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The Vancouver Canucks are a professional ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League . The Canucks play their home games at Rogers Arena, formerly known as General Motors Place, which has an official capacity of 18,860. Henrik Sedin is currently the captain of the team, Willie Desjardins is the head coach and Jim Benning is the general manager.

Vancouver Canucks
2016–17 Vancouver Canucks season
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Conference Western
Division Pacific
Founded 1945 (PCHL)
1970 (as NHL expansion team)
History Vancouver Canucks
1945–1952 (PCHL)
Vancouver Canucks
1952–1970 (WHL)
Vancouver Canucks
1970–present (NHL)
Home arena Rogers Arena
City Vancouver, British Columbia
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Colours Blue, green, white
              
Media Sportsnet Pacific
Sportsnet One
TSN Radio 1040
Owner(s) Canucks Sports & Entertainment
(Francesco Aquilini, Chairman)
General manager Jim Benning
Head coach Willie Desjardins
Captain Henrik Sedin
Minor league affiliates Utica Comets (AHL)
Alaska Aces (ECHL)
Stanley Cups 0
Conference championships 3 (1981–82, 1993–94, 2010–11)
Presidents' Trophy 2 (2010–11, 2011–12)
Division championships 10 (1974–75, 1991–92, 1992–93, 2003–04, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13)
Official website www.nhl.com/canucks

The Vancouver Canucks are a professional ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Canucks play their home games at Rogers Arena, formerly known as General Motors Place, which has an official capacity of 18,860. Henrik Sedin is currently the captain of the team, Willie Desjardins is the head coach and Jim Benning is the general manager.

The Canucks joined the league in 1970 as an expansion team along with the Buffalo Sabres. In its NHL history, the team has advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals three times, losing to the New York Islanders in 1982, the New York Rangers in 1994 and the Boston Bruins in 2011. They have won the Presidents' Trophy in back-to-back seasons as the team with the league's best regular season record in the 2010–11 and 2011–12 seasons. They won three division titles as a member of the Smythe Division from 1974 to 1993, and seven titles as a member of the Northwest Division from 1998 to 2013.

The Canucks have retired four players' jerseys in their history — Stan Smyl (12), Trevor Linden (16), Markus Naslund (19) and Pavel Bure (10); all but Bure have served as team captain. Smyl has the distinction of being the only Canuck to have his jersey number retired at their former arena, the Pacific Coliseum, as well as the only Canuck to play his entire career with the team upon retiring it.

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