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.
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.
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.
Speaking of weddings, Sven Baertschi tied the knot with long-time girlfriend Laura Calvert.
What an unforgettable weekend marrying my best friend and celebrating it with our friends!! And of course our ring Bear 😉 pic.twitter.com/B4EFwy7I1s
— Sven Baertschi (@SvenBaertschi) July 16, 2018
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.
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.
He also partnered with Head and Shoulders in a most obvious ‘I’m reading off a script’ promo video.
Another Canuck hard at work has been Ben Hutton, who compiled some gym clips in this epic workout video.
In a league that features cookie-cutter personalities, Nikolay Goldobin might just be one of the greatest off-ice characters.
Brock Boeser appears to be recovering well after a scary injury that ended his season early, sniping goals in Da Beauty League.
— Da Beauty League (@DaBeautyLeague) July 11, 2018
He’s working out daily back home in Minnesota where he’s renting a house along with three of his old high school buddies.
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.
New Canuck Antoine Roussel is currently in Montreal, catching a little bit of tennis during the Rogers Cup.
— Alize Cornet (@alizecornet) August 5, 2018
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.
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.
Troy Stecher signed a new contract this summer, which helped pay for this European vacation with his girlfriend.
Elias Pettersson is doing his best to put on weight this summer.
The big news for Quinn Hughes this summer was getting drafted, and recruiting his younger Jack to Canucks Nation too? Dare to dream…
Surf’s up for Sam Gagner in Malibu.
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.
Here’s a picture of Markus Granlund playing street hockey back in Finland.
Horvat and Stecher aren’t the only ones with adorable pets, as Brendan Leipsic proves with this picture with his dog.
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.