Canucks: The best player to wear each jersey number

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41. Andrew Alberts, 2010-2013

There weren’t a lot of options for 41 , but Andrew Alberts was a reliable stay-at-home defenceman who arrived ahead of the 2010 trade deadline. He racked up 126 penalty minutes over 134 games with the Canucks. His career came to an end in a game against Calgary in 2013 thanks to a Brian Mcgratten hit.

42. Kyle Wellwood, 2008-2010

Kyle Wellwood was a fan favourite in Vancouver. Though he was only 5-foot-10 and 181 pounds, Wellwood displayed some skill in his two seasons with the Canucks. Wellwood put up 32 goals and 52 points in 149 games during his two years in Vancouver.

43. Quinn Hughes, 2019-Present

Quinn Hughes is the only player to date to wear 43 for the Canucks. The smooth skating defenceman will be a force on the blue line for years to come.

44. Todd Bertuzzi, 1998-2006

Todd Bertuzzi was arguably the league’s best power forward in the early 2000s. As the right winger of the famous West Coast Express line, fans loved his big hits and the ability to light the lamp. His best season came in 2002-03, when Big Burt scored 46 goals and 97 points.

He ranks ninth in Canucks all time scoring with 449 points.

45. Jordan Schroeder, 2013-2014

A star for the United States at the World Juniors, Schroeder was drafted 22nd overall by the Canucks in 2009. Schroeder scored six goals and 15 points in two seasons with Vancouver

46. Nicklas Jensen, 2013-2015

Nicklas Jensen spent most of his tenure with the organization in the AHL. The No. 29 selection in the 2011 Draft managed a six-point campaign in 2013-14.

47. Sven Baertschi 2015-Present

Sven Baertschi could have been a consistent 20-goals and 40-point player in the NHL if it weren’t for the numerous injuries. At the time of this writing, it looks like his time with Vancouver is done. Baertschi’s best season was 2016-17, when he scored 18 goals and 35 points.

48. Bert Robertsson,1997-1999

Bert Robertsson was mainly a stay-at-home defenceman who played two seasons with the Canucks (1997-98 to 1998-99). He managed four goals and 10 points in those two years.

49. Darren Archibald, 2014-2018

He was mainly in Utica with the Comets, but Darren Archibald played a depth role with the Canucks when called up. He scored six goals and 14 points in 52 games spread across three seasons.

50. Brendan Gaunce, 2015-2019

Brendan Gaunce 117 games in Vancouver, tallying six goals and 15 points. He is the only player to wear 50 for the Canucks to date. Every time Gaunce scored it felt Halley’s Comet appeared because it rarely happened.