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65 individuals have played for both the Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks

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Ryan Pike
7 months ago
In the lengthy history of the Calgary Flames, there are arguably two franchise-defining regional rivalries. One is obviously the Battle of Alberta with the hated Edmonton Oilers. But the other one is their clash with the Vancouver Canucks
Earlier this month, we looked at players that suited up for both the Flames and Oilers. Now, let’s turn our gaze to the west.
65 players have suited up for both the Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks in regular season games.
Here are the 65 players, ordered by the date in which they joined this club (bolded).
PlayerFlames debutCanucks debut
Brad SmithOct. 9, 1980Nov. 12, 1978
Don LeverOct. 9, 1980
Oct. 7, 1972
Randy HoltOct. 9, 1980
Oct. 20, 1978
Steve TambelliniOct. 5, 1983
Oct. 10, 1985
Robin BartelApr. 6, 1986
Nov. 7, 1986
Craig CoxeMar. 7, 1988
Oct. 11, 1984
Brian BradleyMar. 1, 1986
Mar. 8, 1988
Paul ReinhartOct. 9, 1980Oct. 6, 1988
Steve BozekOct. 5, 1983Oct. 6, 1988
Kevan GuyJan. 29, 1987Oct. 12, 1988
Mel BridgmanNov. 12, 1981Feb. 28, 1989
Dan QuinnDec. 6, 1983
Jan. 10, 1990
Dana MurzynJan. 3, 1988Mar. 7, 1991
Ronnie SternMar. 7, 1991Nov. 27, 1987
Michel PetitJan. 4, 1992Feb. 25, 1983
Brent AshtonFeb. 2, 1993
Oct. 9, 1979
Tim HunterDec. 28, 1981Feb. 15, 1993
Brian GlynnOct. 8, 1987Feb. 8, 1994
Gary LeemanJan. 4, 1992Jan. 20, 1995
Neil EisenhutFeb. 24, 1995Nov. 7, 1993
Jim DowdOct. 28, 1997Dec. 20, 1995
Jamie HuscroftOct. 8, 1995Mar. 28, 1998
Dave GagnerOct. 5, 1996Jan. 18, 1999
Andrew CasselsOct. 1, 1997
Oct. 2, 1999
Chris O’SullivanOct. 5, 1996Dec. 16, 1999
Dave LowryOct. 5, 2000Oct. 10, 1985
Kay WhitmoreDec. 12, 2001
Oct. 16, 1992
Martin GelinasOct. 10, 2002
Jan. 19, 1994
Tyler MossOct. 28, 1997
Dec. 23, 2002
Josh GreenDec. 7, 2003Nov. 2, 2005
Jeff CowanFeb. 25, 2000
Oct. 6, 2006
Dany SabourinOct. 29, 2003Oct. 17, 2006
Adrian AucoinOct. 4, 2007May 3, 1995
Byron RitchieOct. 7, 2005
Oct. 5, 2007
Todd BertuzziOct. 9, 2008Feb. 7, 1998
Jason JaffrayOct. 9, 2009Dec. 12, 2007
Steve StaiosMar. 5, 2010
Mar. 22, 1997
Brendan MorrisonOct. 7, 2010
Mar. 16, 2000
Chris HigginsFeb. 3, 2010
Mar. 10, 2011
Guillaume DesbiensFeb. 25, 2012Oct. 11, 2009
Shane O’BrienOct. 3, 2013
Oct. 9, 2008
Mason RaymondOct. 8, 2014
Oct. 5, 2007
Raphael DiazOct. 9, 2014
Feb. 4, 2014
Sven BaertschiMar. 9, 2012Apr. 4, 2015
Brandon PrustNov. 1, 2006
Oct. 7, 2015
Markus GranlundFeb. 27, 2014Feb. 25, 2016
Hunter ShinkarukMar. 28, 2016Nov. 16, 2015
Linden VeyNov. 10, 2016
Oct. 8, 2014
Matt BartkowskiFeb. 18, 2017
Oct. 7, 2015
Drew ShoreJan. 15, 2015Mar. 13, 2017
Tanner GlassOct. 4, 2017Oct. 7, 2009
Eddie LackOct. 13, 2017Oct. 6, 2013
Micheal FerlandOct. 31, 2014Oct. 2, 2019
Oscar FantenbergFeb. 27, 2019Dec. 1, 2019
Travis HamonicOct. 4, 2017Jan. 13, 2021
Jacob MarkstromJan. 14, 2021Mar. 6, 2014
Chris TanevJan. 14, 2021Jan. 18, 2011
Josh LeivoJan. 14, 2021
Dec. 4, 2018
Louis DomingueMay 18, 2021
Mar. 1, 2020
Alex ChiassonOct. 12, 2016Oct. 13, 2021
Erik GudbransonOct. 16, 2021Oct. 15, 2016
Brad RichardsonNov. 4, 2021Oct. 3, 2013
Tyler ToffoliFeb. 15, 2022
Feb. 19, 2020
Curtis LazarMar. 19, 2017
Oct. 12, 2022
Troy StecherMar. 4, 2023
Oct. 25, 2016
Obviously cross-over between Calgary and Vancouver was fairly infrequent early on, aside from three players becoming charter members of the Flames/Canucks club in Calgary’s first game after relocating from Atlanta.
But we see a run of pretty prominent former Flames landing in Vancouver between 1988 and 1993, starting with Paul Reinhart and ending with Tim Hunter. Later on, there’s a couple runs of former Canucks heading east to Calgary from 2004 to 2014, and again starting in 2021.
Generally-speaking, Calgary’s landed more prominent ex-Canucks than the other way around.
Six players managed to play for Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary in the NHL. That sextet is Brian Glynn, Jim Dowd, Josh Green, Martin Gelinas, Michel Petit and Steve Staios. Gelinas is likely to be considered the standout among that group.

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