20 Vancouver Canucks players to remember in a game of Puckdoku

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Noah Strang
10 months ago
August is always a tough month for hockey fans. The start of the regular season is still a ways off yet a lot of the hype and excitement from free agency and the NHL Entry Draft has worn off. Historically, it’s been a very slow month of the year for the Canucks, although they did buck that trend with the Pius Suter signing this year.
This year, hockey fans across the NHL have found a different way to entertain themselves during these long summer months. PuckDoku, the hockey quiz game, has taken the league by storm. The official Puckdoku Twitter account now has more than 8000 followers and the game has spread quickly as users share their results on social media.
The way that the game works is that you’re presented with a 3 x 3 grid. Each column or row has a team, statistical feat, or characteristic assigned to it. You must pick players that match both categories in each of the nine boxes. You get nine shots to fill out the nine boxes. guess wrong, and you lose one of your shots, meaning that you can no longer fill out every box. You’ll also be given a score that displays how unique your submission was. Users like competing against each other to see who can get the rarest scores.
The key to doing well in Puckdoku is to know lots of obscure players that played for a large number of teams. We’ve assembled a list of 20 players that played for a lot of teams across the NHL including the Canucks. Hopefully at least one of the players on this list will help you next time you’re stuck on a PuckDoku square.

Canucks PuckDoku MVPs

Here are the players that bounced around the league and can help you fill in those trick Puckdoku squares.

Mike Sillinger – 12 NHL teams

Detroit Red Wings, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Vancouver Canucks, Philadelphia Flyers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida Panthers, Ottawa Senators, Columbus Blue Jackets, Phoenix Coyotes, St. Louis Blues, Nashville Predators, New York Islanders

Mike Sillinger has played for the most NHL teams of any player in history. That long list of NHL franchises, 12 to be exact, does include the Vancouver Canucks. If you’re ever lost for an answer, Sillinger is a good shout.

Michel Petit – 10 NHL teams

Vancouver Canucks, New York Rangers, Quebec Nordiques, Toronto Maple Leafs, Calgary Flames, Los Angeles Kings, Tampa Bay Lighting, Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers, Phoenix Coyotes

Michel Petit might be the best Canucks Puckdoku option. The former Canucks 1982 first round pick played for a staggering 10 NHL teams over the course of his career.
Not only will Petit fit in a ton of the different square combinations, he also is not the most well-known player, usually resulting a strong rarity score.

Mathieu Schneider – 10 NHL teams

Montreal Canadiens, New York Islanders, Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings, Detroit Red Wings, Anaheim Ducks, Atlanta Thrashers, Vancouver Canucks, Phoenix Coyotes

Mathieu Schneider played an astonishing 21 seasons in the NHL. Over this long career, he did his fair share of bouncing around the league, ending his career after playing for a total of ten teams. There is unfortunately quite a bit of overlap between the teams that Schneider and Petit played for.

J.J Daigneault – 10 NHL teams

Vancouver Canucks, Philadelphia Flyers, Montreal Canadiens, St. Louis Blues, Pittsburgh Penguins, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, New York Islanders, Nashville Predators, Phoenix Coyotes, Minnesota Wild

J.J. Daigneault is another former Canucks draft pick that made his way around the NHL. He also played for a total of 10 NHL teams, holding the record for the most ever until it was later broken by Mike Sillinger.

Jim Dowd – 10 NHL teams

New Jersey Devils, Vancouver Canucks, New York Islanders, Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Minnesota Wild, Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche, Philadelphia Flyers

Wrapping up our list of Canucks PuckDoku MVPs, Jim Dowd also played for a total of ten franchises in his career. That included a 38 game stint with the Vancouver Canucks in 1995-96.

More Canucks Puckdoku options

  • Sean Burke – 9 NHL Teams (New Jersey Devils, Hartford Whalers, Carolina Hurricanes, Vancouver Canucks, Philadelphia Flyers, Florida Panthers, Phoenix Coyotes, Tampa Bay Lightning, Los Angeles Kings)
  • Grant Ledyard – 9 NHL Teams (New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings, Washington Capitals, Buffalo Sabres, Dallas Stars, Vancouver Canucks, Boston Bruins, Ottawa Senators, Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • Brent Ashton – 9 NHL Teams (Vancouver Canucks, Colorado Rockies, New Jersey Devils, Minnesota North Stars, Quebec Nordiques, Detroit Red Wings, Winnipeg Jets, Boston Bruins, Calgary Flames)
  • Jussi Jokinen – 9 NHL Teams (Dallas Stars, Tampa Bay Lightning, Carolina Hurricanes, Pittsburgh Penguins, Florida Panthers, Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles Kings, Columbus Blue Jackets, Vancouver Canucks)
  • Dan Quinn – 8 NHL Teams (Calgary Flames, Pittsburgh Penguins, Vancouver Canucks, St. Louis Blues, Philadelphia Flyers, Minnesota North Stars, Ottawa Senators, Los Angeles Kings, Philadelphia Flyers)
  • Marc Bergevin – 8 NHL Teams (Chicago Blackhawks, New York Islanders, Hartford Whalers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Detroit Red Wings, St. Louis Blues, Pittsburgh Penguins, Vancouver Canucks)
  • Ken Hammond – 8 NHL Teams (Los Angeles Kings, Edmonton Oilers, New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins, San Jose Sharks, Vancouver Canucks, Ottawa Senators)
  • Mike Stapleton – 8 NHL Teams (Chicago Blackhawks, Pittsburgh Penguins, Edmonton Oilers, Winnipeg Jets, Phoenix Coyotes, Atlanta Thrashers, New York Islanders, Vancouver Canucks)
  • Eric Weinrich – 8 NHL Teams (New Jersey Devils, Hartford Whalers, Chicago Blackhawks, Montreal Canadiens, Boston Bruins, Philadelphia Flyers, St. Louis Blues, Vancouver Canucks)
  • Bryan Smolinksi – 8 NHL Teams (Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Islanders, Los Angeles Kings, Ottawa Senators, Chicago Blackhawks, Vancouver Canucks, Montreal Canadiens)
  • Geoff Sanderson – 8 NHL Teams (Hartford Whalers, Carolina Hurricanes, Vancouver Canucks, Buffalo Sabres, Columbus Blue Jackets, Phoenix Coyotes, Philadelphia Flyers, Edmonton Oilers)
  • Martin Rucinsky – 8 NHL Teams (Edmonton Oilers, Quebec Nordiques, Colorado Avalanche, Montreal Canadiens, Dallas Stars, New York Rangers, St. Louis Blues, Vancouver Canucks)
  • Greg Hawgood – 8 NHL Teams (Boston Bruins, Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers, Florida Panthers, Pittsburgh Penguins, San Jose Sharks, Vancouver Canucks, Dallas Stars)
  • Gerald Diduck – 8 NHL Teams (New York Islanders, Montreal Canadiens, Vancouver Canucks, Chicago Blackhawks, Hartford Whalers, Phoenix Coyotes, Toronto Maple Leafs, Dallas Stars)
  • Anson Carter – 8 NHL Teams (Washington Capitals, Boston Bruins, Edmonton Oilers, New York Rangers, Washington Capitals, Los Angeles Kings, Vancouver Canucks, Columbus Blue Jackets, Carolina Hurricanes)

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