Their second choice was Orland Kurtenbach, a center from the New York Rangers who became the Canucks first team captain.
After choosing Ray Cullen, the Canucks selected Pat Quinn, who would one day return to coach the Canucks.
1970-71 was the final season of Hodge's long professional career, which began back in 1953-54 and included over a decade with the Montreal Canadiens that resulted in six Stanley Cups, three NHL All-Star Games and two Vezina Trophies shared with Gump Worsley.
As the NHL expanded, Hodge moved on to play three seasons with the Oakland Seals and his final one with the expansion Canucks.
Today's video section begins with a look at how designer Borovich came up with the original, classic Canucks logo and how it made a return for the team's 40th anniversary.
This second one is clearly from the first two seasons, and features Pat Quinn adding to his penalty minute total.
Unfortunately for Canucks fans, we found footage of the Bruins scoring their three goals in 20 seconds. You may get a good look at the Canucks jerseys as they tend to be standing around and watching according to the announcers.