|Nickname(s)||Pride of Powell River|
| 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
175 lb (80 kg)
|NHL Team||Vancouver Canucks|
|Born|| April 20, 1959,|
Powell River, BC, CAN
|Died|| July 18, 2007,|
Burnaby, BC, CAN
|Pro Career||1979 – 1986|
Born and raised in Powell River, British Columbia, Lupul played his junior hockey career with the Nanaimo Clippers and the Victoria Cougars of the Western Hockey League. He played for Canada at the 1979 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.
He signed a free agent contract with the Canucks a day prior to the team opening their training camp in Powell River. Lupul, at 5-foot-9 in height and 175 pounds, immediately demonstrated his feistiness by fighting Gerry Minor in his first day at training camp.
Lupul, known as the Pride of Powell River, played seven seasons as a forward with the Canucks, from 1979 to 1986. In 1982, he scored five points in 10 playoff games as Vancouver made it to the Stanley Cup finals for the first time.
In 1984, Lupul was the first NHL player to fight Mario Lemieux and did so in Mario's home debut in his rookie season. Horribly overmatched by the much larger Lemieux, Lupul had to be rescued by goaltender John Garrett, who was then given a game misconduct for being the third player in the fight.
In the NHL Lupul played in 293 games and scored 70 goals and 75 assists.