#TBT: The Brothers Canucks

A new feature here on CanucksCorner.com, I thought I’d share some stories, interesting and quirky facts regarding the Vancouver Canucks. Some cool things from Canucks teams past to share with you each and every Thursday.  

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The most famous brothers to ever play for the Canucks without any question are Henrik and Daniel Sedin (above). It’s definitely safe to say they are probably the most successful in terms of their careers with the Canucks. Both have won the Art Ross Trophy. Henrik won the Hart Trophy and Daniel took home the Ted Lindsay trophy. When it’s probably all said and done, the Sedin twins will probably have a strangle hold on all club offensive records. However, they aren’t the first brother combination to ever play for the Canucks. Here is a look back on some brothers that both played for the Vancouver Canucks. 

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 John and Larry Gould played for the Canucks from 1973-1974. John Gould played for Vancouver again in 1976-1977. John Gould has also played for the Atlanta Flames and the Buffalo Sabres. Larry played most of his pro career down in the minors with the only the one stint with the Vancouver Canucks. 

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NY Islanders bench boss, Jack Capuano and his brother, Dave Capuano played together from 1990-1991. Dave played here here a season prior as well and with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Tampa Bay Lightning and ending his player career with the San Jose Sharks.  Meanwhile, older brother Jack, also played for the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins. 

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Russ and Geoff Courtnall are probably the second most famous out of the Canucks brothers tandems. The Canucks acquired Geoff from the St. Louis Blues in the 1990-1991 season. He was an integral part of th 1994 Cup run team. Russ Courtnall joined his older brother in 1995 and played in a Canucks uniform for another season after he initially was brought in. Russ is probably best known playing for the Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens but has made stops with the Minnesota/Dallas Stars, the New York Rangers and the LA Kings. Geoff started his career with the Boston Bruins and also played with Edmonton Oilers, Washington Capitals and of course the St. Louis Blues. 

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Last but not least, the Sweatt brothers, Lee and Billy. Although both their stints with the Canucks weren’t long, they have been memorable with the help of social media.  Lee Sweatt has been retired as a hockey player since 2011 while Billy is playing in Sweden with Brynas IF Galve.

There have been Canucks players who have had siblings play for other teams like Rich Sutter had all his brothers all over the league, but it’s pretty cool to see five sets of brothers who have all played for the Canucks either together or at different times. A little #ThrowbackThursday- Brotherly Love. 

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Welcome to the new Canucks Corner!

Hi everyone, and welcome to what is still a work in progress. Canucks Corner is starting it’s 12th season on the internet, and we’re taking things in a new direction.

Several years ago now, Tom Benjamin approached me with the idea of adding a blog to Canucks Corner. I didn’t even know what a blog was. Today, Tom’s blog is one of the most popular and respected on the internet. He apparently saw the future, because today blogs are everywhere.

This year we’re joining the fun. In the years I have run this site, I have had the pleasure of reading and hosting great insight from all sorts of Canucks fans. Not the mainstream media stuff, but passionate and informative perspectives from the fans. The idea with this new direction for the site is to have a group of these outstanding contributors as authors of this blog, and to create a Canucks “Fanzine” of sorts for Canucks fans, by Canucks fans.

Another exciting development for this season is that CanucksCorner.com was asked to participate in the new Fanzone section at Canucks.com. Part of their vision is to unite the best fan contributors on the web, and form a “fan branch” of the media so to speak. This blog will aid in that effort and eventually we hope to be providing some cool features as the Fanzone grows and develops over the next little while.

George Fawcett’s outstanding Canucks History database is still here and is new and improved. Tom’s Blog is of course still going strong.

I think/hope that you are going to like the new format. I am excited about it and it could be a really good year for the site.

For now, please bear with us as we get the rest of the site up to speed with our new format.