Stumpers: Trivia and other
games (to keep you amused).








Try some Medium Canuck Trivia.


Standout:
Pavel Bure recorded 30 points during March 1994.

Hard Canuck Trivia

Here are ten "hard" questions. Follow the links below and see how long it takes you to get to the end. If your links don't work (or you get lost), you can scroll around the table following the red numbers.


[1] Question 1: Which Canuck draft pick played for Vancouver, Colorado, New Jersey, Minnesota, Quebec, Detroit, Winnipeg, Boston and Calgary in his NHL career?
1.
Michel Petit [17]
2.
Bill Derlago [25]
3.
Brent Ashton [33]
4.
Rick Vaive [48]
5.
Gary Smith [59]
[2] Danny Who? Okay, he did play for the Canucks, but he's not the correct answer. Return to question 9 [54]
[3] Two minutes for tripping. Return to question 7 [46]
[4] Correct. Christian Ruuttu scored at 4:31 and Geoff Courtnall scored at 4:48 against the Blues on May 15, 1995. Move on to the next round of the playoffs and question 5 [57]
[5] That's not a bad guess, but it is still wrong. Return to question 8 [16]
[6] A fine player in his time, but not the correct answer. Return to question 6 [32]
[7] He did score 42 goals during 1982-83, but the record has been broken. Return to question 2 [24]
[8] Here's a hint: The Canucks got three players for Tanti, Pederson and Buskas. Return to question 10 [22]
[9] Question 4: The Canucks hold the NHL record for fastest two short-handed goals in a playoff game. How fast were they?
1.
17 seconds apart [4]
2.
20 seconds apart [27]
3.
23 seconds apart [34]
4.
26 seconds apart [42]
5.
29 seconds apart [53]
[10] Absolutely. Proceed to question 6 [32]
[11] Two minutes for holding. Return to question 7 [46]
[12] No, he joined the team in 1985-86. Return to question 3 [40]
[13] You're just guessing, aren't you? Return to question 8 [16]
[14] Yes, the Canucks met the Montreal Canadiens, but lost in five games. Proceed to question 6 [32]
[15] John who? He left the Canucks for the greener pastures of the WHA. Return to question 9 [54]
[16] Question 8: Which Canuck has the most career points in the playoffs?
1.
Stan Smyl [5]
2.
Geoff Courtnall [13]
3.
Cliff Ronning [38]
4.
Pavel Bure [43]
5.
Trevor Linden [60]
[17] Not a bad guess, he did play for plenty of teams. Return to question 1 [1]
[18] Two minutes for hooking. Return to question 7 [46]
[19] A good goal scorer, but not the correct answer. Return to question 6 [32]
[20] Mike Who? Well, he was a Canuck in that era, but he's not the correct answer. Return to question 9 [54]
[21] Talk about first impressions. He went on to score 36 goals that season. Proceed to question 4 [9]
[22] Question 10: Which of these Canucks was NOT obtained in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins?
1.
Dave Capuano [8]
2.
Andrew McBain [39]
3.
Markus Naslund [47]
4.
Robert Nordmark [56]
5.
Dan Quinn [65]
[23] Right decade, wrong year. Return to question 5 [57]
[24] Question 2: Who holds the Canuck record for most goals in a season by a left winger?
1.
Darcy Rota [7]
2.
Don Lever [35]
3.
Geoff Courtnall [44]
4.
Markus Naslund [51]
5.
Martin Gelinas [63]
[25] You're just guessing now, aren't you. Return to question 1 [1]
[26] You really know your stuff. Proceed to question 3 [40]
[27] You're warm. Very warm. Return to question 4 [9]
[28] That's another wrong answer. Return to question 5 [57]
[29] Yes! He had a habit of scoring in bunches. Bring on question 7 [46]
[30] No, he joined the team in 1989-90. Return to question 3 [40]
[31] Yup. He later became captain of the Flames. Proceed to question 10 [22]
[32] Question 6: Who holds the record for fastest two short-handed goals by a Canuck?
1.
Bobby Schmautz [6]
2.
Patrik Sundstrom [19]
3.
Petri Skriko [29]
4.
Tony Tanti [50]
5.
Cliff Ronning [64]
[33] Yes, he was just two games shy of 1,000 NHL games when he finally retired. Proceed to question 2 [24]
[34] You're getting warm. Return to question 4 [9]
[35] He shoots... over the net. Return to question 2 [24]
[36] Two minutes for... oh, wait. He's calling another penalty shot. Proceed to centre ice for question 8 [16]
[37] Right decade, wrong year. Return to question 5 [57]
[38] If you were a better guesser, you wouldn't have got this one wrong. Return to question 8 [16]
[39] Here's a hint: The Canucks got three players for Tanti, Pederson and Buskas. Return to question 10 [22]
[40] Question 3: Which player scored four goals in his first game as a Canuck (the season opener in 1987-88)?
1.
Jim Sandlak [12]
2.
Greg Adams [21]
3.
Igor Larionov [30]
4.
Doug Wickenheiser [55]
5.
Trevor Linden [61]
[41] Are you sure you're ready for the hard trivia questions? Return to question 5 [57]
[42] You're not even in the ballpark. Return to question 4 [9]
[43] That's a good guess, but it is still wrong. Return to question 8 [16]
[44] He shoots... and is robbed! Return to question 2 [24]
[45] Very close. He was picked up by the New York Islanders in their expansion draft. Return to question 9 [54]
[46] Question 7: On February 11, 1982, the Canucks scored two penalty shots in one game. Who was the referee that night?
1.
Ron Hoggarth [3]
2.
Andy van Hellemond [11]
3.
Denis Morel [18]
4.
Kerry Fraser [36]
5.
Ron Wicks [62]
[47] Oh, please! He's still with the team. You should know how he got here. Return to question 10 [22]
[48] He played plenty of games, but only with four teams. Return to question 1 [1]
[49] Bonus Question: Among the Canuck players who played in 2000-01, which actually played for the Canucks in the playoffs before (and no, it's not "none of them")? See the answer.
[50] He scored plenty of goals, but he's not the correct answer. Return to question 6 [32]
[51] He shoots... he scores! Forty eight times in 2002-03. Proceed to question 3 [40]
[52] If you don't remember the 1982 playoffs, you should stick to easy trivia questions. Return to question 5 [57]
[53] You're not even close. Return to question 4 [9]
[54] Question 9: Which Canuck was drafted by the Atlanta Flames in their Expansion Draft?
1.
Danny Johnson [2]
2.
John Schella [15]
3.
Mike Corrigan [20]
4.
Pat Quinn [31]
5.
Ted Taylor [45]
[55] He only managed to score seven goals during 1987-88. Return to question 3 [40]
[56] So you knew he came from St. Louis (or maybe you just guessed). Proceed to the bonus question [49]
[57] Question 5: When did the Canucks reach the playoffs for the first time?
1.
1975 [14]
2.
1977 [23]
3.
1979 [37]
4.
1981 [41]
5.
1983 [52]
[58] Well done. Proceed to question 6 [32]
[59] Maybe you should stick with the easier trivia. Return to question 1 [1]
[60] Good guess. Proceed to question 9 [54]
[61] No, he scored plenty of goals as a rookie but joined the team in 1988-89. Return to question 3 [40]
[62] Two minutes for interference. Return to question 7 [46]
[63] He shoots... and hits the post! Return to question 2 [24]
[64] A fine penalty killer, but not the correct answer. Return to question 6 [32]
[65] Here's a hint: The Canucks got three players for Tanti, Pederson and Buskas. Return to question 10 [22]

Answer to bonus question: Before you get the answer, you have to know when the last time the Canucks made the playoffs. It was during the 1995-96 season and the Canucks met the Colorado Avalanche in the first round. Colorado was on their way to winning the Stanley Cup and the Canucks forced them to six games before bowing out of the playoffs. The Canucks missed the playoffs the next three seasons.

Two of the players on that team were still with the Canucks just four short years later. Markus Naslund was picked up by the Canucks in March, 1996 in a deal for Alek Stojanov. After ten regular season games, he played in all six playoff games that spring. The other player was a rookie in 1995-96 (although he did play a handful of games during 1994-95). Adrian Aucoin played every game during the 1996 playoffs, although he failed to record a point.

Ironically, neither player played for the Canucks in the 2001 playoffs (Naslund was injured and Aucoin was traded away in February 2001).

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This page last updated August 01, 2010