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Startling:
The Sutter brothers played for 12 different NHL teams between 1976-77 and 2000-01.

All in the Family

When the Sedins played their first shift for the Canucks on October 5, 2000, they became the first set of twins to play for the Canucks. However, the Canucks have had their share of members in the NHL family.

Note: I have not done any detailed research on family members for a few years. The information presented is accurate (to the best of my knowledge), but may be incomplete.

Both brothers played for the Canucks
Dave Capuano (1989-90, 1990-91) Jack Capuano (1990-91)
Geoff Courtnall (1990-91 to 1994-95) Russ Courtnall (1994-95, 1995-96)
John Gould (1973-74 to 1976-77) Larry Gould (1973-74)
Daniel Sedin (2000-01 to 2003-04) Henrik Sedin (2000-01 to 2003-04)

Both father and son played for the Canucks
Jiri Bubla (1981-82 to 1985-86) Jiri Slegr (1992-93 to 1994-95)

One brother played for the Canucks, the other played in the NHL
Dave Babych (1991-92 to 1997-98) Wayne Babych (St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Quebec, Hartford)
Jim Benning (1986-87 to 1989-90) Brian Benning (St. Louis, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Edmonton, Florida)
Ken Berry (1987-88, 1988-89) Doug Berry (Colorado Rockies)
Paulin Bordeleau (1973-74 to 1975-76) Christian Bordeleau (Montreal, St. Louis, Chicago)
J.P. Bordeleau (Chicago)
Pavel Bure (1991-92 to 1997-98) Valeri Bure (Montreal, Calgary, Frolida)
Drew Callander (1978-79, 1979-80) John Callander (Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay)
Marc Crawford (1981-82 to 1986-87) Bob Crawford (St. Louis, Hartford, New York Rangers, Washington)
Lou Crawford (Boston)
Rob Flockhart (1976-77 to 1978-79) Ron Flockhart (Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Montreal, St. Louis, Boston)
Fedor Fedorov (2002-03 to 2003-04) Sergei Fedorov (Detroit, Anaheim)
Brad Gassoff (1975-76 to 1978-79) Bob Gassoff (St. Louis)
Randy Holt (1978-79) Gary Holt (California, Cleveland, St. Louis)
Sheldon Kannegiesser (1977-78) Gord Kannegiesser (St. Louis)
Steve Kariya (1999-2000 to 2001-02) Paul Kariya (Anaheim)
Trevor Linden (1988-89 to 1997-98, 2001-02 to 2003-04) Jamie Linden (Florida)
Wayne Maki (1970-71 to 1972-73) Chico Maki (Chicago)
Kris Manery (1979-80) Randy Manery (Detroit, Atlanta, Los Angeles)
Mark Messier (1997-98 to 1999-2000) Paul Messier (Colorado Rockies)
Rosaire Paiement (1970-71, 1971-72) Wilf Paiement (Kansas City, Colorado Rockies, Toronto, Quebec, New York Rangers, Buffalo, Pittsburgh)
Sean Pronger (2003-04) Chris Pronger (Hartford, St. Louis)
Bobby Schmautz (1970-71 to 1973-74, 1980-81) Cliff Schmautz (Buffalo, Philadelphia)
Gary Smith (1973-74 to 1975-76) Brian Smith (Los Angeles, Minnesota)
Gene Sobchuk (1973-74) Dennis Sobchuk (Detroit, Quebec)
Patrik Sundstrom (1982-83 to 1986-87) Peter Sundstrom (New York Rangers, Washington, New Jersey)
Rich Sutter (1986-87 to 1989-90) Brian, Brent, Duane, Darryl, and Ron Sutter (many teams)

Father played in the NHL and son played for the Canucks
Ab DeMarco, Sr. (Chicago, Toronto, Boston, New York Rangers) Ab DeMarco, Jr. (1974-75, 1975-76)
Max McNab (Detroit) Peter McNab (1983-84, 1984-85)
Jim Morrison (Boston, Toronto, Detroit, New York Rangers, Pittsburgh) Dave Morrison (1984-85)
John "Peanuts" O'Flaherty (New York/ Brooklyn Americans)
John was the chief Canuck scout when Gerry played for the team.
Gerry O'Flaherty (1972-73 to 1977-78)
Babe Pratt (New York Rangers, Toronto, Boston)
Babe was working for the Canucks as a goodwill ambassador when Tracy was obtained by the team.
Tracy Pratt (1973-74 to 1975-76)
Des Smith (Montreal Maroons, Montreal Canadiens, Chicago, Boston) Gary Smith (1973-74 to 1975-76)
Bobby Walton (Montreal) Mike Walton (1975-76 to 1977-78)

Father played for the Canucks and son played in the NHL
Paulin Bordeleau (1973-74 to 1975-76) Sebastien Bordeleau (Montreal, Nashville, Minnesota, Phoenix)

Other Canuck family members
Bill McCreary (coach of the Canucks during 1973-74) played in the NHL sporadically between 1953-54 and 1970-71 Brother Keith played in the NHL
Son Bill, Jr. played in the NHL
Neither is the current NHL referee
Bud Poile (Canuck General Manger from 1970-71 to 1972-73) played in the NHL in the 1940's. Brother Don played for Detroit in the 1950's
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