The Canucks haven’t formally announced their pre-season schedule yet, but other teams have and that allows us to piece together what Vancouver’s schedule will look like. It is obviously subject to change and additions, but it seems like that will be the full schedule above.
They will play 7 games in total, with two games against Calgary, Edmonton, and San Jose and then one contest against the Arizona Coyotes.
The Edmonton Oilers were first to announce their pre-season schedule on twitter on Tuesday, which gave us information on two of the games:
That revealed the Canucks hosting the Oilers on Wednesday September 28th, and then concluding their pre-season schedule with a visit to Rogers Place in Edmonton on Saturday October 8th.
Later in the afternoon, the Calgary Flames tweeted out their exhibition schedule:
— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) June 14, 2016
The Arizona Coyotes released their pre-season schedule via press release on Thursday afternoon, that revealed that the Canucks would be hosting the Coyotes on Monday October 3rd:
Later on Thursday afternoon, the San Jose Sharks announced their pre-season schedule with two games against the Canucks:
That puts the Canucks at seven preseason games total.
The Los Angeles Kings, Winnipeg Jets and Anaheim Ducks both announced their pre-season schedule with no contests against the Canucks. So, that eliminates the logical geographical opponents. There could be a game against another team but I would be surprised.
The only day that there could be a game would be Thursday Oct 5th, all other dates would result in three games in three nights.
With that, the Canucks pre-season schedule should be (obviously subject to change):
|Tues Sept 27||@ San Jose||7:30 PT|
|Wed Sept 28||vs Edmonton||7:00 PT|
|Fri Sept 30||@ Calgary||6:00 PT|
|Sun Oct 2||vs San Jose||5:00 PT|
|Mon Oct 3||vs Arizona||7:00 PT|
|Thurs Oct 6||vs Calgary||7:00 PT|
|Sat Oct 8||@ Edmonton||6:00 PT|