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Danton Heinen left gets poke-checked by Vegas goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury during the second period of an NHL game Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Former Surrey Eagles captain signs with NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins

Danton Heinen signs one-year with Penguins after two seasons in Anaheim

 

Tampa Bay Lightning center Blake Coleman (20) shoots against the New York Islanders during the third period of Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup semifinals, Wednesday, June 23, 2021, in Uniondale, N.Y. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Frank Franklin II

Oilers, Flames make big splashes in free agency; Leafs find help in net

Vancouver Canucks sign defenceman Poolman, re-sign Hamonic

 

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Vancouver Canucks two-way deals offer glimpse into Abbotsford Canucks roster

National Hockey League club signs a number of players for 2021-22 season, AHL season begins October

 

Devante Stephens, shown here in his junior-hockey days with the Kelowna Rockets, has signed a contract with his hometown Vancouver Canucks. (Marissa Baecker/Kelowna Rockets photo)

White Rock’s Devante Stephens signs with Vancouver Canucks

Defenceman likely to suit up this fall with AHL’s Abbotsford Canucks

Devante Stephens, shown here in his junior-hockey days with the Kelowna Rockets, has signed a contract with his hometown Vancouver Canucks. (Marissa Baecker/Kelowna Rockets photo)
Prince George Cougars defenceman Ethan Samson was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the sixth round (174th overall) in the 2021 NHL Draft on Saturday, July 24. (Brett Cullen/Prince George Cougars photo)

North Delta’s Ethan Samson drafted by NHL’s Flyers

The 17-year-old defenceman was picked up by Philadelphia in the sixth round (174th overall)

Prince George Cougars defenceman Ethan Samson was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the sixth round (174th overall) in the 2021 NHL Draft on Saturday, July 24. (Brett Cullen/Prince George Cougars photo)
Winnipeg Jets goaltender Laurent Brossoit (left) has signed a two-year contract with the Vegas Golden Knights. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Greenslade photo)

Cloverdale’s Brossoit signs contract with NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights

28-year-old goaltender inks two-year pact after leaving Winnipeg Jets

Winnipeg Jets goaltender Laurent Brossoit (left) has signed a two-year contract with the Vegas Golden Knights. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Greenslade photo)
FILE - In this May 6, 2021, file photo, Carolina Hurricanes' Dougie Hamilton (19) skates with the puck against the Chicago Blackhawks during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C. Hamilton would be among the most coveted free agents. He's a 28-year-old right-shooting defenseman who can produce offensively. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker, File)

Grubauer, Hamilton among top names entering NHL free agency

Hockey’s annual spending season kicks off this morning

FILE - In this May 6, 2021, file photo, Carolina Hurricanes' Dougie Hamilton (19) skates with the puck against the Chicago Blackhawks during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C. Hamilton would be among the most coveted free agents. He's a 28-year-old right-shooting defenseman who can produce offensively. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker, File)
Justin Trudeau speaks with a young Montreal Canadiens fan at the Frank Conservation Area in Plainfield, Ont. on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. Prime Minister Trudeau says that as a lifelong Montreal Canadiens fan he’s disappointed by the team’s selection of Logan Mailloux in the NHL draft. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Trudeau says Canadiens’ selection of sex-related offender shows ‘lack of judgment’

Logan Mailloux picked after sharing, without her consent, a photo of a woman performing a sexual act

Justin Trudeau speaks with a young Montreal Canadiens fan at the Frank Conservation Area in Plainfield, Ont. on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. Prime Minister Trudeau says that as a lifelong Montreal Canadiens fan he’s disappointed by the team’s selection of Logan Mailloux in the NHL draft. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Surrey-area players Carson Latimer (left) and Caedan Bankier were both selected in last weekend’s NHL Entry Draft. (Latimer photo: Oil Kings/Andy Devlin; Bankier photo: Kamloops Blazers/Allen Douglas)

Pair of Surrey players selected in National Hockey League draft

Caedan Bankier drafted by Minnesota Wild; Carson Latimer picked by Ottawa Senators

Surrey-area players Carson Latimer (left) and Caedan Bankier were both selected in last weekend’s NHL Entry Draft. (Latimer photo: Oil Kings/Andy Devlin; Bankier photo: Kamloops Blazers/Allen Douglas)
Vancouver Canucks’ Jake Virtanen skates during the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game on Monday, September 28, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C.’s Jake Virtanen set to be bought out by Vancouver Canucks amid sex assault accusation

NHL club places player on unconditional waivers, has been on leave since May 1 since allegations

Vancouver Canucks’ Jake Virtanen skates during the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game on Monday, September 28, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Calgary Hitmen defenceman and Nashville Predators prospect Luke Prokop became the first player under an NHL contract to come out as gay when he made the announcement on July 19. (Photo courtesy of Luke Prokop/ Twitter)

First openly gay, NHL-contracted player gained insight from B.C. agent

Nashville prospect Luke Prokop consulted Bayne Pettinger before coming out

Calgary Hitmen defenceman and Nashville Predators prospect Luke Prokop became the first player under an NHL contract to come out as gay when he made the announcement on July 19. (Photo courtesy of Luke Prokop/ Twitter)
This Jan. 6, 2019, file photo shows Arizona Coyotes defenceman Oliver Ekman-Larsson. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso, File)

Canucks send No. 9 pick to Coyotes, receive Ekman-Larsson, Garland in blockbuster deal

Trade also includes Vancouver forwards Jay Beagle, Loui Eriksson and Antoine Roussel

This Jan. 6, 2019, file photo shows Arizona Coyotes defenceman Oliver Ekman-Larsson. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso, File)
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Abbotsford Canucks schedule released

Friday night will be hockey night in Abbotsford this season

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Canada’s Owen Power in action during the Ice Hockey World Championship final match between Finland and Canada at the Arena in Riga, Latvia, on June 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Sergei Grits

NHL prepares for second straight virtual entry draft

Toronto Maple Leafs dealt their first-round selection to the Columbus Blue Jackets in April

Canada’s Owen Power in action during the Ice Hockey World Championship final match between Finland and Canada at the Arena in Riga, Latvia, on June 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Sergei Grits
FILE - Edmonton Oilers’ Adam Larsson (6) is shown during an NHL hockey game against the Vancouver Canucks in Vancouver, British Columbia, in this Monday, May 3, 2021, file photo. Adam Larsson and Chris Driedger are going to the Seattle Kraken in the expansion draft. (AP Photo/Nick Didlick, File)

Seattle Kraken sets first roster, will open season at Vegas

‘I envisioned this a lot of different ways and this is unbelievable’

FILE - Edmonton Oilers’ Adam Larsson (6) is shown during an NHL hockey game against the Vancouver Canucks in Vancouver, British Columbia, in this Monday, May 3, 2021, file photo. Adam Larsson and Chris Driedger are going to the Seattle Kraken in the expansion draft. (AP Photo/Nick Didlick, File)
South Surrey’s Michael Rasmussen in action with Detroit Red Wings. (Photo: nhl.com)

Surrey’s Rasmussen signs 3-year deal with Detroit Red Wings

Contract extension worth $1.46 million annually, on average, according to PuckPedia website

South Surrey’s Michael Rasmussen in action with Detroit Red Wings. (Photo: nhl.com)
Abbotsford Centre will host a pre-season game featuring the Vancouver Canucks and the Calgary Flames. (Canucks Twitter photo)

Vancouver Canucks training camp set for Abbotsford

First time Abbotsford has hosted camp, Abbotsford Centre hosts pre-season game on Sept. 27

Abbotsford Centre will host a pre-season game featuring the Vancouver Canucks and the Calgary Flames. (Canucks Twitter photo)
Surrey-area NHL draft prospects Carson Latimer (left) and Caedan Bankier. (Latimer photo: Oil Kings/Andy Devlin; Bankier photo: Kamloops Blazers/Allen Douglas)

Surrey NHL hockey prospects excited for draft after one short, challenging season

Caedan Bankier and Carson Latimer make final Prospect Rankings ahead of entry draft July 23-24

Surrey-area NHL draft prospects Carson Latimer (left) and Caedan Bankier. (Latimer photo: Oil Kings/Andy Devlin; Bankier photo: Kamloops Blazers/Allen Douglas)
Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos holds up the Stanley Cup as the team celebrates their Stanley Cup victory with a boat parade Monday, July 12, 2021 in Tampa, Fla. (Dirk Shadd/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

Lightning dent Stanley Cup after another Tampa boat parade

Stanley Cup will go to Montreal after all, albeit only for some repairs

Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos holds up the Stanley Cup as the team celebrates their Stanley Cup victory with a boat parade Monday, July 12, 2021 in Tampa, Fla. (Dirk Shadd/Tampa Bay Times via AP)
The Abbotsford AHL team franchise name, colour and logo will now not be announced until July 14 after the Canucks delayed the announcement the evening before they had originally planned to. (Canucks Twitter photo)

Vancouver Canucks delay Abbotsford AHL team announcements

Canucks will now reveal team name, logo and colours on July 14 instead of July 9

The Abbotsford AHL team franchise name, colour and logo will now not be announced until July 14 after the Canucks delayed the announcement the evening before they had originally planned to. (Canucks Twitter photo)