the hockey world that they would be heard from again come playoff time. The winning ways continued for the rest of the season , but the team did not play with the same heart they played with that January afternoon again. The Canucks often played down to their competition, barely beating some of the weakest teams in the league as the offense seemed to disappear. The Canucks pulled a shocking deal at the trade deadline, trading blue-chip prospect Cody Hodgson to the Buffalo Sabres for a skilled, but unproven prospect Zack Kassian. While Kassian should eventually emerge as a solid NHLer, this deal was probably pulled too soon as the offensive mojo disappeared but the team was lucky to have outstanding goaltending that led them to their second consecutive Presidents' Trophy on the final day of the regular season when they defeated the Edmonton Oilers. Despite entering the playoffs as the top seed, the Canucks were eliminated in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs in five games by the Los Angeles Kings.

Offseason[edit]

NHL Entry Draft[edit]

Nicklas Jensen on stage after being selected 29th overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft
Main article: 2011 NHL Entry Draft

The 2011 NHL Entry Draft was held June 24–25, 2011 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. The Canucks selected eight players including Nicklas Jensen with their first-round draft choice, 29th overall. On day two of the entry draft the Vancouver Canucks traded their second-round draft choice to the Minnesota Wild for two picks in later rounds. In total, Vancouver selected eight players including David Honzik, Alexandre Grenier, Joseph LaBate, Ludwig Blomstrand, Frank Corrado, Pathrik Westerholm and Henrik Tommernes.

Minor League affiliations[edit]

On June 21, 2011, True North Sports & Entertainment, the owners of the Manitoba Moose received Board of Governors approval to purchase and re-locate the Atlanta Thrashers. The Thrashers moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba to replace the Manitoba Moose. The Moose announced that they were moving to St. John's and would become the AHL affiliate of the Winnipeg Jets. As a result, the Canucks were left without an affiliate temporarily. On June 27, 2011 the Vancouver Canucks signed a two-year affiliation agreement with the Chicago Wolves.[1] The Vancouver Canucks announced that Craig MacTavish would be the new coach for the Wolves on August 1 after Claude Noel, who coached the Manitoba Moose during the 2010–11 season, was hired by the Jets.[2]

In addition, on April 8, 2011 it was announced that the Chilliwack Bruins of the Western Hockey League would be moving their franchise to Victoria, British Columbia.[3] The sale of the Chilliwack Bruins to RG Properties was completed and made official on April 20 by the WHL.[4] The Victoria Royals will replace the Victoria Salmon Kings and begin play in the 2011–12 WHL season. RG Properties, who also owned the Victoria Salmon Kings, opted to fold the Salmon Kings franchise at the conclusion of the 2010–11 ECHL season.[5] As a result, the Canucks were left without an ECHL minor league affiliate. The Salmon Kings spent five years as the ECHL affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks.

On September 22 the Vancouver Canucks announced that it had signed an ECHL affiliation agreement with the Kalamazoo Wings.[6]

Preseason[edit]

Training camp began for the rookies on September 9 and included two days of on-ice training sessions followed by a four-game Young Stars tournament featuring prospects from other teams including the Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, San Jose Sharks and Winnipeg Jets. Among the players were four that were selected from the 2011 Entry Draft. Nicklas Jensen, David Honzik, Alexandre Grenier and Frank Corrado all took part in the Canucks rookie training camp and Young Stars tournament. LaBate did not participate in the camp because his college semester had begun while Blomstrand, Westerholm and Tommernes were in the midst of training camp for their own Swedish hockey clubs.

The Vancouver Canucks main training camp started on September 16. Several veteran NHL players were invited to the camp on a try-out basis. These players included Owen Nolan, Anders Eriksson, Niko Dimitrakos and Todd Fedoruk. However, none of the invites were able to secure a contract with the club.

The Canucks played a total of eight preseason games where they finished with a record of 3–5. Much of the Vancouver Canucks roster were returning members from the 2010–11 season with the exception of Ryan Kesler, Mason Raymond, Christian Ehrhoff and Raffi Torres. Both Kesler and Raymond were recovering from injuries sustained in the prior season while Ehrhoff and Torres had changed teams, through trade and free agency respectively, during the offseason.

Citing the shortened offseason due to their appearance in the Stanley Cup Finals, the Vancouver Canucks management and coaching staff decided to give a majority of the veterans rest. As a result players guaranteed roster spots in the regular season, such as Daniel and Henrik Sedin only played in two preseason games.

Regular season[edit]

Like 2010–11 the Vancouver Canucks were met with extremely high expectations for the upcoming season. They entered 2011–12 as the defending Presidents' Trophy and Western Conference Champions. It was a record setting season that saw them rank first in the league in goals per game, goals against per game and power play percentage. Both Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider were awarded the William M. Jennings Trophy for lowest goals against.

General consensus through various sports media outlets such as The Hockey News, Sports Illustrated, TSN and Sportsnet predicted that the Canucks will return to the Western Conference Finals or at least finish first in the Western Conference regular season.[7][8]

October – November[edit]

Helmet decal worn by the Vancouver Canucks team throughout the season

The Vancouver Canucks began their season on October 6 when they hosted the Pittsburgh Penguins before embarking on a four game road trip. Prior to the start of the home opener the Canucks organization held a ceremony to celebrate their 2010–11 season and to thank the police officers, firemen and volunteers who helped the city recover after the Stanley Cup riot. The game was supposed to be Sidney Crosby's third NHL game at Rogers Arena, and first hockey game since scoring the golden goal at the 2010 Winter Olympics but was unable to play as he was still recovering from a concussion. In the game, the Vancouver Canucks battled back from a 3–1 deficit but fell short in a shootout.

The club held a ceremony on October 18 prior to their game against the New York Rangers to honour the late Rick Rypien. Rypien played within the Vancouver Canucks organization for seven seasons, splitting time between the Canucks and the Manitoba Moose, before signing with the Winnipeg Jets during the summer. Rypien was found dead at his home in Crowsnest Pass, Alberta on August 15. The Canucks will also be wearing a helmet decal in honour of Rypien during the season.[9] The Canucks also ran a video tribute for former Ranger Derek Boogaard who also died during the offseason.[10]

The Canucks struggled throughout the month of October which was punctuated by a significant trade. Mikael Samuelsson and Marco Sturm were traded to the Florida Panthers on October 22, just hours after the Canucks defeated the Minnesota Wild. In return, the Canucks acquired a third-round draft pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft and forwards David Booth and Steven Reinprecht. The month ended with a match up against the Washington Capitals that saw the Canucks prevail by a final score of 7–4. Alex Edler, Maxim Lapierre and Chris Higgins all registered two goals for Vancouver while Alexander Ovechkin also scored a pair of goals for Washington.

The month of November opened with a six game road trip beginning in Calgary. The Canucks won the game by a score of 5–1 that saw Daniel Sedin score his 254th goal of his career to tie Pavel Bure for fourth all-time in Canucks goal scoring. However, the Canucks continued to battle inconsistency and were unable to sustain any momentum through the first two-thirds of the month where they compiled a record of 4–4 capped by a blowout loss to rival Chicago. The Canucks, led by Cory Schneider who originally replaced an injured Roberto Luongo, finished the month with five consecutive victories that included back-to-back shutouts for Schneider. During the winning streak head coach Alain Vigneault became the team's winningest coach when the team defeated Colorado on November 23.[11]

Standings[edit]

Divisional standings[edit]

Northwest Division[12]
GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 p – Vancouver Canucks 82 51 22 9 43 249 198 111
2 Calgary Flames 82 37 29 16 34 202 227 90
3 Colorado Avalanche 82 41 35 6 32 208 220 88
4 Minnesota Wild 82 35 36 11 24 177 226 81
5 Edmonton Oilers 82 32 40 10 27 212 239 74

Conference standings[edit]

Western Conference[13]
R Div GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 p – Vancouver Canucks NW 82 51 22 9 43 249 198 111
2 y – St. Louis Blues CE 82 49 22 11 45 210 165 109
3 y – Phoenix Coyotes PA 82 42 27 13 36 216 204 97
4 Nashville Predators CE 82 48 26 8 43 237 210 104
5 Detroit Red Wings CE 82 48 28 6 39 248 203 102
6 Chicago Blackhawks CE 82 45 26 11 38 248 238 101
7 San Jose Sharks PA 82 43 29 10 34 228 210 96
8 Los Angeles Kings PA 82 40 27 15 34 194 179 95
8.5
9 Calgary Flames NW 82 37 29 16 34 202 226 90
10 Dallas Stars PA 82 42 35 5 35 211 222 89
11 Colorado Avalanche NW 82 41 35 6 32 208 220 88
12 Minnesota Wild NW 82 35 36 11 24 177 226 81
13 Anaheim Ducks PA 82 34 36 12 31 204 231 80
14 Edmonton Oilers NW 82 32 40 10 27 212 239 74
15 Columbus Blue Jackets CE 82 29 46 7 25 202 262 65

Divisions: CE – Central, NW – Northwest, PA – Pacific

bold - qualified for playoffs, y – Won division, p – Won Presidents' Trophy (best record in NHL)


Schedule and results[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

2011–12 Game log

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

Detailed records[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

The Vancouver Canucks clinched the Presidents' Trophy for the second consecutive year, thus guaranteeing themselves home ice advantage for the duration of the playoffs. However, they were knocked out in the first round by the eventual Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings.

2012 Stanley Cup playoffs

Legend:       Win       Loss

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[edit]

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

Goaltenders[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played; GS = Game Starts; TOI = Time On Ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime Losses; GA = Goals Against; GAA= Goals Against Average; SA= Shots Against; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO= Shutouts

Regular season
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA Sv% SO
Luongo, RobertoRoberto Luongo 55 54 3162 31 14 8 127 2.41 1577 .919 5
Schneider, CoryCory Schneider 33 28 1832 20 8 1 60 1.96 885 .937 3
Playoffs
Player GP Min W L GA GAA SA Sv% SO
Schneider, CoryCory Schneider 3 183 1 2 4 1.31 101 .960 0
Luongo, RobertoRoberto Luongo 2 117 0 2 7 3.59 64 .891 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Canucks. Stats reflect time with Canucks only.
Traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with Canucks only.

Updated after game on April 7, 2012

Awards and records[edit]

Records[edit]

Regular Season
Player Record Awarded
Alain Vigneault Most franchise victories (coaching) – 247 November 23, 2011
Roberto Luongo Most franchise victories (goalie) – 212 January 21, 2012
Daniel Sedin Most franchise overtime goals – 10 January 31, 2012

Milestones[edit]

Regular season
Player Milestone Reached
Henrik Sedin 500th consecutive game October 6, 2011 [14]
Dale Weise 1st career goal
1st career point
October 20, 2011 [15]
Dale Weise 1st career assist October 29, 2011
Ryan Kesler 500th career game November 23, 2011 [16]
Daniel Sedin 5th career hat trick December 6, 2011 [17]
Mike Duco 1st career point
1st career assist
January 10, 2012
Alexandre Burrows 500th career game February 21, 2012

Awards[edit]

Regular Season
Player Award Awarded
Cory Schneider NHL Second Star of the Week November 28, 2011 [18]
Henrik Sedin NHL Third Star of the Month January 1, 2012 [19]
Cody Hodgson NHL Rookie of the Month February 2, 2012 [20]

Final roster[edit]

Final roster.[21]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
41 United States Alberts, AndrewAndrew Alberts D L 30 2010 Minneapolis, Minnesota
4 United States Ballard, KeithKeith Ballard D L 30 2010 Baudette, Minnesota
3 Canada Bieksa, KevinKevin Bieksa (A) D R 30 2001 Grimsby, Ontario
7 United States Booth, DavidDavid Booth LW L 27 2011 Detroit, Michigan
14 Canada Burrows, AlexandreAlexandre Burrows LW L 31 2005 Pincourt, Quebec
25 Canada Ebbett, AndrewAndrew Ebbett C L 29 2011 Vernon, British Columbia
23 Sweden Edler, AlexanderAlexander Edler D L 26 2004 Östersund, Sweden
5 Canada Gragnani, Marc-AndreMarc-Andre Gragnani D L 25 2012 Montreal, Quebec
2 Canada Hamhuis, DanDan Hamhuis D L 29 2010 Smithers, British Columbia
36 Denmark Hansen, JannikJannik Hansen RW R 26 2004 Herlev, Denmark
20 United States Higgins, ChristopherChristopher Higgins LW L 28 2011 Smithtown, New York
9 Canada Kassian, ZackZack Kassian RW R 21 2012 Kingsville, Ontario
17 United States Kesler, RyanRyan Kesler (A) C R 27 2003 Livonia, Michigan
40 Canada Lapierre, MaximMaxim Lapierre C R 27 2011 Montreal, Quebec
1 Canada Luongo, RobertoRoberto Luongo G L 33 2006 Montreal, Quebec
27 Canada Malhotra, MannyManny Malhotra (A) C L 31 2010 Mississauga, Ontario
26 Sweden Pahlsson, SamuelSamuel Pahlsson C L 34 2012 Ånge, Sweden
13 Canada Pinizzotto, SteveSteve Pinizzotto RW L 27 2011 Toronto, Ontario
21 Canada Raymond, MasonMason Raymond LW L 26 2005 Cochrane, Alberta
29 Canada Rome, AaronAaron Rome D L 28 2009 Brandon, Manitoba
6 Finland Salo, SamiSami Salo D R 37 2002 Turku, Finland
35 United States Schneider, CoryCory Schneider G L 26 2004 Marblehead, Massachusetts
22 Sweden Sedin, DanielDaniel Sedin (A) LW L 31 1999 Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
33 Sweden Sedin, HenrikHenrik Sedin (C) C L 31 1999 Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
8 Canada Tanev, ChristopherChristopher Tanev D R 22 2010 Toronto, Ontario
54 Canada Volpatti, AaronAaron Volpatti LW L 26 2010 Revelstoke, British Columbia
32 Canada Weise, DaleDale Weise RW R 23 2011 Winnipeg, Manitoba

Draft Picks[edit]

Vancouver's picks at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 29 Nicklas Jensen LW  Denmark Oshawa Generals (OHL)
3 711 David Honzik G  Czech Republic Victoriaville Tigres (QMJHL)
3 90 Alexandre Grenier RW  Canada Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
4 1011 Joseph LaBate C  United States Academy of Holy Angels (USHS-MN)
4 120 Ludwig Blomstrand LW  Sweden Djurgården J20 (Swe-Jr)
5 150 Frank Corrado D  Canada Sudbury Wolves (OHL)
6 180 Pathrik Westerholm RW  Sweden Malmö Redhawks (Swe-2)
7 210 Henrik Tommernes D  Sweden Frölunda HC (Swe)

* An additional second-round draft pick was awarded to the Montreal Canadiens as compensation for failing to sign a first-round draft choice. Therefore, all picks after have been moved down by one. The New Jersey Devils forfeit a third-round draft pick, but league protocol retains the draft pick number so that subsequent draft numbers are unaffected.
1. These picks were acquired in a trade with the Minnesota Wild that sent the Canucks 60th overall pick for the 71st and 101st overall picks.[22]

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

February 27, 2012
To Vancouver Canucks
Andrew Gordon
To Anaheim Ducks
Sebastian Erixon
[23]
February 27, 2012
To Vancouver Canucks
Zack Kassian
Marc-André Gragnani
To Buffalo Sabres
Cody Hodgson
Alexander Sulzer
February 27, 2012
To Vancouver Canucks
Samuel Pahlsson
To Columbus Blue Jackets
Taylor Ellington
4th-round pick in 2012
4th-round pick in 2012 (via NY Islanders)
[24]
October 22, 2011
To Vancouver Canucks
David Booth
Steven Reinprecht
3rd-round pick in 2013
To Florida Panthers
Marco Sturm
Mikael Samuelsson
[25]
July 9, 2011
To Vancouver Canucks
Mike Duco
To Florida Panthers
Sergei Shirokov
[26]
June 28, 2011
To Vancouver Canucks
4th-round pick in 2012
To New York Islanders
Christian Ehrhoff
[27]
June 25, 2011
To Vancouver Canucks
71st overall pick in 2011 (David Honzik)
101st overall pick 2011 (Joseph LaBate)
To Minnesota Wild
60th overall pick in 2011 (Mario Lucia)
[22]

Players signed[edit]

Date Player Contract terms
September 23, 2011 Frank Corrado 3 years, $1.83 million [28]
September 22, 2011 Nicklas Jensen 3 years, $2.775 million [29]
September 8, 2011 Victor Oreskovich 1 year, $605,000 [30]
July 28, 2011 Jannik Hansen 3 years, $4.05 million [31]
July 1, 2011 Nolan Baumgartner 1 year, $525,000 [32]
July 1, 2011 Christopher Higgins 2 years, $3.8 million [33]
July 1, 2011 Sami Salo 1 year, $2 million [34]
June 29, 2011 Andrew Alberts 2 years, $2.45 million [35]
June 27, 2011 Maxim Lapierre 2 years, $2 million [36]
June 27, 2011 Kevin Bieksa 5 years, $23 million [37]

Waivers[edit]

Acquired[edit]

Date Player Former team
October 4, 2011 Dale Weise New York Rangers [38]

Free agents signed[edit]

Player Former team Contract terms
Byron Bitz Free agent 1 year, $700,000 [39]
Alexander Sulzer Florida Panthers 1 year, $700,000 [40]
Matt Climie San Antonio Rampage (AHL) 1 year, $525,000 [41]
Steve Pinizzotto Hershey Bears (AHL) 1 year, $600,000 [42]
Andrew Ebbett Phoenix Coyotes 1 year, $525,000 [43]
Marco Sturm Washington Capitals 1 year, $2.25 million [44]
Mark Mancari Buffalo Sabres 1 year, $525,000 [45]

Free agents lost[edit]

Player New team Contract terms
Lee Sweatt Ottawa Senators 2 years, $1.3 million [46]
Jeff Tambellini ZSC Lions (NLA) 3 years [47]
Guillaume Desbiens Calgary Flames 1 year, $525,000 [48]
Rick Rypien Winnipeg Jets 1 year, $700,000 [49]
Tanner Glass Winnipeg Jets 1 year, $750,000 [50]
Alex Bolduc Phoenix Coyotes 1 year, $575,000 [51]
Raffi Torres Phoenix Coyotes 2 years, $3.5 million [52]
Sergei Shirokov CSKA Moscow 3 years [53]

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

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