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Vandals Deface Statue of Pat Quinn Outside Rogers Arena

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The statue of Vancouver Canucks legend Pat Quinn has been defaced.

A vandal painted the statue’s face orange, and the paint has dripped onto its chest. The incident took place some time over the weekend, but was first noticed on Monday.

According to the police, no one had made any reports to complaints related to the statue.

“Pat is an icon with the Canucks and our city,” said Jeff Stipec, COO of Canucks Sports & Entertainment, in a statement. “It is disrespectful and disappointing to see his statue like this. We are in the process of restoring it to its original prominence.”

Pat Quinn

Quinn played for the Canucks during the 1970-71 season, and became the president and general manager in 1987. In 1991, he became head coach of the team.

The statue situated outside Rogers Arena features Pat Quinn behind a bench coaching the Vancouver Canucks during their historic 1994 run to the Stanley Cup Final. If you look carefully, you’ll notice Quinn is holding a roster card with each player’s name from the team engraved on it.

The Canucks unveiled the statue in February 2017 to honour the organization’s legendary status. Prior to that, they renamed a section of Abbott Way after Quinn in 2015, 1 year after he passed away at the age of 71.

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