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NHL suspends Canucks Virtanen 2 games for blindside check

NEW YORK (AP) The NHL has suspended Vancouver Canucks forward Jake Virtanen two games without pay for what the league called a ''vicious'' blindside check on San Jose Sharks defenseman Roman Polak. Virtanen will forego more than $9,600 in pay because of the hit that occurred in the second period of San Jose's 4-1 win on Tuesday night. Polak had just passed the puck out of his end...
Via Associated Press
March 30, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: NHL rookies have mixed results when learning how to figure skate

At the NHL rookie showcase, trading card company Upper Deck decided to bring some figure skaters along to spice things up. The results are a hilarious video featuring future  and current NHLers trying their absolute best at another ice-related sport. There’s some great stuff here. Vancouver Canucks forward Jake Virtanen is absolutely delighted when New Jersey Devils defenseman...
Via The Comeback
January 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Jake Virtanen gets roasted on Twitter, while one fan petitions to deport him

Jake Virtanen, it’s safe to say, had a terrible 2016 World Junior Championship. His first point of the tournament came during Canada’s quarterfinal match against Finland, but his game will be more known for the undisciplined double minor he took as he slashed a player while already on the hook for a delayed penalty. This, along with a delay of game penalty, led to the game winning...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Canucks' Jake Virtanen feels the ire of an entire country after Canadian loss

Team Canada's World Junior Championship came to a disappointing conclusion with a quarterfinal loss to Team Finland Saturday, and upset Canadians have already found a scapegoat in Vancouver Canucks rookie Jake Virtanen. The 19-year-old winger did not have a strong tournament, tallying one point through Canada's five games. His three penalties in Saturday's loss became a point of...
Via Fox Sports
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Virtanen scores 1st NHL goal as Canucks beat Flyers

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Jake Virtanen scored his first NHL goal and Ryan Miller made 27 saves as the Vancouver Canucks beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 on Monday night. Bo Horvat had a goal and an assist, and Jannik Hansen and Matt Bartkowksi also scored for Vancouver. Claude Giroux scored for Philadelphia, while Steve Mason stopped 30 shots as the Flyers dropped their...
Via Associated Press
November 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Young Canucks pocket first paycheck, plan crazy night out at parents' house

It's Thursday night and the Canucks just got paid, so what are rookies Jake Virtanen and Ben Hutton going to do? Head to Virtanen's parents' house for dinner of course. "We finished (practice) early today so I will go back home and have dinner with my family," Virtanen told the Vancouver Sun. "Ben wanted to come. I am going to show him Abbotsford, [British Columbia]. He’s pretty...
Via Fox Sports
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Jake Virtanen scores goal with face, returns with stitches

When you think of hockey, you think of rough and tumble players, you think of fighting and you think of the toughness they exhibit. So, it really shouldn’t come as a surprise when they do something that risks life and limb. Bloody great goal by Jake Virtanen here (please be okay) pic.twitter.com/fWK6bh2mMX — CanucksArmy (@CanucksArmy) October 2, 2015 In typical hockey player...
Via Puck Drunk Love
October 02, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Canucks' prospect Virtanen uses face to score a goal

Young Jake Virtanen is doing anything he can to make the Canucks' roster this season, and apparently that includes scoring a goal off his face. Yes, the poor 19-year-old showed his mettle in a game against the Edmonton Oilers Thursday night when a shot deflected off his face and past Edmonton goalie Yannick Weber for a goal. Virtanen needed some stitches due to the play, but he...
Via Fox Sports
October 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Jake Virtanen welcomes Connor McDavid to the NHL with big hit

The Young Stars tournament gives fans an opportunity to see some young talent on display. It also gave Vancouver’s Jake Virtanen an opportunity to welcome Connor McDavid to the NHL with a crunching check. The video below shows Virtanen’s initial hit on McDavid, as well as the Oilers’ attempt to get even. That’s a hard, clean check by Virtanen. The Oilers took exception to...
Via Puck Drunk Love
September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

CHL Goal of The Day: Max Domi vs. Jake Virtanen

Junior hockey in the CHL, whether it be within the OHL, WHL, or QMJHL provides an element of excitement that you often don’t get in the big leagues. The more offensive, up-tempo style of hockey often sees games end up with upwards of 10 goals combined from both sides. With an increased quantity of goals, there is more opportunity for an increased quality. Last night, we saw two...
Via The Garbage Time
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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