Sedin jersey retirement details revealed in Canucks' 2019-20 regular season schedule

Jun 25 2019, 11:58 pm

There won’t be a dry eye in the house on February 12 when the Chicago Blackhawks come to town.

That’s when Henrik and Daniel Sedin will see their numbers raised to the rafters at Rogers Arena, in what promises to be one of the most memorable nights in franchise history.

The Vancouver Canucks revealed ‘Sedin Celebration Week’ plans and more, as their 50th anniversary season schedule was released on Tuesday.

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The Canucks will start the season on the road, playing the Edmonton Oilers on October 2 and Calgary Flames on October 5. The home opener is set for October 9 against the Los Angeles Kings – the same date and opponent as the Canucks’ first-ever game at the Pacific Coliseum in 1970.

Alex Burrows will also be honoured next season, as he joins the Ring of Honour. When exactly that will happen is still undetermined, as the team needs to wait for the AHL schedule to be released, as Burrows is now an assistant coach with the Montreal Canadiens’ affiliate in Laval.

The popular 1990s black skate jersey will make its triumphant return on January 4, appropriately against the New York Rangers.

The Canucks also announced a number of theme nights for next season, including the return of popular celebrations for Diwali (October 25 vs Washington Capitals) and Lunar New Year (January 18 vs San Jose Sharks).

Sedin Celebration Week includes a night to recognize four players who currently have their jerseys retired — Stan Smyl, Trevor Linden, Markus Naslund, and Pavel Bure — on February 10 when they play the Nashville Predators.

After the Sedins’ numbers are retired on February 12, the Canucks will recognize the twins’ off-ice contributions in the community during a matinee game against the Anaheim Ducks on February 16.

Here’s a look at all the theme nights:

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Tickets are not yet on sale, but the Canucks are offering a pre-sale opportunity for theme nights (including the Sedin jersey retirement night) that you can sign up for in advance.

Other fun facts about the schedule:

  • The Toronto Maple Leafs will visit on Tuesday, December 10, and for the first time in recent memory, the game will be played at 7 pm
  • Canucks hosting three matinee games this season (Nov 10 vs New Jersey, Feb 16 vs Anaheim, and Mar 15 vs Winnipeg)
  • Vancouver will get eight full days off between January 18 and 27, as the All-Star break coincides with their CBA-mandated bye week
  • The longest homestand February 8 to 22, which includes the Sedin celebration
  • They’ll have 13 road trips, with a six-game trip in November being their longest
  • The Canucks have 12 back-to-back games on their schedule, which is at or below the league average

This year’s schedule is a huge improvement on last season’s in terms of allowing for rest.

On only one occasion will the Canucks return home to face a rested team. Last season, that scenario happened 11 times.

The Canucks will face a tired team at home on 11 occasions, which is 10 more than last year.

Here’s the full 2019-20 regular season schedule:

Wed Oct 2 at EDM 7:00 PM
Sat Oct 5 at CGY 7:00 PM
Wed Oct 9 vs LAK 7:00 PM
Sat Oct 12 vs PHI 7:00 PM
Tue Oct 15 vs DET 7:00 PM
Thu Oct 17 at STL 5:00 PM
Sat Oct 19 at NJD 10:00 AM
Sun Oct 20 at NYR 10:00 AM
Tue Oct 22 at DET 4:30 PM
Fri Oct 25 vs WSH 7:00 PM
Mon Oct 28 vs FLA 7:00 PM
Wed Oct 30 at LAK 7:30 PM
Fri Nov 1 at ANA 7:00 PM
Sat Nov 2 at SJS 7:00 PM
Tue Nov 5 vs STL 7:00 PM
Thu Nov 7 at CHI 5:30 PM
Fri Nov 8 at WPG 5:00 PM
Sun Nov 10 vs NJD 1:00 PM
Tue Nov 12 vs NSH 7:00 PM
Thu Nov 14 vs DAL 7:00 PM
Sat Nov 16 vs COL 7:00 PM
Tue Nov 19 at DAL 5:30 PM
Thu Nov 21 at NSH 5:00 PM
Sat Nov 23 at WSH 9:30 AM
Mon Nov 25 at PHI 4:00 PM
Wed Nov 27 at PIT 4:00 PM
Sat Nov 30 at EDM 7:00 PM
Sun Dec 1 vs EDM 7:00 PM
Tue Dec 3 vs OTT 7:00 PM
Sat Dec 7 vs BUF 1:00 PM
Tue Dec 10 vs TOR 7:00 PM
Thu Dec 12 vs CAR 7:00 PM
Sat Dec 14 at SJS 7:00 PM
Sun Dec 15 at VGK 5:00 PM
Tue Dec 17 vs MTL 7:00 PM
Thu Dec 19 vs VGK 7:00 PM
Sat Dec 21 vs PIT 7:00 PM
Mon Dec 23 vs EDM 7:00 PM
Sat Dec 28 vs LAK 7:00 PM
Sun Dec 29 at CGY 6:30 PM
Wed Jan 2 vs CHI 7:00 PM
Fri Jan 4 vs NYR 7:00 PM
Mon Jan 7 at TBL 4:00 PM
Wed Jan 9 at FLA 4:00 PM
Fri Jan 11 at BUF 10:00 AM
Sat Jan 12 at MIN 1:00 PM
Mon Jan 14 at WPG 5:00 PM
Wed Jan 16 vs ARI 7:00 PM
Fri Jan 18 vs SJS 7:00 PM
Sun Jan 27 vs STL 7:00 PM
Tue Jan 29 at SJS 7:30 PM
Fri Feb 1 at NYI 10:00 AM
Sat Feb 2 at CAR 11:00 AM
Mon Feb 4 at BOS 4:00 PM
Wed Feb 6 at MIN 5:00 PM
Fri Feb 8 vs CGY 7:00 PM
Sun Feb 10 vs NSH 7:00 PM
Tue Feb 12 vs CHI 7:30 PM
Sat Feb 16 vs ANA 2:00 PM
Tue Feb 19 vs MIN 7:30 PM
Fri Feb 22 vs BOS 7:00 PM
Mon Feb 25 at MTL 4:00 PM
Wed Feb 27 at OTT 4:30 PM
Sat Feb 29 at TOR 4:00 PM
Fri Mar 1 at CBJ 4:00 PM
Mon Mar 4 vs ARI 7:30 PM
Wed Mar 6 vs COL 7:00 PM
Fri Mar 8 vs CBJ 7:00 PM
Sun Mar 10 vs NYI 7:00 PM
Tue Mar 12 at ARI 6:30 PM
Wed Mar 13 at COL 5:00 PM
Fri Mar 15 vs WPG 5:00 PM
Mon Mar 18 vs TBL 7:00 PM
Wed Mar 20 at ANA 7:00 PM
Thu Mar 21 at LAK 7:00 PM
Sat Mar 23 at VGK 7:00 PM
Mon Mar 25 vs SJS 7:00 PM
Wed Mar 27 vs CGY 7:00 PM
Thu Mar 28 vs ANA 7:00 PM
Sat Mar 30 at DAL 5:30 PM
Tue Apr 2 at ARI 6:00 PM
Thu Apr 4 vs VGK 7:00 PM
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