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Here's what Canucks players have been up to this summer (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

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Harman Dayal Aug 10, 2018 11:31 am 164

It’s always a long summer when you miss the playoffs.

We’re about three months into the Canucks’ offseason, and as it turns out, golfing isn’t the only things players do during the summer.

With that in mind, let’s turn to social media to reconnect with the Vancouver Canucks.

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Anders Nilsson

No Canuck has had a busier summer than Anders Nilsson.

After backstopping Sweden to a gold medal at the World Championships, Nilsson continued the dream summer by marrying the love of his life.

Even during these busy times, Nilsson has found time to advocate for a tremendous cause.

Byt om, kom ut! 🏳️‍🌈🌈💪 @sportbladet

A post shared by Anders Nilsson (@andersnilsson31) on

Nilsson spoke to Swedish media about his support for the LGBTQ community. In a conservative community like the NHL, it’s great to see someone taking a step forward in promoting acceptance.

Sven Baertschi

Speaking of weddings, Sven Baertschi tied the knot with long-time girlfriend Laura Calvert.

Michael Del Zotto

It was wedding season in Ontario too, as defenceman Michael Del Zotto was in attendance when his former roommate in junior, John Tavares, tied the knot.

Jake Virtanen

It’s all business for Jake Virtanen this summer, as he looks like a man on a mission; working tirelessly on the ice with YouTube stickhandling star Pavel Barber.

@heybarber 🏒🥅

A post shared by Jacob Virtanen (@jakevirtanen18) on

He also partnered with Head and Shoulders in a most obvious ‘I’m reading off a script’ promo video.

Ben Hutton

Another Canuck hard at work has been Ben Hutton, who compiled some gym clips in this epic workout video.

The boys buzzing heading into the weekend @felhaber29 @tonygrecotg

A post shared by Ben Hutton (@bhutt10) on

Nikolay Goldobin

In a league that features cookie-cutter personalities, Nikolay Goldobin might just be one of the greatest off-ice characters.

🥇🏓

A post shared by Nikolay Goldobin (@goldy_78) on

Brock Boeser

Brock Boeser appears to be recovering well after a scary injury that ended his season early, sniping goals in Da Beauty League.

He’s working out daily back home in Minnesota where he’s renting a house along with three of his old high school buddies.

Pretty sweet vid @maeckitcount threw together after 30 mins of surfing 🏄

A post shared by Brock Boeser (@bboeser) on

Jacob Markstrom

Jacob Markstrom has had a busy offseason.

Along with Flames’ forward Elias Lindholm and a few others, Markstrom traveled to Russia to support Sweden during the FIFA World Cup.

Next stop saint Petersburg 🇷🇺 Sweden vs Switzerland #worldcup2018

A post shared by Jacob Markstrom (@markstrom25) on

Antoine Roussel

New Canuck Antoine Roussel is currently in Montreal, catching a little bit of tennis during the Rogers Cup.

Bo Horvat

Bo Horvat may have been busy representing Canada at the World Championships in Denmark, but he still made lots of time for his girlfriend Holly, his dog Gus, and the rest of his family.

Mother’s Day dinner in Denmark 🇩🇰

A post shared by Bo Horvat (@bohorvat) on

He also attended Sven Baertschi’s wedding in Portland. Here he is on a big bike with Brandon Sutter, Luca Sbisa, and their significant others.

horvat sutter sbisa bike canucks

Image: Bo Horvat / Instagram

Troy Stecher

Troy Stecher signed a new contract this summer, which helped pay for this European vacation with his girlfriend.

Je parle un peu du française, mais j’oublie beaucoup.

A post shared by Troy Stecher (@troystecher) on

Elias Pettersson

Elias Pettersson is doing his best to put on weight this summer.

Paris is treating me well🇫🇷

A post shared by Elias Pettersson (@_eliaspettersson) on

Quinn Hughes

The big news for Quinn Hughes this summer was getting drafted, and recruiting his younger Jack to Canucks Nation too? Dare to dream…

Go Nucks .. so proud of this guy #7thovie

A post shared by JACK HUGHES (@jackhughes_) on

Sam Gagner

Surf’s up for Sam Gagner in Malibu.

Great weekend in Malibu 🇺🇸🏄🤙🏻 #SS #Pitted #Shred #SurfsUp

A post shared by Sam Gagner (@sgagner89) on

Erik Gudbranson

Erik Gudbranson has been cheering on his mother Donna as she runs in the Ottawa municipal election.

His family got to share in the success of his younger brother Alex, who was part of the Calder Cup champion Toronto Marlies.

gudbranson summer

Image: Erik Gudbranson / Instagram

Markus Granlund

Here’s a picture of Markus Granlund playing street hockey back in Finland.

#sthockeytour

A post shared by Markus Granlund (@amgeee) on

Brendan Leipsic

Horvat and Stecher aren’t the only ones with adorable pets, as Brendan Leipsic proves with this picture with his dog.

Thx @gleipsic for billeting my son this season. #summertime

A post shared by brendan leipsic (@leipah) on

Adam Gaudette

Adam Gaudette started his summer off by throwing the first pitch at a Boston Red Sox game.

Here he is showing off his hockey-themed sleeve tattoo while enjoying the summer weather back home in Massachusetts.

Sundaze ☀️

A post shared by Adam Gaudette (@gaudette18) on

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Harman Dayal
Daily Hive sports contributor.

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