Against all odds the Vancouver Canucks ended up making it all the way to game seven of the second round during the 2020 postseason. Along the way, Canucks fans were treated to a roller-coaster ride of emotions. With that being said, the high points from that roller-coaster will leave fans salivating at the possibilities that the future has in store for this franchise.
Record Setting Postseason
This 2020 Canucks squad has cemented it’s place in franchise history for many reasons including their record breaking statistics. The most notable record set by a Canuck this offseason was awarded to Quinn Hughes. He became the highest scoring rookie defenceman in the history of the NHL postseason with a whooping 16 points.
Hughes set another record that Canucks’ fans may have not been aware of. Not only does he hold the record for most points by a rookie defenceman in the playoffs, he also holds the record for most points by a Canuck defenceman in a single postseason – let me put that in perspective.
Alex Edler, the most accomplished defenceman in franchise history has played in eight postseasons in his career. His high in points for a single playoff run came in 2011 when he scored 11 points in 25 games. Hughes (a rookie) had five more points than Edler in eight less games played.
This record was previously set by former NHLer Jeff Brown during Vancouver’s cup run in the 1994 postseason. Brown posted 15 points in 24 games. Hughes will be looking to top this record yet again as he establishes himself as one of the most dynamic blue liners in franchise history.
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