Vancouver Canucks Career Goal Scoring Leaders
The Vancouver Canucks have been an NHL team since 1971, and have never won a Stanley Cup, though they have been competitive many years and have lost in the Stanley Cup finals twice. The team has also put some great players on the ice over the years, and what follows is a list of the Canucks’ all-time leading goal scorers to date:
Markus Naslund (346)—Left wing Markus Naslund has played most of his NHL career in Vancouver, from 1995 to 2008, and Naslund tops the list of all-time goal scorers for the Canucks with 346. He scored 40 or more goals three times, and Naslund’s best season was 2002-03, when he had career highs in goals (48), assists (56) and total points (104).
Trevor Linden (318)—Right wing Trevor Linden had two stints with the Canucks—from 1988 to 1998 and again from 2001 to 2008. Linden ranks second in franchise history with 318 goals scored, and he scored 30 or more goals six times while with Vancouver. Linden’s best season was 1995-96, when he tied a career best with 33 goals, and added career highs in assists (47) and total points (80).
Stan Smyl (262)—Right wing Stan Smyl played his entire career in Vancouver, from 1978 to 1991, and he ranks third in team history with 262 goals scored. Smyl had his best season in 1982-83, when he had career highs in goals (38), assists (50) and total points (88).
Pavel Bure (254)—Right wing Pavel Bure played just seven seasons in Vancouver, from 1991 to 1998, and over that time racked up 254 goals, ranking him third in Canucks’ history. Bure tied a career best of 60 goals scored twice with the Canucks, in 1992-93 and in 1993-94. His best season was arguably 1992-93, when Bure had 50 assists for 110 total points, both career highs.Tony Tanti (250)—Right wing Tony Tanti played for Vancouver from 1982 to 1990, and he ranks fifth in franchise history with 250 goals. Tanti scored 40 or more goals three times with the Canucks, and his best season was 1983-84, when he had career highs in goals (45), assists (41) and total points (86).