1998–99 Vancouver Canucks season

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1998–99 Vancouver Canucks
Division 4th Northwest
Conference 13th Western
1998–99 record 23–47–12
Home record 14–21–6
Road record 9–26–6
Goals for 192
Goals against 258
Team information
General Manager Brian Burke
Coach Mike Keenan
Captain Mark Messier
Alternate captains Bryan McCabe
Mattias Ohlund
Arena General Motors Place
Average attendance 15,806[1]
Team leaders
Goals Markus Naslund (36)
Assists Mark Messier (35)
Points Markus Naslund (66)
Penalties in minutes Donald Brashear (209)
Plus/minus (+): Bret Hedican (+7)
(−): Donald Brashear (−25)
Wins Garth Snow (20)
Goals against average Garth Snow (2.93)

Off-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

The Canucks led the league in power-play opportunities against, with 450, and short-handed goals, with 17.[2]

Final standings[edit]

Northwest Division
R CR GP W L T GF GA PIM Pts
1 2 Colorado Avalanche 82 44 28 10 239 205 1619 98
2 8 Edmonton Oilers 82 33 37 12 230 226 1373 78
3 9 Calgary Flames 82 30 40 12 211 234 1389 72
4 13 Vancouver Canucks 82 23 47 12 192 258 1764 58

[3]

Western Conference[4]
R Div GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 p – Dallas Stars PAC 82 51 19 12 236 168 114
2 y – Colorado Avalanche NW 82 44 28 10 239 205 98
3 y – Detroit Red Wings CEN 82 43 32 7 245 202 93
4 Phoenix Coyotes PAC 82 39 31 12 205 197 90
5 St. Louis Blues CEN 82 37 32 13 237 209 87
6 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim PAC 82 35 34 13 215 206 83
7 San Jose Sharks PAC 82 31 33 18 196 191 80
8 Edmonton Oilers NW 82 33 37 12 230 226 78
9 Calgary Flames NW 82 30 40 12 211 234 72
10 Chicago Blackhawks CEN 82 29 41 12 202 248 70
11 Los Angeles Kings PAC 82 32 45 5 189 222 69
12 Nashville Predators CEN 82 28 47 7 190 261 63
13 Vancouver Canucks NW 82 23 47 12 192 258 58

Divisions: CEN – Central, PAC – Pacific, NW – Northwest

bold – Qualified for playoffs; p – Won Presidents' Trophy; y – Won division


Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 12, 1998 4–2 Los Angeles Kings (1998–99) 1–0–0
2 L October 14, 1998 1–4 Edmonton Oilers (1998–99) 1–1–0
3 W October 17, 1998 4–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1998–99) 2–1–0
4 L October 20, 1998 1–3 @ Carolina Hurricanes (1998–99) 2–2–0
5 W October 21, 1998 2–1 @ Washington Capitals (1998–99) 3–2–0
6 W October 23, 1998 5–0 @ Florida Panthers (1998–99) 4–2–0
7 L October 25, 1998 2–3 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1998–99) 4–3–0
8 L October 27, 1998 4–5 @ Nashville Predators (1998–99) 4–4–0
9 T October 30, 1998 2–2 OT Pittsburgh Penguins (1998–99) 4–4–1
10 W November 1, 1998 4–1 Washington Capitals (1998–99) 5–4–1
11 L November 2, 1998 3–5 @ Edmonton Oilers (1998–99) 5–5–1
12 W November 7, 1998 5–3 Nashville Predators (1998–99) 6–5–1
13 L November 9, 1998 3–4 Los Angeles Kings (1998–99) 6–6–1
14 W November 12, 1998 4–3 @ Calgary Flames (1998–99) 7–6–1
15 W November 13, 1998 5–2 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1998–99) 8–6–1
16 L November 15, 1998 1–2 Colorado Avalanche (1998–99) 8–7–1
17 L November 18, 1998 2–4 @ Phoenix Coyotes (1998–99) 8–8–1
18 W November 19, 1998 5–0 @ Colorado Avalanche (1998–99) 9–8–1
19 L November 21, 1998 2–4 Detroit Red Wings (1998–99) 9–9–1
20 L November 23, 1998 3–4 @ Ottawa Senators (1998–99) 9–10–1
21 L November 25, 1998 1–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1998–99) 9–11–1
22 L November 27, 1998 1–7 @ Detroit Red Wings (1998–99) 9–12–1
23 L November 29, 1998 2–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1998–99) 9–13–1
24 T December 1, 1998 1–1 OT @ Boston Bruins (1998–99) 9–13–2
25 W December 4, 1998 4–1 Dallas Stars (1998–99) 10–13–2
26 T December 6, 1998 3–3 OT Phoenix Coyotes (1998–99) 10–13–3
27 T December 9, 1998 4–4 OT @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1998–99) 10–13–4
28 L December 12, 1998 0–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1998–99) 10–14–4
29 W December 17, 1998 2–1 Colorado Avalanche (1998–99) 11–14–4
30 L December 19, 1998 4–6 Nashville Predators (1998–99) 11–15–4
31 W December 22, 1998 5–3 @ Calgary Flames (1998–99) 12–15–4
32 W December 23, 1998 5–2 Calgary Flames (1998–99) 13–15–4
33 L December 26, 1998 0–2 @ San Jose Sharks (1998–99) 13–16–4
34 L December 27, 1998 0–3 @ Edmonton Oilers (1998–99) 13–17–4
35 L December 29, 1998 2–4 Colorado Avalanche (1998–99) 13–18–4
36 L December 31, 1998 2–6 Philadelphia Flyers (1998–99) 13–19–4
37 L January 2, 1999 1–2 Montreal Canadiens (1998–99) 13–20–4
38 L January 4, 1999 0–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1998–99) 13–21–4
39 L January 6, 1999 4–6 @ Dallas Stars (1998–99) 13–22–4
40 T January 8, 1999 1–1 OT Florida Panthers (1998–99) 13–22–5
41 W January 10, 1999 2–0 Dallas Stars (1998–99) 14–22–5
42 L January 14, 1999 1–3 Edmonton Oilers (1998–99) 14–23–5
43 T January 16, 1999 2–2 OT Detroit Red Wings (1998–99) 14–23–6
44 W January 18, 1999 5–3 @ Dallas Stars (1998–99) 15–23–6
45 L January 19, 1999 1–4 @ Nashville Predators (1998–99) 15–24–6
46 L January 28, 1999 2–4 St. Louis Blues (1998–99) 15–25–6
47 W January 30, 1999 3–2 Chicago Blackhawks (1998–99) 16–25–6
48 L February 1, 1999 0–1 Ottawa Senators (1998–99) 16–26–6
49 L February 3, 1999 1–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1998–99) 16–27–6
50 L February 4, 1999 4–8 @ New York Rangers (1998–99) 16–28–6
51 T February 7, 1999 3–3 OT @ New York Islanders (1998–99) 16–28–7
52 W February 9, 1999 4–3 @ New Jersey Devils (1998–99) 17–28–7
53 L February 11, 1999 5–6 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1998–99) 17–29–7
54 W February 13, 1999 3–1 Boston Bruins (1998–99) 18–29–7
55 L February 15, 1999 1–8 @ St. Louis Blues (1998–99) 18–30–7
56 L February 17, 1999 0–4 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1998–99) 18–31–7
57 L February 20, 1999 1–5 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1998–99) 18–32–7
58 T February 23, 1999 4–4 OT @ Colorado Avalanche (1998–99) 18–32–8
59 T February 24, 1999 1–1 OT @ San Jose Sharks (1998–99) 18–32–9
60 W February 26, 1999 1–0 Carolina Hurricanes (1998–99) 19–32–9
61 L February 28, 1999 0–2 Buffalo Sabres (1998–99) 19–33–9
62 L March 3, 1999 3–4 San Jose Sharks (1998–99) 19–34–9
63 L March 5, 1999 1–5 Calgary Flames (1998–99) 19–35–9
64 T March 7, 1999 2–2 OT Chicago Blackhawks (1998–99) 19–35–10
65 T March 10, 1999 4–4 OT @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1998–99) 19–35–11
66 W March 11, 1999 3–0 @ Phoenix Coyotes (1998–99) 20–35–11
67 L March 13, 1999 1–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1998–99) 20–36–11
68 L March 15, 1999 1–2 New Jersey Devils (1998–99) 20–37–11
69 L March 19, 1999 1–3 New York Islanders (1998–99) 20–38–11
70 L March 20, 1999 3–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (1998–99) 20–39–11
71 L March 24, 1999 2–5 @ Colorado Avalanche (1998–99) 20–40–11
72 L March 25, 1999 1–4 St. Louis Blues (1998–99) 20–41–11
73 W March 27, 1999 5–1 Montreal Canadiens (1998–99) 21–41–11
74 W March 29, 1999 1–0 Phoenix Coyotes (1998–99) 22–41–11
75 L March 31, 1999 5–6 Toronto Maple Leafs (1998–99) 22–42–11
76 L April 2, 1999 0–7 San Jose Sharks (1998–99) 22–43–11
77 L April 3, 1999 2–5 @ San Jose Sharks (1998–99) 22–44–11
78 L April 5, 1999 1–2 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1998–99) 22–45–11
79 L April 7, 1999 1–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (1998–99) 22–46–11
80 T April 10, 1999 1–1 OT Edmonton Oilers (1998–99) 22–46–12
81 W April 12, 1999 2–0 @ Calgary Flames (1998–99) 23–46–12
82 L April 14, 1999 4–5 Calgary Flames (1998–99) 23–47–12

Player statistics[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

October 19, 1998 To Vancouver Canucks
Trent Klatt
To Philadelphia Flyers
6th round pick in 2000 (Jeff Dwyer)
January 18, 1999 To Vancouver Canucks
Ed Jovanovski
Dave Gagner
Mike Brown
rights to Kevin Weekes
1st round pick in 2000 (Nathan Smith)
To Florida Panthers
Pavel Bure
Bret Hedican
the rights to Brad Ference
3rd round pick in 2000 (Robert Fried)
March 8, 1999 To Vancouver Canucks
future considerations
To Phoenix Coyotes
Jamie Huscroft

Draft picks[edit]

Vancouver's picks at the 1998 NHL Entry Draft in Buffalo, New York.

Round # Player Nationality NHL Team College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 4 Bryan Allen (D)  Canada Vancouver Canucks Oshawa Generals (OHL)
2 31 Artem Chubarov (C)  Russia Vancouver Canucks Dynamo Moscow (Russia)
3 68 Jarkko Ruutu (W)  Finland Vancouver Canucks (from New York Islanders) HIFK (Finland)
3 81 Justin Morrison (RW)  United States Vancouver Canucks (from Philadelphia Flyers) Colorado College (WCHA)
4 90 Regan Darby (D)  Canada Vancouver Canucks Tri-City Americans (WHL)
5 136 David Ytfeldt (D)  Sweden Vancouver Canucks Leksands IF (Sweden)
5 140 Rick Bertran (D)  Canada Vancouver Canucks Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
6 149 Paul Cabana (W)  Canada Vancouver Canucks Fort McMurray Oil Barons (AJHL)
7 177 Vince Malts (RW)  Canada Vancouver Canucks Hull Olympiques (QMJHL)
8 204 Craig Mischler (C)  United States Vancouver Canucks (from Boston Bruins) Northeastern University (Hockey East)
8 219 Curtis Valentine (LW)  Canada Vancouver Canucks Bowling Green University (CCHA)
9 232 Jason Metcalfe (D)  Canada Vancouver Canucks London Knights (OHL)

Farm teams[edit]

Syracuse Crunch (AHL)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Diamond, Dan, ed. (2000). Total Hockey. Kingston, New York: Total Sports. ISBN 1-892129-85-X. 
  • Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Toronto, ON: Dan Diamond & Associates. ISBN 978-1-894801-22-5. 
  • Dryden, Steve, ed. (2000). Century of hockey. Toronto, ON: McClelland & Stewart Ltd. ISBN 0-7710-4179-9. 
  • Fischler, Stan; Fischler, Shirley; Hughes, Morgan; Romain, Joseph; Duplacey, James (2003). The Hockey Chronicle: Year-by-Year History of the National Hockey League. Lincolnwood, Illinois: Publications International Inc. ISBN 0-7853-9624-1. 
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