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Prospect development for the Vancouver Canucks has been a hot topic recently. Research by The News has shown that the organization’s draft picks over the last six years produced fewer NHL and AHL games than all other teams in the Pacific Division. (Black Press/Canadian Press file photos)

‘Rushed’: Are the Vancouver Canucks not properly developing draft picks?

Analyzing what the NHL Draft has produced for the Canucks at the AHL and NHL level

Prospect development for the Vancouver Canucks has been a hot topic recently. Research by The News has shown that the organization’s draft picks over the last six years produced fewer NHL and AHL games than all other teams in the Pacific Division. (Black Press/Canadian Press file photos)
Vancouver Canucks head coach Bruce Boudreau smiles as he attends a news conference in Vancouver, on Dec. 6, 2021. Boudreau will return as the Canucks head coach next season after helping to turn the struggling NHL club around as a mid-season replacement. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

There it is Vancouver: Boudreau will be back to coach Canucks

Boudreau coached his 1,000th regular-season game in January

Vancouver Canucks head coach Bruce Boudreau smiles as he attends a news conference in Vancouver, on Dec. 6, 2021. Boudreau will return as the Canucks head coach next season after helping to turn the struggling NHL club around as a mid-season replacement. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Spencer Martin has signed a one-way, two-year deal with the Vancouver Canucks. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Vancouver Canucks sign Spencer Martin to one-way, two-year deal

Abbotsford Canucks starting goalie earns spot in the National Hockey League starting next season

Spencer Martin has signed a one-way, two-year deal with the Vancouver Canucks. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Vancouver Canucks’ Jake Virtanen (18) and Calgary Flames’ Josh Leivo, front right, vie for the puck as goalie Jacob Markstrom, back left, of Sweden, watches during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, February 13, 2021. A trial date has been set for a former Vancouver Canucks forward charged with sexual assault.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Trial date set for former Vancouver Canuck Jake Virtanen charged with sexual assault

Case is set to be heard by a judge and jury in B.C. Supreme Court starting on July 18

Vancouver Canucks’ Jake Virtanen (18) and Calgary Flames’ Josh Leivo, front right, vie for the puck as goalie Jacob Markstrom, back left, of Sweden, watches during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, February 13, 2021. A trial date has been set for a former Vancouver Canucks forward charged with sexual assault.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Vancouver Canucks have offered a West Kelowna man four free tickets to an April 9 game against the San Jose Sharks after an independent ticketing company denied him an almost $700 refund in January. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Vancouver Canucks offer B.C. man free tickets after refund debacle

The team reached out to Ben Orritt on Monday after he was denied a ticketing refund in January

The Vancouver Canucks have offered a West Kelowna man four free tickets to an April 9 game against the San Jose Sharks after an independent ticketing company denied him an almost $700 refund in January. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
West Kelowna resident Ben Orritt was unable to attend his first-ever Vancouver Canucks game in January because of “surprise” COVID-19 ticket cancellations. (Photo courtesy of Ben Orritt)
West Kelowna resident Ben Orritt was unable to attend his first-ever Vancouver Canucks game because of COVID-19 ticket cancellations in January. (Photo courtesy of Ben Orritt)

B.C. man denied refund on Canucks tickets after ‘surprise’ COVID-19 cancellations

Ben Orritt was hoping to take his family to Vancouver in January to attend their first game

West Kelowna resident Ben Orritt was unable to attend his first-ever Vancouver Canucks game in January because of “surprise” COVID-19 ticket cancellations. (Photo courtesy of Ben Orritt)
West Kelowna resident Ben Orritt was unable to attend his first-ever Vancouver Canucks game because of COVID-19 ticket cancellations in January. (Photo courtesy of Ben Orritt)
Calgary Flames’ Oliver Kylington, right, of Sweden, checks Vancouver Canucks’ Tyler Motte during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, March 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canucks make deadline deals with eyes on the future

Motte trade only deadline day move after moving Hamonic and adding Dermott in weekend trades

Calgary Flames’ Oliver Kylington, right, of Sweden, checks Vancouver Canucks’ Tyler Motte during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, March 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen will make his next court appearance in his sexual assault case on March 2. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen’s sexual assault case will be tried by judge and jury

First court appearance sees judge grant request by lawyer, next appearance set for March 2

Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen will make his next court appearance in his sexual assault case on March 2. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Abbotsford's Jake Virtanen has been charged with sexual assault. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Ex-Vancouver Canuck Jake Virtanen charged with sexual assault

Abbotsford hockey player charged in relation to incident on Sept. 26, 2017

Abbotsford's Jake Virtanen has been charged with sexual assault. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
The Vancouver Canucks have filled their vacant general manager position, hiring Pittsburgh Penguins assistant manger Patrik Allvin, as shown in this handout image. The three-time Stanley Cup winner becomes the 12th general manager in the franchise's history. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver Canucks name Penguins AGM Patrik Allvin general manager

Allvin won 3 Stanley Cups during his time with the Penguins over the past 16 seasons

The Vancouver Canucks have filled their vacant general manager position, hiring Pittsburgh Penguins assistant manger Patrik Allvin, as shown in this handout image. The three-time Stanley Cup winner becomes the 12th general manager in the franchise's history. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Vancouver Canucks
New Vancouver Canucks President of Hockey Operations and Interim General Manager Jim Rutherford, right, responds to questions during his first news conference since being hired by the NHL hockey team, as owner Francesco Aquilini sits with him in Vancouver, on Monday, December 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

New president Jim Rutherford embracing challenge of revamping Vancouver Canucks

‘His job is to bring a winning team, bring in a winning culture’

New Vancouver Canucks President of Hockey Operations and Interim General Manager Jim Rutherford, right, responds to questions during his first news conference since being hired by the NHL hockey team, as owner Francesco Aquilini sits with him in Vancouver, on Monday, December 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Abbotsford Canucks equipment manager Ramandeep ‘Chico’ Dhanjal (right) is the special guest on episode five of the Abbotsford Farm Podcast. (Abbotsford Canucks photo)

PODCAST: Abbotsford Canucks equipment manager Ramandeep ‘Chico’ Dhanjal shares his hockey journey

Episode five of the Abbotsford Farm Podcast showcases Canucks equipment manager Chico Dhanjal

Abbotsford Canucks equipment manager Ramandeep ‘Chico’ Dhanjal (right) is the special guest on episode five of the Abbotsford Farm Podcast. (Abbotsford Canucks photo)
Alisha Neger and Harman Aujla - the first-ever couple to get engaged at an Abbotsford Canucks game and Josh Schaefer - the voice of the Ontario Reign are the guests on episode three of the Abbotsford Farm Podcast.

PODCAST: First proposal at an Abbotsford Canucks game and Ontario Reign’s Josh Schaefer

Episode three of the Abbotsford Farm Podcast features newly engaged couple and Reign broadcaster

Alisha Neger and Harman Aujla - the first-ever couple to get engaged at an Abbotsford Canucks game and Josh Schaefer - the voice of the Ontario Reign are the guests on episode three of the Abbotsford Farm Podcast.
Travis Hamonic (right) has reported to Vancouver and will be joining the Abbotsford Canucks.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Travis Hamonic joining Abbotsford Canucks

Canucks general manager Jim Benning releases statement declaring defenseman has reported

Travis Hamonic (right) has reported to Vancouver and will be joining the Abbotsford Canucks.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Members of the Sardis Drumline on the ice at an empty Abbotsford Centre prior to Friday night’s American Hockey League game. (submitted photo)

Chilliwack’s Sardis Drumline gets season-long gig at Vancouver Canucks games

Small groups from Sardis secondary school will perform at 41 National Hockey League matches

Members of the Sardis Drumline on the ice at an empty Abbotsford Centre prior to Friday night’s American Hockey League game. (submitted photo)
The Abbotsford Farm Podcast will feature local discussion surrounding the Abbotsford Canucks American Hockey League franchise. (Chris Dickert logo design)

Local Abbotsford Canucks podcast launches first episode

The Abbotsford Farm Podcast set to drop weekly episodes covering the new AHL hockey team

The Abbotsford Farm Podcast will feature local discussion surrounding the Abbotsford Canucks American Hockey League franchise. (Chris Dickert logo design)
Abbotsford Canucks general manager Ryan Johnson’s hockey club is set to debut on Saturday (Oct. 16) in California against the Bakersfield Condors.

General manager Ryan Johnson, Abbotsford Canucks ready for arrival in B.C.

The Abbotsford Canucks debuting in California on Saturday, home debut set for Oct. 22

Abbotsford Canucks general manager Ryan Johnson’s hockey club is set to debut on Saturday (Oct. 16) in California against the Bakersfield Condors.
Abbotsford’s Noah Juulsen, shown here with the Western Hockey League’s Everett Silvertips, has been dealt to the Canucks. (File photo)

B.C.’s Noah Juulsen acquired by Canucks

Former Yale Hockey Academy and Abbotsford Minor hockey product traded to Vancouver

Abbotsford’s Noah Juulsen, shown here with the Western Hockey League’s Everett Silvertips, has been dealt to the Canucks. (File photo)
Vancouver Canucks’ Nils Höglander looks on as Edmonton Oilers’ Brendan Perlini celebrates a goal during first period NHL pre-season action in Vancouver, Saturday, October 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Oilers wrap up pre-season with win over Canucks ahead of final roster decisions

The teams will play each other again Wednesday in their NHL regular season-opening game

Vancouver Canucks’ Nils Höglander looks on as Edmonton Oilers’ Brendan Perlini celebrates a goal during first period NHL pre-season action in Vancouver, Saturday, October 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Jake Virtanen recently debuted for HC Spartak Moscow of the KHL. (Instagram photo)

Ex-Canuck Jake Virtanen playing in Russia amid sex assault lawsuit

Former Vancouver Canucks forward arrived in Russia last month to join KHL team

Jake Virtanen recently debuted for HC Spartak Moscow of the KHL. (Instagram photo)