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Stan Smyl scored 262 NHL goals -- all of them for the Canucks.

First NHL Goals

Not every player that makes it to the NHL actually scores a goal once they get there. It's a significant event in a young player's career and they often get to keep the puck as a memento of the occasion. Since 1970, over 150 players have scored their first NHL goal while playing for the Vancouver Canucks. This is the list of those players. Six Canucks scored their first NHL goal during 2015-16.


Records

Youngest Canuck to score their first NHL goal:
18 Years, 125 Days - Cam Neely
18 Years, 190 Days - Trevor Linden
18 Years, 322 Days - Petr Nedved
18 Years, 325 Days - Jim Sandlak
19 Years, 24 Days - Rick Lanz

Fastest first NHL goal by a Canuck:
4:14 - Thomas Gradin
4:44 - Claude Vilgrain
12:23 - Don Tannahill
15:13 - Rick Rypien
17:39 - John Wright


Complete List
            Player           Scored    H/A  Vs.          Assists    
   1. Danny Johnson .....  1970/10/11   H   TOR  Cullen, Corrigan
   2. Dale Tallon .......  1970/10/27   H   BUF  Young
   3. Jim Wiste .........  1970/11/20   H   LA   Lunde, Hall
   4. Garth Rizzuto .....  1971/01/12   H   NYR  Seguin, Wilkins

   5. Jocelyn Guevremont   1971/10/08   H   TOR  Kurtenbach, Maki
   6. Dennis Kearns .....  1971/10/15   A   CAL  Schmautz, Kurtenbach
   7. John Schella ......  1971/10/15   A   CAL  (unassisted)
   8. Fred Speck ........  1971/12/07   H   STL  Tallon, Paiement
   9. Richard Lemieux ...  1972/01/08   A   MIN  Tallon, Taylor
  10. Gregg Boddy .......  1972/02/02   A   CAL  Lemieux, Taylor
  11. Ron Ward ..........  1972/02/13   A   PIT  Schmautz
  12. Bobby Lalonde .....  1972/03/29   A   LA   Kurtenbach, Guevremont

  13. Don Tannahill .....  1972/10/07   H   CAL  O'Flaherty, Hargreaves
  14. John Wright .......  1972/10/07   H   CAL  Boddy
  15. Bryan McSheffrey ..  1972/10/11   A   NYR  Maki, Kurtenbach
  16. Don Lever .........  1972/10/12   A   PHI  Lemieux, Lalonde
  17. Jim Hargreaves ....  1972/10/12   A   PHI  Tannahill
  18. Gerry O'Flaherty ..  1972/11/03   H   NYI  Lever
  19. Barry Wilcox ......  1973/01/03   A   CAL  Wright, O'Flaherty

  20. Dennis Ververgaert   1973/10/26   H   DET  Guevremont, Schmautz
  21. Dave Dunn .........  1973/11/16   H   TOR  Schmautz, Boudrias
  22. Paulin Bordeleau ..  1973/12/11   H   MON  Boudrias, Schmautz
  23. Bob Dailey ........  1973/12/15   A   BOS  Dunn, Boudrias

  24. Harold Snepsts ....  1975/01/08   A   TOR  Monahan
  25. Ron Sedlbauer .....  1975/01/26   H   TOR  Meehan

  26. Rick Blight .......  1975/10/21   A   NYI  Kearns, Oddleifson
  27. Glen Richardson ...  1975/11/30   A   PHI  Ververgaert, Boudrias

  28. Andy Spruce .......  1976/10/28   H   CLE  Ververgaert, Walton
  29. Brad Gassoff ......  1976/11/05   H   LA   Kearns, Lalonde
  30. Jim Wiley .........  1976/12/23   H   STL  (unassisted)

  31. Bob Manno .........  1977/10/14   A   COL  Oddleifson, Graves
  32. Jere Gillis .......  1977/10/15   A   MIN  Walton, Goodenough

  33. Thomas Gradin .....  1978/10/11   H   COL  Kearns
  34. Curt Fraser .......  1978/10/11   H   COL  Gradin, Smyl
  35. Stan Smyl .........  1978/10/17   A   STL  Snepsts, Gradin
  36. Bill Derlago ......  1978/10/18   A   MIN  Graves
  37. Rob Flockhart .....  1979/01/30   H   NYR  Sedlbauer, Manno
  38. Lars Lindgren .....  1979/02/03   A   WAS  Snepsts, Oddleifson
  39. Rob Tudor .........  1979/02/28   H   CHI  Kozak, Sedlbauer

  40. Rick Vaive ........  1979/10/12   H   DET  Lever, McCarthy
  41. Brent Ashton ......  1979/10/24   H   TOR  Lever
  42. Gary Lupul ........  1979/12/08   A   DET  Fraser, Snepsts
  43. Brad Smith ........  1979/12/14   H   COL  Sedlbauer, Derlago
  44. John Hughes .......  1980/01/23   H   NYR  Lever

  45. Rick Lanz .........  1980/10/10   H   DET  Gradin, Fraser
  46. Gerry Minor .......  1980/11/14   H   MON  (unassisted)

  47. Lars Molin ........  1981/10/06   H   COL  (unassisted)
  48. Ivan Hlinka .......  1981/10/09   H   EDM  Fraser, Bubla
  49. Jiri Bubla ........  1981/11/22   H   COL  Butler, Boldirev
  50. Anders Eldebrink ..  1981/12/18   A   COL  Hlinka, Williams
  51. Marc Crawford .....  1982/01/19   H   STL  (unassisted)
  52. Neil Belland ......  1982/02/10   A   TOR  Lupul
  53. Moe Lemay .........  1982/02/17   H   BOS  MacDonald, Hlinka

  54. Patrik Sundstrom ..  1982/10/09   H   EDM  Bubla
  55. Stu Kulak .........  1982/12/23   H   CGY  Lanz, Hlinka
  56. Garth Butcher .....  1983/03/18   H   QUE  Rota

  57. Cam Neely .........  1983/10/09   H   TOR  Gradin, Rota
  58. Michel Petit ......  1983/12/18   A   BUF  Lupul, Schliebener
  59. Andy Schliebener ..  1983/12/31   H   BOS  Lupul
  60. Jean-Marc Lanthier   1984/02/09   A   MON  Schliebener, Williams
  61. Taylor Hall .......  1984/02/29   A   PIT  Sundstrom

  62. Doug Lidster ......  1984/10/31   H   LA   McNab, MacAdam
  63. Petri Skriko ......  1984/11/03   H   CHI  (unassisted)
  64. J.J. Daigneault ...  1984/11/10   A   MIN  Gradin

  65. Dave Lowry ........  1985/10/27   A   PHI  Sandlak, Peterson
  66. Jim Sandlak .......  1985/11/02   H   BUF  Lowry
  67. Craig Coxe ........  1986/01/18   A   LA   (unassisted)

  68. David Bruce .......  1986/12/14   A   CHI  Peterson, Lowry
  69. John LeBlanc ......  1987/02/06   H   STL  Sundstrom, Sutter

  70. Dan Woodley .......  1987/10/08   H   STL  Smyl, Kidd
  71. David Saunders ....  1987/11/19   A   DET  Boyd, Lanthier
  72. Ian Kidd ..........  1987/12/08   H   MIN  Skriko
  73. Claude Vilgrain ...  1988/03/01   H   PHI  Berry, Bruce
  74. Peter Bakovic .....  1988/04/01   H   MIN  Wickenheiser, Butcher

  75. Trevor Linden .....  1988/10/18   A   NYI  Lidster, Tanti
  76. Kevan Guy .........  1988/11/17   A   MIN  (unassisted)
  77. Ronnie Stern ......  1989/01/21   H   NYR  Reinhart, Bradley

  78. Vladimir Krutov ...  1989/10/07   H   DET  Larionov, Reinhart
  79. Igor Larionov .....  1989/10/11   A   EDM  Reinhart, Smyl
  80. Dave Capuano ......  1990/02/04   H   NJ   Snepsts, Smyl
  81. Rob Murphy ........  1990/02/09   A   HAR  Lidster
  82. Adrien Plavsic ....  1990/03/15   A   STL  Quinn, Krutov

  83. Robert Kron .......  1990/10/06   A   LA   Butcher
  84. Petr Nedved .......  1990/10/27   A   HAR  McBain, Capuano
  85. Garry Valk ........  1990/11/08   A   TOR  Butcher, Kron
  86. Gino Odjick .......  1990/11/27   H   MIN  Smyl, Bozek
  87. Jay Mazur .........  1990/12/18   A   CGY  Larionov

  88. Pavel Bure ........  1991/11/12   H   LA   (unassisted)

  89. Dixon Ward ........  1992/10/16   A   WIN  Odjick
  90. Jiri Slegr ........  1992/12/27   H   MON  Nedved, Ward

  91. Dan Kesa ..........  1993/12/02   H   PHI  Craven, G.Courtnall
  92. Neil Eisenhut .....  1993/12/09   A   BOS  Bure, Slegr
  93. Dane Jackson ......  1993/12/17   H   WIN  Hunter
  94. Shawn Antoski .....  1994/01/05   A   OTT  Kesa

  95. Mike Peca .........  1995/01/20   H   DAL  Babych, G.Courtnall
  96. Jassen Cullimore ..  1995/04/08   A   CGY  R.Courtnall,G.Courtnall
  97. Adrian Aucoin .....  1995/05/03   A   SJ   Ronning

  98. Scott Walker ......  1995/10/14   A   SJ   Babych
  99. Leif Rohlin .......  1995/11/03   H   TOR  Linden, Ridley
 100. Brian Loney .......  1995/12/13   A   EDM  Linden, R.Courtnall
 101. Larry Courville ...  1995/12/17   H   OTT  Aucoin, Walker

 102. Lonny Bohonos .....  1996/12/13   A   DAL  Gelinas, Ridley
 103. Mark Wotton .......  1996/12/31   H   PHI  Roberts, Gelinas

 104. Mattias Ohlund ....  1997/10/09   H   TOR  Ledyard
 105. Dave Scatchard ....  1997/10/25   H   PIT  Hedican, Sillinger
 106. Lubomir Vaic ......  1997/11/01   A   PIT  Walker
 107. Chris McAllister ..  1997/12/27   A   DAL  Walker
 108. Bert Robertsson ...  1998/01/24   A   CGY  Mogilny

 109. Bill Muckalt ......  1998/10/20   A   CAR  Ohlund, Convery
 110. Peter Schaefer ....  1998/11/12   A   CGY  McCabe, Convery
 111. Josh Holden .......  1999/03/10   A   ANA  Schaefer, Brashear
 112. Brent Sopel .......  1999/04/10   A   EDM  (unassisted)

 113. Artem Chubarov ....  1999/10/06   H   CHI  Bertuzzi
 114. Steve Kariya ......  1999/10/09   H   MON  Cassels
 115. Harold Druken .....  1999/12/02   H   EDM  Kariya, Joseph
 116. Zenith Komarniski .  1999/12/12   H   COA  Baron, Bertuzzi
 117. Matt Cooke ........  2000/01/25   H   EDM  Chubarov, Aucoin
 118. Jason Strudwick ...  2000/02/29   A   LA   Bertuzzi, Jovanovski

 119. Daniel Sedin ......  2000/10/08   A   TAM  H.Sedin, Klatt
 120. Henrik Sedin ......  2000/10/16   H   TOR  Jovanovski
 121. Jarkko Ruutu ......  2001/01/24   H   PHO  Klatt, Ohlund

 122. Justin Kurtz ......  2001/10/30   H   COB  Brashear, D.Sedin

 123. Bryan Allen .......  2002/10/10   A   CGY  Hlavac
 124. Nolan Baumgartner .  2003/02/20   A   STL  Linden, Ohlund
 125. Pat Kavanagh ......  2003/03/17   A   DAL  D.Sedin
 126. Brandon Reid ......  2003/03/20   H   NAS  Cooke, Letowski

 127. Jason King ........  2003/10/09   H   CGY  D.Sedin, H.Sedin
 128. Ryan Kesler .......  2003/11/29   A   CGY  Linden
 129. Wade Brookbank ....  2004/01/31   A   WAS  H.Sedin
 130. Martin Grenier ....  2004/02/03   A   NYI  Linden, Bouck

 131. Rick Rypien .......  2005/12/21   H   EDM  Ruutu, Jovanovski
 132. Alex Burrows ......  2006/01/10   H   TOR  Bertuzzi, Kesler

 133. Kevin Bieksa ......  2006/10/13   H   SJ   Bulis, Morrison
 134. Alexander Edler ...  2006/11/30   H   ANA  (unassisted)

 135. Luc Bourdon .......  2007/11/16   H   MIW  Ritchie
 136. Mike 2 Brown ......  2007/12/02   A   MIW  Krajicek, Pyatt
 137. Mason Raymond .....  2007/12/12   A   ANA  Jaffray, Miller
 138. Jason Jaffray .....  2007/12/12   A   ANA  Pyatt, Raymond

 139. Jannik Hansen .....  2008/10/16   A   DET  Burrows

 140. Michael Grabner ...  2009/10/21   A   CHI  Kesler, Edler

 141. Mario Bliznak .....  2010/11/11   A   OTT  Glass, Ehrhoff
 142. Aaron Volpatti ....  2010/12/20   A   STL  Bolduc
 143. Alexandre Bolduc ..  2011/01/02   A   COA  Glass, Luongo
 144. Sergei Shirokov ...  2011/01/18   A   COA  Kesler, Hamhuis
 145. Lee Sweatt ........  2011/01/26   H   NAS  D.Sedin
 146. Cody Hodgson ......  2011/02/02   A   PHO  Tambellini, Hamhuis

 147. Dale Weise ........  2011/10/20   H   NAS  Edler, Lapierre

 148. Jordan Schroeder ..  2013/02/01   H   CHI  (unassisted)
 149. Chris Tanev .......  2013/02/04   A   EDM  H.Sedin, D.Sedin

 150. Ryan Stanton ......  2013/10/17   A   BUF  D.Sedin, H.Sedin
 151. Jeremy Welsh ......  2013/11/22   H   COB  Stanton, Weise
 152. Kellan Lain .......  2014/01/21   A   EDM  Weise, Sestito
 153. Darren Archibald ..  2014/03/08   H   CGY  Schroeder
 154. Nicklas Jensen ....  2014/03/14   A   WAS  Higgins, Tanev
 155. Frank Corrado .....  2014/04/13   H   CGY  (unassisted)

 156. Linden Vey ........  2014/10/11   H   EDM  D.Sedin, Vrbata
 157. Bo Horvat .........  2014/11/20   H   ANA  Dorsett, Kassian
 158. Ronalds Kenins ....  2015/02/01   H   MIW  Horvat, Edler
 159. Alex Biega ........  2015/02/16   H   MIW  H.Sedin, Higgins

 160. Jared McCann ......  2015/10/10   H   CGY  Hansen, Prust
 161. Brendan Gaunce ....  2015/10/30   A   PHO  Tanev, Edler
 162. Jake Virtanen .....  2015/11/02   H   PHI  Hutton, Miller
 163. Ben Hutton ........  2016/01/17   A   NYI  D.Sedin, McCann
 164. Nikita Tryamkin ...  2016/04/07   A   CGY  H.Sedin, Hutton

Notes
All of the goals listed came during the regular season as no Canuck has ever scored his first NHL goal during the playoffs. Three times, a player scored his first goal as a Canuck during the playoffs -- Murray Craven (1993), Bret Hedican (1994) and Shane O'Brien (2009). Each player had already scored their first NHL goal with another team.

Matt Bartkowski scored his first NHL goal in the playoffs while with Boston (2012). He did not score a regular season goal until he joined the Canucks. Thanks to Graeme Stevens for pointing this out.

Players list in bold print scored their first NHL goal in their first NHL game.

The Canucks have had two players named Mike Brown. The first played 16 games between 2000-01 and 2001-02. The second played 39 games between 2007-08 and 2008-09. The second Mike Brown's name is listed as Mike 2 Brown to distinguish the players.

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