Richard Brodeur | Goaltender, 1980-88
The veteran netminder spent seven seasons in the WHA with the Quebec Nordiques before arriving in Vancouver via a trade with the Islanders. He soon became a hero as the last line of defense for some horrid Canucks teams that subjected him to hails of shots. Dubbed “King Richard”, his often acrobatic play was instrumental in the Canucks’ Cinderella run to the 1982 Stanley Cup Final. Brodeur remained Vancouver’s starting netminder until he was supplanted by the franchise’s next revered goaltender, Kirk McLean.


Catchy ditty about Richard Brodeur carrying the Canucks to the 1982 Cup Final