LATEST | Former Canucks forward makes history in Calder Cup Playoffs

Published June 20, 2023 at 11:37

Former Vancouver Canucks forward Kole Lind is having a playoff run for the ages.

The 24-year-old is currently playing for the Coachella Valley Firebirds, AHL affiliate of the Seattle Kraken, who are facing off against the Hershey Bears in the Calder Cup Finals.

Coachella Valley went up 2-0 in the series, but Hershey clawed their way back, winning three straight to take a 3-2 lead. On home ice, the Firebirds needed to keep their season alive and that's exactly what they did, large in part to former Canuck Kole Lind.

During their Game 6 victory, Lind recorded his 30th point of the 2023 Calder Cup Playoffs, which is the most by any AHL player in the last 15 years. His incredible playoff run comes after he set a new career-high in goals (30), assists (32) and points (62) during the regular season.

The Shaunavon, Saskatchewan native was taken by the Canucks in the second round back in 2017 and was claimed by the Kraken during the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft. He's set to become a restricted free agent with arbitration rights once his season concludes later this week. Lind also has a $892,500 qualifying offer which the Kraken will most definitely use on him after the season he's having.

Lind and the Firebirds, who are in their inaugural season, will look to win their first-ever Calder Cup on Wednesday night in Game 7 against the AHL's most historic and decorated franchise, the Hershey Bears.

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LATEST | Former Canucks forward makes history in Calder Cup Playoffs

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