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Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson, front left, of Sweden, and Seattle Kraken’s Yanni Gourde vie for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, Feb. 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Tyler Motte notches 2 points as Vancouver Canucks dump Seattle Kraken 5-2

Goalie Thatcher Demko stops 25 of 27 shots for B.C. squad

Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson, front left, of Sweden, and Seattle Kraken’s Yanni Gourde vie for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, Feb. 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks’ Tyler Myers, left, checks Anaheim Ducks’ Trevor Zegras during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, February 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks’ Tyler Myers, left, checks Anaheim Ducks’ Trevor Zegras during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, February 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko (35) makes a save against San Jose Sharks centre Tomas Hertl (48) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)

J.T. Miller nets OT winner as Canucks earn 5-4 victory over San Jose Sharks

Quinn Hughes comes off COVID list to tally two points for Vancouver

Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko (35) makes a save against San Jose Sharks centre Tomas Hertl (48) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)
Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko (35) and Toronto Maple Leafs’ Rasmus Sandin (38), of Sweden, watch the puck after Demko made the save during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, February 12, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Thatcher Demko makes 51 saves as Canucks trip visiting Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2

Miller, Boeser have two points apiece to lead Vancouver attack

Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko (35) and Toronto Maple Leafs’ Rasmus Sandin (38), of Sweden, watch the puck after Demko made the save during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, February 12, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
New Montreal Canadiens interim head coach Martin St. Louis speaks to the media alongside in Brossard, Que., Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022. In his introductory press conference Thursday morning, the Stanley Cup champion admitted that becoming a head coach was something he was preparing for a decade. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

St. Louis looking to prove doubters wrong yet again as Canadiens interim coach

Despite lack of experience, former Stanley Cup champ says he’s prepared for a decade to be head coach

New Montreal Canadiens interim head coach Martin St. Louis speaks to the media alongside in Brossard, Que., Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022. In his introductory press conference Thursday morning, the Stanley Cup champion admitted that becoming a head coach was something he was preparing for a decade. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Edmonton Oilers’ head coach Dave Tippett is honoured for his 600th win while taking on the Calgary Flames during first period NHL action in Edmonton on Saturday, February 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Struggling Edmonton Oilers fire head coach Dave Tippett

After a good start, team now sits 5 points out of a wild-card playoff spot

Edmonton Oilers’ head coach Dave Tippett is honoured for his 600th win while taking on the Calgary Flames during first period NHL action in Edmonton on Saturday, February 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Cammi Granato poses with her new book, “I Can Play Too,” Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, in Seattle. For years, Hockey Hall of Famer Granato was asked to write a book about her experience in becoming one of the finest women’s hockey players of all time. She finally has, but on her own terms and with a specific audience in mind: kids. And while her book is based around hockey and her personal experiences, Granato is hoping the message can resonate beyond the ice. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Vancouver Canucks name Hall of Famer Cammi Granato as an assistant GM

U.S. hockey legend latest executive added as team continues massive off-ice makeover

Cammi Granato poses with her new book, “I Can Play Too,” Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, in Seattle. For years, Hockey Hall of Famer Granato was asked to write a book about her experience in becoming one of the finest women’s hockey players of all time. She finally has, but on her own terms and with a specific audience in mind: kids. And while her book is based around hockey and her personal experiences, Granato is hoping the message can resonate beyond the ice. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Vancouver Canucks’ Luke Schenn (2) loses his helmet as he and New York Islanders’ Ross Johnston (32) fight during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks’ Luke Schenn (2) loses his helmet as he and New York Islanders’ Ross Johnston (32) fight during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko, bottom right, stops Arizona Coyotes’ Antoine Roussel (26), of France, as Vancouver’s Kyle Burroughs (44) covers the net during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, February 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

J.T. Miller collects 400th career point as Canucks dump Arizona Coyotes 5-1

Demko makes 35 saves as Vancouver returns from all-star break with win

Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko, bottom right, stops Arizona Coyotes’ Antoine Roussel (26), of France, as Vancouver’s Kyle Burroughs (44) covers the net during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, February 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Nashville Predators centre Matt Duchene (95) chases the puck as he is defended by Vancouver Canucks defenceman Oliver Ekman-Larsson (23) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
Nashville Predators centre Matt Duchene (95) chases the puck as he is defended by Vancouver Canucks defenceman Oliver Ekman-Larsson (23) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
Vancouver Canucks’ Alex Chiasson, left, celebrates his goal with Justin Dowling during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks, Monday, Jan. 31, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Halak makes 20 saves, Boeser scores as Canucks top Chicago Blackhawks 3-1

New Vancouver GM Patrick Allvin joins team in the Windy City

Vancouver Canucks’ Alex Chiasson, left, celebrates his goal with Justin Dowling during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks, Monday, Jan. 31, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko, right, looks on as Calgary Flames’ Johnny Gaudreau shoots wide of the net during second period NHL hockey action in Calgary, Alta., Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Gaudreau nets OT winner, Markstrom earns shutout as Flames blank Canucks 1-0

Vancouver captain Horvat returns after missing five games in COVID protocol

Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko, right, looks on as Calgary Flames’ Johnny Gaudreau shoots wide of the net during second period NHL hockey action in Calgary, Alta., Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
New addition to the Edmonton Oilers Evander Kane speaks to media in Edmonton, Friday, Jan. 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Kane asks fans to keep an open mind as controversial forward joins Oilers

Kane declared bankruptcy in 2021, with more than US$26 million in debts

New addition to the Edmonton Oilers Evander Kane speaks to media in Edmonton, Friday, Jan. 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Winnipeg Jets’ Pierre-Luc Dubois (80) looks to tip the puck past Vancouver Canucks goaltender Spencer Martin (30) as J.T. Miller (9) defends during first period NHL action in Winnipeg on Thursday, January 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

J.T. Miller nets hat trick as Canucks snap skid with a 5-1 victory over Jets

Spencer Martin makes 33 saves for Vancouver to record first career victory

Winnipeg Jets’ Pierre-Luc Dubois (80) looks to tip the puck past Vancouver Canucks goaltender Spencer Martin (30) as J.T. Miller (9) defends during first period NHL action in Winnipeg on Thursday, January 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
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
Vancouver Canucks’ Brad Hunt, right, checks Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, January 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks’ Brad Hunt, right, checks Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, January 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Emilie Castonguay, a former player agent who played four years of hockey at Niagara University, is the first woman to be hired by the Vancouver Canucks as an assistant general manager. (Vancouver Canucks)

Vancouver Canucks hire first female assistant GM in their history

Castonguay will play a lead role in player contracts and negotiations

Emilie Castonguay, a former player agent who played four years of hockey at Niagara University, is the first woman to be hired by the Vancouver Canucks as an assistant general manager. (Vancouver Canucks)
St. Louis Blues’ Robert Bortuzzo, back, checks Vancouver Canucks’ Matthew Highmore during second period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Faulk has 2 points as visiting St. Louis Blues trip short-handed Canucks 3-1

Vancouver club has 6 players and 2 assistant coaches in NHL’s COVID-19 protocol

St. Louis Blues’ Robert Bortuzzo, back, checks Vancouver Canucks’ Matthew Highmore during second period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Penticton Vees’ Luc Wilson completed his three-point night, adding a goal on the powerplay to extend the Vees lead to 5-3 in the third in home ice hockey action against the Victoria Grizzlies in a game in November, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

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Penticton Vees’ Luc Wilson completed his three-point night, adding a goal on the powerplay to extend the Vees lead to 5-3 in the third in home ice hockey action against the Victoria Grizzlies in a game in November, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Vancouver Canucks’ Luke Schenn (2) checks Florida Panthers’ Ryan Lomberg (94) in front of Vancouver goalie Spencer Martin (30) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Friday, January 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Barkov nets winner as Florida Panthers edge Canucks 2-1 in a shootout

Goalie Spencer Martin makes 33 saves in Vancouver debut

Vancouver Canucks’ Luke Schenn (2) checks Florida Panthers’ Ryan Lomberg (94) in front of Vancouver goalie Spencer Martin (30) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Friday, January 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck