2009–10 Vancouver Canucks season
|2009–10 Vancouver Canucks|
Northwest Division champions
|General Manager||Mike Gillis|
|Alternate captains||Ryan Kesler
|Arena||General Motors Place|
|Average attendance||18,810 (102.1%)|
|Minor league affiliate(s)||Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Victoria Salmon Kings (ECHL)
|Goals||Alexandre Burrows (35)|
|Assists||Henrik Sedin (83)|
|Points||Henrik Sedin (112)|
|Penalties in minutes||Darcy Hordichuk (142)|
|Plus/minus||(+): Daniel Sedin (+36)
Christian Ehrhoff (+36)
(−): Darcy Hordichuk (−7)
|Wins||Roberto Luongo (40)|
|Goals against average||Andrew Raycroft (2.42)|
- 1 Season events
- 2 Schedule and results
- 3 Standings
- 4 Player statistics
- 5 Awards and records
- 6 Transactions
- 7 Draft picks
- 8 Farm teams
- 9 See also
- 10 References
- 11 External links
At the 2009 NHL Entry Draft the Vancouver Canucks drafted seven players. The Canucks did not have their own seventh round draft pick as it had previously been traded to the Los Angeles Kings for Jason LaBarbera. The Canucks acquired a sixth round draft pick from the Phoenix Coyotes in return for Shaun Heshka.
However, the team lost free agent Mattias Ohlund, who signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Ohlund spent the first eleven seasons of his NHL career with the Canucks. He was offered, and signed, a seven-year contract with the Lightning worth $26.25 million, an offer which the Canucks could not match.
On September 2, General Manager Mike Gillis announced that he had re-signed starting goaltender Roberto Luongo to a 12-year contract extension worth $64 million. With Luongo being 30 years old at the time of the extension, the contract effectively ensured Luongo would be with the Canucks for the rest of his career. The deal featured a no trade clause (NTC). The NTC had two additional clauses, however: in the fifth season, Luongo will be able to request a trade, and in the seventh season, the Canucks have the option to trade Luongo without needing Luongo to waive his NTC.
On September 24, 2009, Mike Gillis signed head coach Alain Vigneault to a three-year contract extension. The extension will keep Vigneault behind the bench through the 2012–13 season. Vigneault joined the club in the 2006–07 season and led the Canucks to their two Northwest Division titles in the previous three seasons.
The 2010 Winter Olympics took place in Vancouver—the first Winter Olympics in an NHL market since the NHL began to allow its players to compete in Olympic competition. As a result, the Canucks undertook the longest road trip in NHL history, with 14 games over six weeks, from January 27 to March 13, 2010, to allow General Motors Place to be used for ice hockey during the games. GM Place was renamed "Canada Hockey Place" during the games, as the International Olympic Committee doesn't allow corporate sponorship for venues. The Canucks' former arena, Pacific Coliseum, was also a venue during the games, hosting figure skating and short track speed skating.
On March 17, 2010, the Canucks signed their first round draft pick from the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Jordan Schroeder. The deal was a standard entry-level contract for three years. The contract was for the entry-level maximum of US$900,000 per season along with a $270,000 signing bonus. However, because the contract was signed after the NHL trade deadline, Schroeder was ineligible to play for the Canucks for the remainder of the season. As a result, Schroeder signed an amateur tryout contract with the Canucks' American Hockey League affiliate, the Manitoba Moose.
The Canucks clinched a playoff berth for the second consecutive year with a shootout victory over the Anaheim Ducks on April 2. The Canucks also managed to clinch a second consecutive Northwest Division title when they defeated the Minnesota Wild in overtime on April 4. The win secured the Canucks a top three seed in the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs and home ice advantage in the first round.
On April 18, 2010, the Canucks signed their 2009 third round draft pick, Kevin Connauton. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. However, like Schroeder, Connauton was ineligible to play for the Canucks as his contract was signed after the NHL trade deadline.
The Canucks entered the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs as the third seed in the Western Conference. This was the first time the Canucks made the playoffs in consecutive seasons since the 2004–05 NHL lockout. In the first round, the Canucks defeated the Los Angeles Kings in six games. The Canucks lost the following round, the Conference Semifinals, to the Chicago Blackhawks.
Schedule and results
|2009 pre-season game log: 7–0–2 (home: 4–0–1; road: 3–0–1)|
|1||September 14||NY Islanders||1–2||Vancouver ||Schneider||1,200||1–0–0|
|3||September 18||Vancouver||6–2||San Jose||Raycroft||15,782||3–0–0|
|6||September 23||San Jose||3–4||Vancouver||SO||Luongo||18,630||6–0–0|
|2009–10 game log|
Legend: Win (2 points) Loss (0 points) Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)
|2010 Stanley Cup playoffs|
Legend: Win Loss
|1||y – Vancouver Canucks||82||49||28||5||272||222||103|
|1||z – San Jose Sharks||82||51||20||11||264||215||113|
|2||y – Chicago Blackhawks||82||52||22||8||271||209||112|
|3||y – Vancouver Canucks||82||49||28||5||272||222||103|
|5||Detroit Red Wings||82||44||24||14||229||216||102|
|6||Los Angeles Kings||82||46||27||9||241||219||101|
|9||St. Louis Blues||82||40||32||10||225||223||90|
|14||Columbus Blue Jackets||82||32||35||15||216||259||79|
bold – Qualified for playoffs; y – Won division; z – Won conference (and division)
Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes
Note: GP = Games Played; TOI = Time On Ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime Losses; GA = Goals Against; GAA= Goals Against Average; SA= Shots Against; SV= Saves; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO= Shutouts
†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.
Awards and records
|Roberto Luongo||Franchise shutouts leader, 21||October 25, 2009|
|Henrik Sedin||Franchise assists leader, 416||March 14, 2010|
|Henrik Sedin||Single season assists record, 83||March 27, 2010|
|Vancouver Canucks||Single season franchise home wins, 28||March 30, 2010|
|Henrik Sedin||Single season points record, 112||April 10, 2010|
|Sergei Shirokov||1st game||October 1, 2009|
|Guillaume Desbiens||1st game||October 11, 2009|
|Michael Grabner||1st game
|October 16, 2009|
|Michael Grabner||1st goal||October 21, 2009|
|Mario Bliznak||1st game||October 30, 2009|
|Henrik Sedin||1st career hat trick||November 14, 2009|
|Daniel Sedin||3rd career hat trick||December 10, 2009|
|Mason Raymond||1st career hat trick||December 27, 2009|
|Alexandre Burrows||2nd career hat trick||January 5, 2010|
|Alexandre Burrows||3rd career hat trick||January 7, 2010|
|Steve Bernier||300th career game||January 7, 2010|
|Kyle Wellwood||300th career game||January 7, 2010|
|Evan Oberg||1st game||January 9, 2010|
|Henrik Sedin||700th career game||January 30, 2010|
|Christian Ehrhoff||400th career game||February 11, 2010|
|Andrew Raycroft||100th career win||February 12, 2010|
|Mikael Samuelsson||1st career hat trick||March 9, 2010|
|Daniel Sedin||200th career goal||March 23, 2010|
|Daniel Sedin||700th career game||April 1, 2010|
|Michael Grabner||1st career hat trick||April 2, 2010|
|Daniel Sedin||4th career hat trick||April 10, 2010|
|Henrik Sedin||NHL Third Star of the Week||October 12, 2009|
|Daniel Sedin||NHL Second Star of the Week||December 14, 2009|
|Roberto Luongo||NHL Third Star of the Week||December 28, 2009|
|Henrik Sedin||NHL First Star of the Month||December 2009|
|Alexandre Burrows||NHL First Star of the Week||January 11, 2010|
|Henrik Sedin||NHL Second Star of the Month||January 2010|
|Mikael Samuelsson||NHL First Star of the Week||March 15, 2010|
|Henrik Sedin||NHL Third Star of the Month||March 2010|
|Christian Ehrhoff||Babe Pratt Trophy winner||April 10, 2010|
|Henrik Sedin||Cyclone Taylor Trophy winner||April 10, 2010|
|Henrik Sedin||Cyrus H. McLean Trophy winner||April 10, 2010|
|Mason Raymond||Fred J. Hume Award winner||April 10, 2010|
|Henrik Sedin||Molson Cup winner||April 10, 2010|
|Alexandre Burrows||Most Exciting Player Award winner||April 10, 2010|
|Henrik Sedin||Art Ross Trophy winner||April 11, 2010|
|Henrik Sedin||Hart Trophy winner||June 23, 2010|
|June 27, 2009
|To Vancouver Canucks----7th-round draft pick in 2009||To Phoenix Coyotes----Shaun Heshka|
|August 28, 2009
|To Vancouver Canucks----Christian Ehrhoff
|To San Jose Sharks----Daniel Rahimi
|March 3, 2010
|To Vancouver Canucks----Yan Stastny||To St. Louis Blues----Pierre-Cedric Labrie|
|March 3, 2010
|To Vancouver Canucks----Sean Zimmerman
Conditional 6th-round draft pick in 2010
|To Phoenix Coyotes----Mathieu Schneider|
|March 3, 2010
|To Vancouver Canucks----Andrew Alberts||To Carolina Hurricanes----3rd-round draft pick in 2010|
Free agents acquired
|Player||Former team||Contract terms|
|Aaron Rome||Columbus Blue Jackets||1 year, $550,000|
|Lawrence Nycholat||Colorado Avalanche||1 year, $500,000|
|Mikael Samuelsson||Detroit Red Wings||3 years, $7.5 million|
|Tanner Glass||Florida Panthers||1 year, $500,000|
|Andrew Raycroft||Colorado Avalanche||1 year, $500,000|
|Michael Funk||Buffalo Sabres||1 year|
|Mathieu Schneider||Montreal Canadiens||1 year, $1.55 million|
|Matt Pettinger||Tampa Bay Lightning||1 year, $500,000|
Free agents lost
|Player||New team||Contract terms|
|Mattias Ohlund||Tampa Bay Lightning||7 years, $26.25 million|
|Jason LaBarbera||Phoenix Coyotes||2 years, $2 million|
|Jason Krog||Atlanta Thrashers||2 years, $1.1 million|
|Jason Jaffray||Calgary Flames||2 years, $1 million|
|Mark Cullen||Chicago Blackhawks||1 year|
|Zack Fitzgerald||Carolina Hurricanes||1 year|
|Ossi Vaananen||HC Dinamo Minsk (KHL)|||
|Rob Davison||New Jersey Devils|||
|Taylor Pyatt||Phoenix Coyotes||1 year|
|Round||#||Player||Nationality||College/junior/club team (League)|
|1||22||Jordan Schroeder (C)||United States||University of Minnesota (WCHA)|
|2||53||Anton Rodin (RW)||Sweden||Brynäs IF (Swe-Jr.)|
|3||83||Kevin Connauton (D)||Canada||Western Michigan University (CCHA)|
|4||113||Jeremy Price (D)||Canada||Nepean Raiders (CJHL)|
|5||143||Peter Andersson (D)||Sweden||Frölunda HC (Swe-Jr.)|
|6||173||Joe Cannata (G)||United States||Merrimack College (Hockey East)|
|7||1871||Steven Anthony (LW)||Canada||Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL)|
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- The Victoria Salmon Kings will remain the Canucks' ECHL affiliate for the 2009–10 season.
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- Henrik Sedin named Hart Trophy winner
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