Former Vancouver Canucks Goalie Calls Out Organization

Published September 29, 2023 at 3:39 PM
Previous Vancouver Canucks goaltender Cory Schnieder is not very happy with the recent decision of the organization in regards to his past goaltending partner Roberto Luongo.

The two played together on the Canucks from 2008 to 2013, and in two of those years, 2008-2010, Luongo was the captain

Ring of Honor and Jersey Retirement

The Vancouver Canucks have both a Ring of Honor and Jersey retirement to honor past players for the organization. The numbers retired for the organization are: Pavel Bure (10), Stan Smyl (12), Trevor Linden (16), Markus Naslund (19), Daniel Sedin (22) and Henrik Sedin (33). Retired numbers can no longer be worn in an organization.


Ring of Honor members for Vancouver include: Orland Kurtenbach (25), Kirk McLean (1), Thomas Gradin (23), Harold Snepsts (27), Pat Quinn (3), Mattias Ohlund (2), and Alex Burrows (14). These numbers can still be in circulation as it is seem more as a Canucks alumni club.

Schneider wants the number retired

Speaking on the Sekeres and Price Podcast, recently retired goaltender Cory Schneider had this to say:

"I'm the biggest Roberto supporter in the world, I can't speak highly enough of him. For me, I think his number should be retired."

"I understand the debate, though, he wasn't here as long as maybe some other guys who do have their numbers retired, but I think the peak he played at for as long he played here...I kind of compare it to a guy like Pavel Bure, who may not have been there forever, but his peak was the absolute peak. Not many guys come through organizations like that."

"I would always hold Roberto in that echelon of players that came through the organization. It wasn't like he had three good years and four bad years, he had seven or eight really good years there. Obviously, Kirk McLean's in the mix, but I think Roberto's probably the best goaltender that's ever played there. In my mind, if not him, then who?"

Luongo is the franchise leader in wins and shutouts. Additionally, he carried the team within one game of the Stanley Cup in 2010-11, a feat that has not come close to being matched by the team since. The difficulty obviously comes with the fact the the Canucks never retired Kirk McLean's number, and now both goaltenders share big moments with the organization with both a #1 on their respective jerseys.

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