Saturday night, the NHL held the 2018 Draft Lottery in Toronto.
Each of the 15 clubs that did not qualify for the postseason (or the teams that acquired the first-round picks of those non-playoff clubs) each had to send a representative for the live telecast.
Per Elliotte Friedman, Vancouver’s creative idea for a rep was ultimately rejected by the league.
VAN GM Jim Benning on @Sportsnet650 says the Canucks wanted to send mascot Fin to represent them at the lottery, but the league said no. While I understand the NHL's position, I have huge respect for the ask
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) April 29, 2018
Oh man, imagine how fun that would have been!
— FIN (@CanucksFIN) March 6, 2018
Benning, the team’s general manager, instead represented the club.
— Nucks Trade Central (@nuckstradecen) April 17, 2018
The Canucks ultimately fell from sixth to seventh in the draft order.
— Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) April 28, 2018
Favourite Food: B.C. Salmon
Favourite Books: Moby Dick and Fin’s Friends books
Favourite Movies: Orca and Free Willy
Favourite Charity: Canucks For Kids Fund
Favourite Websites: Canucks.com, Canucks Kids Club
Least Favorite Team: Hartford Whalers
Hangouts: Rogers Arena, Canuck Place, Aquarium, Sea Wall
Special Skills: Shooting mist from his blowhole, playing goal (“Flops Like a Whale” style), signature head-bite, cheering on the Canucks!
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