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Strange:
Nathan McIver played 17 games as a rookie in 2007-08, but did not record a point.

Rookie Reports

Want to know how the current crop of Canuck rookies compares to the best rookies the Canucks have ever had? Well, you are about to find out. These are the records for Canucks who scored at least 20 points in their rookie season. Below, there are also rookie goalie stats for goaltenders who played at least ten games for the Canucks as a rookie.

Michael Grabner was the Canucks' most productive rookie in 2009-10. He managed 11 points in 20 games -- not enough to be included in the list below. Corey Schneider played his second rookie season with the Canucks in 2009-10, but again did not get to the ten game mark.


Rookie Scoring
            NAME        Seas. GP  G  A Pts +/-  PM  PP SH GW GT FG OT   S   PCT
 1. Pavel Bure ........ 91-92 65 34 26  60   0  30   7  3  6  0  1  1  268 12.7
 2. Ivan Hlinka ....... 81-82 72 23 37  60  21  16   7  0  2  1  1  0  152 15.1
 3. Trevor Linden ..... 88-89 80 30 29  59 -10  41  10  1  2  0  5  0  186 16.1
 4. Dennis Ververgaert  73-74 78 26 31  57 -20  25   7  0  3  0  4  0  153 17.0
 5. Rick Blight ....... 75-76 74 25 31  56  -4  29  10  0  3  2  3  0  212 11.8
 6. Dale Tallon ....... 70-71 78 14 42  56 -25  58   5  0  1  0  2  0  232  6.0
 7. Dixon Ward ........ 92-93 70 22 30  52  34  82   4  1  0  1  2  0  111 19.8
 8. Thomas Gradin ..... 78-79 76 20 31  51 -12  22   4  0  4  1  4  0  105 19.0
 9. Jocelyn Guevremont  71-72 75 13 38  51 -28  44   3  0  1  1  3  0  210  6.2
10. Patrik Sundstrom .. 82-83 74 23 23  46 -20  30   6  0  5  0  1  0  156 14.7
11. Lars Molin ........ 81-82 72 15 31  46   0  10   1  1  4  0  2  0  150 10.0
12. Igor Larionov ..... 89-90 74 17 27  44  -5  20   8  0  2  1  1  0  118 14.4
13. Don Tannahill ..... 72-73 78 22 21  43 -29  21   2  1  3  0  3  0  186 11.8
14. Jere Gillis ....... 77-78 79 23 18  41 -24  35   2  0  2  1  5  0  154 14.9
15. Stan Smyl ......... 78-79 62 14 24  38  -6  89   4  0  0  0  0  0  122 11.5
16. Don Lever ......... 72-73 78 12 26  38 -27  49   3  1  1  0  0  0  138  8.7
17. John Wright ....... 72-73 71 10 27  37 -16  32   0  0  1  0  2  0  121  8.3
18. Bill Muckalt ...... 98-99 73 16 20  36  -9  98   4  2  1  0  2  0  119 13.4
19. Jim Sandlak ....... 86-87 78 15 21  36  -4  66   2  0  3  0  5  0  114 13.2
20. Petri Skriko ...... 84-85 72 21 14  35 -25  10   3  0  2  0  0  1  154 13.6
21. Curt Fraser ....... 78-79 78 16 19  35  -7 116   2  0  2  0  1  0  184  8.7
22. Daniel Sedin ...... 00-01 75 20 14  34  -3  24  10  0  3  0  3  0  127 15.7
23. Vladimir Krutov ... 89-90 61 11 23  34  -5  20   2  0  1  0  3  0   81 13.6
24. Dave Dunn ......... 73-74 68 11 22  33 -13  76   0  0  1  0  3  0   97 11.3
25. Robert Kron ....... 90-91 76 12 20  32 -11  21   2  3  0  0  2  0  124  9.7
26. Cam Neely ......... 83-84 56 16 15  31   0  57   3  0  1  0  3  0   87 18.4
27. Peter Schaefer .... 99-00 71 16 15  31   0  20   2  2  4  0  3  0  101 15.8
28. Gerry O'Flaherty .. 72-73 78 13 17  30 -17  29   0  0  0  0  2  0  135  9.6
29. Mattias Ohlund .... 97-98 77  7 23  30   3  76   1  0  0  0  3  0  172  4.1
30. Doug Lidster ...... 84-85 78  6 24  30 -11  55   2  0  0  0  0  0  125  4.8
31. Jiri Bubla ........ 82-83 72  2 28  30  -9  59   1  0  0  0  0  0   92  2.2
32. Henrik Sedin ...... 00-01 82  9 20  29  -2  38   2  0  1  0  5  0   98  9.2
33. Rick Lanz ......... 80-81 76  7 22  29   1  40   3  0  1  1  0  0  134  5.2
34. Dennis Kearns ..... 71-72 73  3 26  29 -27  59   2  0  0  0  1  0  103  2.9
35. J.J. Daigneault ... 84-85 67  4 23  27 -13  69   2  0  0  0  3  0   93  4.3
36. Jiri Slegr ........ 92-93 41  4 22  26  16 109   2  0  0  0  1  0   89  4.5
37. Dave Scatchard .... 97-98 76 13 11  24  -4 165   0  0  1  1  4  0   85 15.3
38. Paulin Bordeleau .. 73-74 68 11 13  24 -16  20   4  0  1  1  1  0   77 14.3
39. Gerry Minor ....... 80-81 74 10 14  24   4 108   1  6  0  0  2  0   93 10.8
40. Bob Dailey ........ 73-74 76  7 17  24 -32 143   0  0  0  0  1  0  124  5.6
41. John LeBlanc ...... 87-88 41 12 10  22 -12  18   3  0  1  0  4  0   86 14.0
42. Lonny Bohonos ..... 96-97 36 11 11  22  -3  10   2  0  1  0  2  0   67 16.4
43. Jason King ........ 03-04 47 12  9  21   0   8   6  0  1  0  2  0  107 11.2
44. Garry Valk ........ 90-91 59 10 11  21 -23  67   1  0  1  0  2  0   90 11.1
45. Mason Raymond ..... 07-08 49  9 12  21   1   2   1  0  0  0  4  0   80 11.3
46. Jannik Hansen ..... 08-09 55  6 15  21   5  37   0  0  1  0  2  0   64  9.4
47. Lars Lindgren ..... 78-79 64  2 19  21 -32  68   1  0  0  0  1  0  109  1.8
48. Moe Lemay ......... 82-83 44 11  9  20  -6  41   3  0  1  0  0  0   72 15.3
49. Gary Lupul ........ 79-80 51  9 11  20 -12  24   3  0  0  0  0  0   71 12.7
50. Alexander Edler ... 07-08 75  8 12  20   6  42   4  0  0  0  1  0  124  6.5
51. David Saunders .... 87-88 56  7 13  20 -15  10   1  0  3  0  0  0  100  7.0

Key to Columns
Seas. - rookie season
GP - games played
G - goals
A - assists
Pts - points
+/- - plus/minus
PM - penalty minutes
PP - powerplay goals
SH - shorthanded goals
GW - game winning goals
GT - game tying goals
FG - first goal of game
OT - overtime goals
S - Shots taken
PCT - Shooting percentage

Notes
A player's "rookie season" is determined by the NHL's definition of a player who is eligible to win the Calder Trophy. Based on these standards, players may (and often do) have more than one "rookie" season. To be considered a rookie, a player cannot have played more than 25 games in any single preceding season nor in six or more games in each of any two preceding seasons in any major professional league. Since 1990-91, only players under 26 years old are considered rookies.

The Canuck rookie leader in each statistical category has that number highlighted. For shooting percentage, the highlighted number represents the best percentage in this category among rookies who scored 20 or more points. No number is highlighted in the Penalty Minute column because Gino Odjick recorded 296 penalty minutes as a rookie (leading that category), but only recorded eight points.


Rookie Goaltenders
           NAME        Seas. GP   Time    GA EN SO   Avg  Shots Save%   W  L  T
 1. Troy Gamble ...... 90-91 47 2,434:19 140  4  1  3.45  1,156 .879   16 16  6
 2. Kirk McLean ...... 87-88 41 2,380    147  4  1  3.71  1,178 .875   11 27  3
 3. Corey Hirsch ..... 95-96 41 2,337:47 114  4  1  2.93  1,173 .903   17 14  6
 4. Dunc Wilson ...... 70-71 35 1,790:41 128  3  0  4.29  1,067 .880    3 25  2
 5. Glen Hanlon ...... 78-79 31 1,821     94  1  3  3.10    921 .897   12 13  5
 6. Ed Dyck .......... 72-73 25 1,297     98  3  1  4.53    658 .851    5 17  1
 7. Ken Lockett ...... 74-75 25   912     48  2  2  3.16    397 .879    6  7  1
 8. Wendell Young .... 85-86 22 1,023     61  1  0  3.58    536 .886    4  9  3
 9. Frank Caprice .... 83-84 19 1,098     62  2  1  3.39    525 .881   14 10  2
10. Bruck Bullock .... 72-73 14   840     67  1  0  4.79    470 .857    3  8  3
11. Ed Dyck .......... 71-72 12   573:13  35  1  0  3.66    313 .888    1  6  2
12. Ken Ellacott ..... 82-83 12   555     41  1  0  4.43    309 .867    2  3  4
13. Kevin Weekes ..... 98-99 11   532:23  34  0  0  3.83    257 .868    0  8  1

Key to Columns
Season - rookie season
GP - games played
Time - time in net (see notes)
GA - goals against
EN - empty net goals
SO - shutouts
Avg - goals per 60 minutes
Shots - total shots faced
Save% - save percentage
W - total wins recorded
L - total losses recorded
T - total ties recorded

Notes
A player's "rookie season" is determined by the NHL's definition of a player who is eligible to win the Calder Trophy. Based on these standards, players may (and often do) have more than one "rookie" season. To be considered a rookie, a player cannot have played more than 25 games in any single preceding season nor in six or more games in each of any two preceding seasons in any major professional league. Since 1990-91, only players under 26 years old are considered rookies.

Despite recent advances in NHL statistical information, official sources still report goaltender times rounded to the nearest minute. Where my information is more accurate (I think), I have listed the time played with the seconds included. Eventually, this information should be available right back to 1970 -- Research continues.

Prior to the 1982-83 season, official records on total shots faced are not available. My statistics include shots faced for all Canuck goaltenders. While every effort is made to have accurate shot totals, some information may be inaccurate and should be treated as an estimates only. (I believe my stats to be accurate within about one percent over the course of a season). Research continues.

The Canuck rookie leader in each statistical category has that number highlighted. For goals against average and save percentage, the highlighted number represents the best in these categories among goaltenders who played ten or more games in their rookie season.

Content copyright 2001-2010 David Marchak
This page last updated July 26, 2010