Vancouver Canucks Honor Rick Rypien With ‘Heart of a Canuck’ Pregame Ceremony (Video)


The Vancouver Canucks honored former teammate Rick Rypien on Tuesday night before they dropped the puck against the New York Rangers.

Declaring Tuesday night "Rick Rypien Night," the Canucks played a video tribute to the late Rypien, as a part of an emotional night for many Canucks players. The song the team chose to play during the ceremony was "Superman," by the appropriately hockey-named group Five for Fighting.

Rypien, who reportedly took his own life in August, played six years with the Canucks before signing with the Winnipeg Jets this offseason. The Canucks will wear a sticker on their helmets in Rypien's honor during the season.

Video of the moving ceremony is below, courtesy of

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