||His contribution in 1982
||Where he went after 1982
minor league rookie who filled in admirably for
other injured defensemen. Recorded 8 points
during the playoffs.
back and forth between Vancouver and their farm
team for five seasons, before finally moving to
Pittsburgh (and later Europe).
gifted offensive player who took some of the
pressure off the Gradin-Smyl line. Scored eight
goals in the playoffs.
to Detroit in January 1983 for Mark Kirton.
Retired after the 1984-85 season.
limited action during the playoffs and did not
record a point.
the NHL after the 1981-82 season to play one more
season in Sweden.
only netminder the Canucks used during the
playoffs. Posted a 2.70 goals against average and
was a contender for the Conn Smythe Trophy until
Mike Bossy came to town.
with the Canucks until the 1987-88 season when a
young netminder named Kirk McLean took his job
away. Brodeur was traded to Hartford for Steve
Weeks in March 1988.
a broken ankle in December 1982 and missed the
rest of the season.
four more seasons with the Canucks, finally
calling it quits after the 1985-86 season.
promising junior who saw some action in the
Canucks' last game of the playoffs.
another nine seasons with the Canucks before
being dealt to St. Louis in March 1991.
his only two goals of the season during one
playoff game against the Los Angeles Kings.
as a free agent by Detroit in June 1982.
Currently working for the NHL.
career minor leaguer who saw action in 14 of the
Canuck games that spring. Scored his lone goal
during the second game of the Calgary series.
another five seasons with the Canuck
organization, earning his nickname
"747" by constantly travelling between
Vancouver and their farm team. Canuck coach from
1988-89 to 2005-06.
three playoff games, but did not record a point.
two more seasons in the Canuck organization
(mostly in the minors) before moving on to
Hartford as a free agent.
the skilled players with his tough play and
three more seasons with the Canucks before
retiring after the 1984-85 season.
from a shoulder injury in time for the second
round of the playoffs.
to Quebec in February 1983 for netminder John
off his best NHL season with ten points and 98
penalty minutes in the playoffs. One of the
Canucks' most feared enforcers.
to Chicago in January 1983 for Tony Tanti.
Currently coaching in the NHL.
in the regular season, he led the team in points
during the playoffs with 19, setting several team
records along the way.
four more seasons with the Canucks before being
signed by the Boston Bruins as a free agent.
Currently works as a European scout.
out the first two games of the playoffs, then
played the rest. Scored the series winning goal
against the Chicago Black Hawks.
another five seasons on the Canuck blueline,
before being traded to Detroit in November 1986.
Brodeur's backup for the playoffs (acquired when
the Canucks traded Glen Hanlon to St. Louis).
playing three regular season games for the
Canucks during the 1981-82 season, Heinz was sent
back to the Blues that summer.
31 year old "rookie" recorded 8 points
in 12 games, despite a recurring back injury.
spent one more season with the Canucks before
hanging up the skates for good. Currently
coaching in the NHL.
a season ending knee injury in early January
the next four and a half seasons with the
Canucks, before being traded to Toronto in
defensive defenseman, but fairly effective
offensively as well. He recorded 6 points during
one more full season with the Canucks before
being traded to Minnesota in October 1983.
sparkplug was a favourite with fans who would
chant "Loop Loop" when he was on the
ice. Lupul scored the series winning goal against
the Calgary Flames.
spent the next four seasons with the Canucks
(including some time in the minors), before
moving to Europe for two more seasons.
Canuck captain suffered a broken ankle during a
practice just days before the playoffs began and
did not participate in any games.
another season and a half with the Canucks before
being dealt to the Penguins in January 1984.
saw action in three games and did not record a
his final 17 NHL games with the Canucks during
the 1982-83 season.
from a broken ankle (suffered in January) in time
to join the Canucks for the first game of the
Conference Finals. His defensive play kept Hawk
Denis Savard in check.
the next two seasons shuffling between Vancouver
and the farm, before being relegated to minor
league action permanently.
off his "rookie" season by recording 11
points in the playoffs.
to Sweden after the 1983-84 season.
over as coach from Harry Neale late in the
season. Surrendered to referee Bob Myers during
the Chicago series, which led to the creation of
as head coach of the Canucks until he was fired
during the 1983-84 season. Also served as coach
for several other teams.
as coach for ten games after an incident in
Quebec during March 1982. Allowed Roger Neilson
to keep coaching for the entire playoff run
because he didn't want to jinx it.
for two more stints as head coach, while working
as General Manager from 1982-83 to 1984-85.
Currently works as a hockey colour commentator.
seven points, including the goal which ended the
longest game in Canuck history. Proved invaluable
as a penalty killer.
another season and a half with the Canucks before
being dealt to Boston in February 1984 for Peter
six goals during the playoffs (fourth on the
team), including the series winning goal against
the Los Angeles Kings.
team record with 42 goals during 1982-83. Forced
to retire during the 1984-85 season after a
checking drill reinjured his nagging back.
action in three of the playoff games.
another 62 games over the next three seasons,
before retiring after the 1985-86 season.
over the captaincy late in the 1981-82 season
from the injured Kevin McCarthy. Earned his place
as the "heart and soul" of the team.
Finished second on the team with 18 points.
with the team until after the 1990-91 season,
retiring as the Canucks' all-time leading point
scorer. Currently coaching.
of the veteran leaders on the team, playing some
of the best hockey of his NHL career (despite his
one gaffe which allowed Mike Bossy to score in
overtime of the first game of the Finals).
another two seasons with the Canucks before being
traded to Detroit in June 1984. Returned to the
Canucks for the 1988-89 and 1989-90 seasons.
the Canucks with 116 penalty minutes in the
playoffs. Scored in overtime of game two against
the Calgary Flames. Checked many of the other
team's best players.
two more seasons with the Canucks before being
traded to Detroit in August 1984 for Rob
McClanahan (who never played for the Canucks).