1986–87 Vancouver Canucks season

The 1986–87 Vancouver Canucks season was the team's 17th in the National Hockey League (NHL).

1986–87 Vancouver Canucks
Division5th Smythe
Conference10th Campbell
1986–87 record29–43–8
Home record17-19-4
Road record12-24-4
Goals for282
Goals against314
Team information
General managerJack Gordon
CoachTom Watt
CaptainStan Smyl
Alternate captainsBrent Peterson
Doug Lidster
Barry Pederson
ArenaPacific Coliseum
Average attendance10,406
Team leaders
GoalsTony Tanti (41)
AssistsBarry Pederson (52)
PointsTony Tanti (79)
Penalty minutesGarth Butcher (207)
WinsRichard Brodeur (20)
Goals against averageRichard Brodeur (3.59)

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Smythe Division[1]
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Edmonton Oilers 80 50 24 6 372 284 106
Calgary Flames 80 46 31 3 318 289 95
Winnipeg Jets 80 40 32 8 279 271 88
Los Angeles Kings 80 31 41 8 318 341 70
Vancouver Canucks 80 29 43 8 282 314 66

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against
Note: Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Schedule and resultsEdit

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 11, 1986 4–3 St. Louis Blues (1986–87) 1–0–0
2 L October 13, 1986 1–7 Quebec Nordiques (1986–87) 1–1–0
3 L October 15, 1986 2–3 @ New Jersey Devils (1986–87) 1–2–0
4 L October 16, 1986 2–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1986–87) 1–3–0
5 L October 18, 1986 1–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) 1–4–0
6 W October 22, 1986 5–1 Boston Bruins (1986–87) 2–4–0
7 T October 24, 1986 2–2 OT Chicago Blackhawks (1986–87) 2–4–1
8 L October 26, 1986 2–3 @ Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) 2–5–1
9 L October 28, 1986 2–5 Washington Capitals (1986–87) 2–6–1
10 L October 31, 1986 2–6 Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) 2–7–1
11 L November 2, 1986 3–5 Montreal Canadiens (1986–87) 2–8–1
12 T November 4, 1986 2–2 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1986–87) 2–8–2
13 L November 5, 1986 2–3 @ Washington Capitals (1986–87) 2–9–2
14 W November 7, 1986 7–6 @ Buffalo Sabres (1986–87) 3–9–2
15 W November 8, 1986 5–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1986–87) 4–9–2
16 L November 11, 1986 3–5 @ Calgary Flames (1986–87) 4–10–2
17 L November 12, 1986 3–4 Hartford Whalers (1986–87) 4–11–2
18 L November 14, 1986 2–3 Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) 4–12–2
19 W November 18, 1986 5–0 Calgary Flames (1986–87) 5–12–2
20 L November 21, 1986 5–8 New York Rangers (1986–87) 5–13–2
21 L November 22, 1986 2–5 @ Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) 5–14–2
22 W November 25, 1986 11–5 Los Angeles Kings (1986–87) 6–14–2
23 W November 26, 1986 5–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1986–87) 7–14–2
24 L November 29, 1986 3–6 Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) 7–15–2
25 L December 2, 1986 2–4 Chicago Blackhawks (1986–87) 7–16–2
26 L December 5, 1986 3–4 New York Islanders (1986–87) 7–17–2
27 W December 7, 1986 3–1 @ Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) 8–17–2
28 L December 9, 1986 3–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1986–87) 8–18–2
29 L December 11, 1986 2–4 @ Boston Bruins (1986–87) 8–19–2
30 T December 13, 1986 2–2 OT @ Hartford Whalers (1986–87) 8–19–3
31 W December 14, 1986 7–3 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1986–87) 9–19–3
32 L December 17, 1986 4–5 Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) 9–20–3
33 L December 19, 1986 2–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) 9–21–3
34 L December 20, 1986 3–5 Calgary Flames (1986–87) 9–22–3
35 W December 23, 1986 6–4 Los Angeles Kings (1986–87) 10–22–3
36 W December 27, 1986 4–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1986–87) 11–22–3
37 L December 30, 1986 3–7 Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) 11–23–3
38 T January 2, 1987 3–3 OT Los Angeles Kings (1986–87) 11–23–4
39 L January 4, 1987 2–4 @ Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) 11–24–4
40 L January 6, 1987 2–3 @ Quebec Nordiques (1986–87) 11–25–4
41 W January 7, 1987 3–2 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1986–87) 12–25–4
42 T January 10, 1987 2–2 OT @ New Jersey Devils (1986–87) 12–25–5
43 L January 11, 1987 3–8 @ New York Rangers (1986–87) 12–26–5
44 L January 14, 1987 0–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1986–87) 12–27–5
45 W January 16, 1987 9–5 Calgary Flames (1986–87) 13–27–5
46 W January 17, 1987 4–3 @ Calgary Flames (1986–87) 14–27–5
47 L January 19, 1987 4–5 @ Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) 14–28–5
48 W January 21, 1987 5–3 New York Rangers (1986–87) 15–28–5
49 L January 23, 1987 0–6 Pittsburgh Penguins (1986–87) 15–29–5
50 T January 27, 1987 4–4 OT Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) 15–29–6
51 L January 28, 1987 3–7 @ Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) 15–30–6
52 L January 30, 1987 3–4 New Jersey Devils (1986–87) 15–31–6
53 L February 1, 1987 3–4 Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) 15–32–6
54 W February 3, 1987 4–2 @ Calgary Flames (1986–87) 16–32–6
55 W February 4, 1987 4–1 New York Islanders (1986–87) 17–32–6
56 T February 6, 1987 2–2 OT St. Louis Blues (1986–87) 17–32–7
57 L February 8, 1987 2–3 Calgary Flames (1986–87) 17–33–7
58 T February 14, 1987 3–3 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1986–87) 17–33–8
59 W February 17, 1987 4–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1986–87) 18–33–8
60 L February 18, 1987 3–7 @ Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) 18–34–8
61 L February 20, 1987 3–6 Washington Capitals (1986–87) 18–35–8
62 W February 22, 1987 3–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1986–87) 19–35–8
63 L February 24, 1987 0–2 @ Calgary Flames (1986–87) 19–36–8
64 L February 26, 1987 4–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) 19–37–8
65 L February 28, 1987 6–8 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1986–87) 19–38–8
66 W March 1, 1987 4–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (1986–87) 20–38–8
67 L March 4, 1987 5–8 Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) 20–39–8
68 W March 6, 1987 4–1 Montreal Canadiens (1986–87) 21–39–8
69 L March 8, 1987 2–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1986–87) 21–40–8
70 W March 10, 1987 7–4 Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) 22–40–8
71 W March 13, 1987 6–4 Buffalo Sabres (1986–87) 23–40–8
72 W March 17, 1987 4–2 Quebec Nordiques (1986–87) 24–40–8
73 W March 20, 1987 6–5 OT Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) 25–40–8
74 L March 22, 1987 2–3 @ Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) 25–41–8
75 W March 26, 1987 5–2 @ New York Islanders (1986–87) 26–41–8
76 L March 28, 1987 1–2 @ Boston Bruins (1986–87) 26–42–8
77 L March 29, 1987 4–7 @ Hartford Whalers (1986–87) 26–43–8
78 W April 1, 1987 8–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1986–87) 27–43–8
79 W April 3, 1987 6–4 Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) 28–43–8
80 W April 5, 1987 5–2 Los Angeles Kings (1986–87) 29–43–8

PlayoffsEdit

Player statisticsEdit

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

Draft picksEdit

Vancouver's draft picks at the 1986 NHL Entry Draft held at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec.

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 7 Dan Woodley   United States Portland Winter Hawks (WHL)
3 49 Don Gibson   Canada Winkler Flyers (MJHL)
4 70 Ronnie Stern   Canada Longueuil Chevaliers (QMJHL)
5 91 Eric Murano   Canada Calgary Canucks (AJHL)
6 112 Steve Herniman   Canada Cornwall Royals (OHL)
7 133 Jon Helgeson   United States Roseau High School (USHS-MN)
8 154 Jeff Noble   Canada Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
9 175 Matt Merten   Canada Stratford Cullitons (WOJBHL)
10 196 Marc Lyons   Canada Kingston Canadians (OHL)
11 217 Todd Hawkins   Canada Belleville Bulls (OHL)
12 238 Vladimir Krutov   Soviet Union CSKA Moscow (USSR)
S2 10 David Gourlie   Canada University of Denver (WCHA)

Farm teamsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 153. ISBN 9781894801225.

External linksEdit