The Vancouver Canucks released their 2010-11 regular season schedule on Tuesday. The team will open their 40th season on Saturday, October 9 at home versus the Los Angeles Kings.

The game takes place 40 years to the day the Canucks played their first NHL game against the Kings.

In celebration of the franchises anniversary 2010-11 will see a host signature nights at General Motors place in honour of Canucks history.

"This season promises to be very special for our fans and our organization," said Mike Gillis, Canucks President and General Manager.

The first signature night is at the home opener against the Los Angeles. It will be a 2010 NHL playoff first round rematch between the two clubs.

The Canucks beat the Kings four games to two. The Canucks then lost to the eventual Stanley Cup Champions, the Chicago Blackhawks in the second round.

The schedule also sees Vancouver play each NHL team at least once and six games against each of the Northwest Division clubs.

Vancouver will play a home and a road game versus Eastern Conference Canadian rivals, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.

November 20, 2010 is a date to star on calendars. The Chicago Blackhawks fly into GM Place for the first time since knocking the Canucks out of the playoffs [in] front of a home crowd.

The Canucks, Flames rivalry is showcased on Hockey Day in Canada February 12, 2011.

The two rivals go face-to-face again in the 2010-11 season finale in Calgary on April 9, 2011.

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