There have been 18 head coaches for the Canucks. The franchise's first head coach was Hal Laycoe, who coached the Canucks for two seasons. Marc Crawford coached the most games of any Canucks head coach with 529 games and has the most points all-time with the Canucks with 586 points. He is followed by Alain Vigneault, who has 579 points all-time with the Canucks, he also has the most points in a season of any Canucks coach, with 117 in the 2010–11 season. Roger Neilson is the only Hockey Hall of Fame inductee to coach the Canucks. Quinn and Vigneault are the only two Canucks head coaches to win a Jack Adams Award with the team. Bill LaForge, who coached the start of the 1984 season, has the least points with the Canucks (10). Harry Neale served the most terms as head coach of the Canucks with three while Pat Quinn served two.
a A running total of the number of coaches of the Canucks. Thus any coach who has two or more separate terms as head coach is only counted once.
b Before the 2005–06 season, the NHL instituted a penalty shootout for regular season games that remained tied after a five-minute overtime period, which prevented ties.
cMike Sullivan acted as interim head coach of the Canucks for six games during their 2013–14 season, while Tortorella was serving a suspension. Games coached by Sullivan are not included in the totals given here.