These pink and turquoise trading cards reflected the hip stylish colours of the 1970s, as well as the minimal hockey stick logo that identified the Canucks. O-Pee-Chee produced French/English bilingual cards, which distinguished cards produced in Canada from cards produced by U.S. makers of trading cards and former O-Pee-Chee partner Topps.
Vancouver's hockey roots go deep. One of the strongest teams in the old Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA) was the Vancouver Millionaires who the Stanley Cup in 1915 and lost in the finals to the NHL Champions four other times before the PCHA disbanded. With the NHL's westward expansion, it was inevitable that Vancouver would get a team. After failing to land one of the first expansion slots in 1967, Vancouver was awarded an NHL team in 1970.
Little mention is given to designers of NHL logos, including the history of the Canucks logo, over the years. Visit the website to see various Canucks logos from the earliest in 1970 to the present: http://www.sportslogos.net/team.php?id=29