Canucks players ranked based on their social media game

Nov 25 2020, 3:57 pm

Adam Gaudette and his wife, Micaela, achieved what I believe to be a first in Canucks history on Tuesday, making international news via TikTok.

A video uploaded by the couple went viral, beyond British Columbia and certainly outside the realm of hockey news.

“I woke up to a bunch of people telling me our TikTok kick in the face video is all over Australian news,” said Micaela in a Tuesday morning tweet. “Happy people all over the world can get a kick out of it.”

Kudos to the Gaudettes for putting themselves out there, showing off a hilarious moment from their wedding.

But there’s stiff competition on the Canucks social media power rankings.

Here are 16 Canucks players who are active on social media, ranked from worst to best.

16. Olli Juolevi

 

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Olli Juolevi has played in just one NHL game, matching the number of posts he has on Instagram.

15. Micheal Ferland

 

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He’s not the most active Canuck on Instagram, but Micheal Ferland does find time to post photos of his wife and kids, and in March he celebrated being six years sober.

14. JT Miller

 

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New to the social media game, JT Miller announced his arrival to Instagram back in January. He’s getting the hang of it.

13. Zack MacEwen

 

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Anytime you can entertain us with toilet paper, you deserve our respect.

12. Tanner Pearson

 

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Tanner Pearson is a wholesome content producing machine.

11. Antoine Roussel

 

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Antoine Roussel combines his two favourite pastimes on social media, hockey and making maple syrup. That’s true for him on Instagram and Twitter.

He also posted this all-timer of his son back near the start of the pandemic:

 

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10. Jordie Benn

 

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If you like babies and beards, Jordie Benn has you covered.

9. Quinn Hughes

 

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Unlike his game on the ice, there’s a lot of room to improve for Quinn Hughes on social media. The Step Brothers pose was outstanding though.

8. Jake Virtanen

 

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Jake Virtanen often gives fans a glimpse into his personal life through Insta-stories.

His Twitter game is unintentionally hilarious too.

“Jake Virtanen here.” GOLD.

7. Thatcher Demko

 

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Thatcher Demko’s offseason content will make you jealous that you’re not hanging out with him on the beach in San Diego. Otherwise, worth a follow.

6. Brock Boeser

 

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From quality time with his dad, Duke, to hanging out with his buddies by the lake in Minnesota, Brock Boeser is a beauty on and off the ice.

5. Tyler Motte

 

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From showing off his Halloween costumes to promoting mental health initiatives, the real magic in Tyler Motte’s social media game is engagement with fans.

It was through social media that led to Motte appearing on The Broadscast, an all-female Canucks podcast.

4. Nate Schmidt

 

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From hitting dingers on a residential street to busting out his best dance moves at home, new Canucks defenceman Nate Schmidt does it all with a big grin on his face.

 

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3. Bo Horvat

 

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The consummate family man, fans can name you every member of the Horvat household: Bo, Holly, Gunnar, and Gus.

2. Adam Gaudette

 

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We’ll give Adam Gaudette partial credit for the hilarious @gaudsquad TikTok account, because certainly his wife, Micaela, deserves most of the praise for it.

@gaudsquadHow my husband ruined our wedding part 1🥰🤗 ##men :/ ##wedding♬ Oh No – Kreepa

Gaudette is a quadruple threat, engaging with fans on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and even Twitch, where he shows off his video game skills.

1. Elias Pettersson

 

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From showing off his fashion to hanging out with the On the Bench boys, Elias Pettersson is an emerging social media star.

And he even does requests:

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