Vancouver Canucks

Head Coach
Alain Vigneault
Notes: Alain Vigneault, 47, is the 16th Head Coach in Vancouver Canucks history and has served two seasons with the club since being named to the position on June 20, 2006. In his time with the Canucks Vigneault has built a regular season record of 88-59-17 and a .588 win percentage, the most successful winning percentage of any coach in team history.

In his first year as Canucks Head Coach, Vigneault led the team to their most successful regular season to date; establishing new franchise records for wins (49) and points (105), on the way to a Northwest Division Championship and Vancouver’s first appearance in the playoffs since the 2003-04 season. In recognition of these significant achievements, Vigneault was presented with the Jack Adams Award as NHL Coach of the Year at the 2007 NHL Awards in Toronto.

Vigneault previously served as Head Coach of the Montreal Canadiens from 1997-2001, becoming the organization’s second youngest coach in club history at the age of 36. He had compiled an NHL record of 109-118-35-4, reaching the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals during his first season behind the Canadiens bench and was nominated for the Jack Adams Award, following the 1999-2000 season.

Vigneault joined Vancouver from the club’s AHL affiliate, the Manitoba Moose, where he led the team to within one game of the conference finals. In the 2005-06 season, his first season as Head Coach with the Moose, Vigneault guided the club to a 44-24-7 record.

Prior to joining the Moose, Vigneault spent 10 seasons as Head Coach in the QMJHL with Trois-Rivieres, Hull, Beauport and PEI. In 1988, Vigneault led the Olympiques into the Memorial Cup and was subsequently named CHL Coach of the Year. He has also been honoured as coach of the QMJHL’s Second All-Star team on three separate occasions.

Vigneault has also achieved success on the international stage. He served as an Assistant Coach with Canada’s National Junior Team in 1989 and 1991, winning a gold medal at the 1991 World Junior Championships in Saskatoon.

The Quebec-native began his career in the NHL playing for the St. Louis Blues from 1981 to 1983. Drafted by the Blues in the eighth round, 167th overall in the 1981 Draft, the defenceman recorded two goals, five assists and 82 penalty minutes in his NHL career. Vigneault went on to serve as a scout for the Blues for two seasons and as an Assistant Coach for the Ottawa Senators from 1992 to 1996.



Goaltenders

30 Jason LaBarbera G
(Luh-BAHR-buhr-ah, JAY-suhn)
6'3'', 225 01/18/1980 ( 28 ), Burnaby, BC, CAN 5 NHL / 3 VAN Season
Last Win: JAN 1, 2009 @ NASHVILLE (2)
Last Shutout: DEC 6, 2008 vs COLUMBUS (7)
How Acquired: From Los Angeles in exvhange for a 2009 7th round draft pick, Dec. 30/08.

Notes:
2008-09 SEASON
MOST SHOTS FACED 41 Oct. 11/08 at SJ
MOST SAVES IN A GAME 38 Oct. 11/08 at SJ
SHUTOUTS 2 Latest - Dec. 6/08 vs CBJ
SHOOTOUT RECORD 2-2
PENALTY SHOT RECORD 0/1
CONSECUTIVE STARTS 10 Oct. 11 – Nov. 1/08

GPI
Min
W
L
T
OT
SO
GA
GAA
Saves
Sv %
Season
22
1185
6
8
-
6
2
53
2.68
491
0.903
Career
101
5247
35
42
0
10
4
259
2.96
2407
0.903


35 Cory Schneider G
SHNIGH-duhr
6'2'', 195 03/18/1986 ( 22 ), Salem, MA, USA NHL / VAN Season
Last Win: DEC 14, 2008 vs FLORIDA (2) Last Shutout:
How Acquired: Vancouver's 1st choice, 26th overall, in 2004 Entry Draft
Notes:
2008-09 SEASON
MOST SHOTS FACED 35 Dec. 7/08 at COL
MOST SAVES IN A GAME 31 Dec. 7/08 at COL
SHOOTOUT RECORD 0-1
PENALTY SHOT RECORD -
GPI
Min
W
L
T
OT
SO
GA
GAA
Saves
Sv %
Season
8
355
2
4
1
1
0
20
3.38
142
0.877
Career
8
355
2
4
0
1
0
20
3.38
142
0.877


Goaltenders - Injured Reserve List

1 Roberto Luongo G
loo-WAHN-goh
6'3'', 205 04/04/1979 ( 29 ), Montreal, QC, CAN 9th NHL / 3rd VAN Season
Last Win: NOV 19, 2008 @ NY RANGERS (1) Last Shutout: NOV 8, 2008 vs MINNESOTA (5)
How Acquired: From Florida with Lukas Krajicek and a sixth round draft pick in 2006 in exchange for Bryan Allen, Alex Auld, Todd Bertuzzi, June 23, 2006
Notes:
2008-09 SEASON
MOST SHOTS FACED 42 Nov. 19/08 at NYR
MOST SAVES IN A GAME 39 Nov. 19/08 at NYR
SHOOTOUT RECORD 1-2
PENALTY SHOT RECORD 2/3
LONGEST UNDEFEATED STREAK 7 Games (5-0-2) Nov. 4 - 19/08
LONGEST WINNING STREAK 3 Games Nov. 4 - 8/08
LONGEST SHUTOUT SEQUENCE 2:42:36 Nov. 2 - 12/08
CONSECUTIVE STARTS 14 Oct. 19 – Nov. 19/08


GPI
Min
W
L
T
OT
SO
GA
GAA
Saves
Sv %
Season
19
1076
11
5
2
2
5
39
2.17
501
0.928
Career
509
28933
208
224
33
26
43
1244
2.58
14184
0.919


41 Curtis Sanford G
SAN-fohrd
5'10'', 185 10/05/1979 ( 29 ), Owen Sound, ON, CAN 5th NHL / 2nd VAN Season
Last Win: DEC 28, 2008 vs OTTAWA (1) Last Shutout: DEC 28, 2008 vs OTTAWA (1)
How Acquired: Signed as a free agent, July 2, 2007
Notes:
2008-09 SEASON
MOST SHOTS FACED 34 Nov. 24/08 vs DET
MOST SAVES IN A GAME 32 Nov. 24/08 vs DET
SHUTOUTS 1 Dec. 28/08 vs OTT
SHOOTOUT RECORD 0/0
PENALTY SHOT RECORD 0/0
LONGEST UNDEFEATED STREAK 3 Games (3-0-0) Nov. 20-24/08
LONGEST WINNING STREAK 3 Games Nov. 20-24/08
GPI
Min
W
L
T
OT
SO
GA
GAA
Saves
Sv %
Season
17
858
7
6
0
0
1
36
2.52
364
0.910
Career
106
5256
37
35
0
11
5
241
2.75
2212
0.902