List of Vancouver Canucks head coaches

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Alain Vigneault was the head coach of the Canucks from 2006 to 2013.

The Vancouver Canucks are a professional ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Canucks are a member of the Pacific Division in the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL).[1] The Canucks currently play home games at Rogers Arena. The Canucks joined the NHL in 1970 as an expansion team, along with the Buffalo Sabres.[2] They have advanced to the Stanley Cup finals three times but were defeated by the New York Islanders in 1982, the New York Rangers in 1994, and the Boston Bruins in 2011.[3] The Canucks are owned by Francesco Aquilini, Jim Benning is their general manager, and Henrik Sedin is the team captain.[4][5]

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.

Key[edit]

# Number of coaches[a]
GC Games coached
W Wins = 2 points
L Losses = 0 points
T Ties = 1 point
OT Overtime/shootout losses = 1 point [b]
PTS Points
* Spent entire NHL coaching career with the Canucks

Coaches[edit]

Pat Quinn was the head coach of the Canucks for five seasons.
Marc Crawford was the head coach of the Canucks from 1999 to 2006.

Note: Statistics are correct through the end of the 2013–14 season.

# Name Term Regular season Playoffs Awards Reference
GC W L T OT PTS GC W L
1 Hal Laycoe 19701972 156 44 96 16 104 [6]
2 Vic Stasiuk 1972–1973 78 22 47 9 53 [7]
3 Bill McCreary 1973–1974 41 9 25 7 25 [8]
4 Phil Maloney* 19741977 232 95 105 32 222 7 1 6 [9]
5 Orland Kurtenbach* 19771978 125 36 62 27 99 [10]
6 Harry Neale 19781982 315 106 144 65 177 10 2 8 [11]
7 Roger Neilson 19821984 133 51 61 21 123 21 12 9 [12]
Harry Neale 1984 32 15 13 4 34 4 1 3 [11]
8 Bill LaForge* 1984 20 4 14 2 10 [13]
Harry Neale 1984–1985 60 21 32 7 49 [11]
9 Tom Watt 19851987 160 52 87 21 125 3 0 3 [14]
10 Bob McCammon 19871991 294 102 156 36 240 7 3 4 [15]
11 Pat Quinn 19911994 274 138 108 28 304 55 29 26 1992 Jack Adams Award winner [16]
12 Rick Ley 19941996 124 47 50 27 121 11 4 7 [17]
Pat Quinn 1996 6 3 3 0 6 6 2 4 [16]
13 Tom Renney 19961997 101 39 53 9 87 [18]
14 Mike Keenan 19971999 108 36 54 18 90 [19]
15 Marc Crawford 19992006 529 246 189 62 32 586 27 12 15 [20]
16 Alain Vigneault 20062013 540 313 170 57 683 68 33 35 2007 Jack Adams Award winner [21]
17 John Tortorella[c] 2013–2014 82 36 35 11 83 [22]
18 Willie Desjardins 2014–present [23]

Notes[edit]

  • 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.[24]
  • c Mike 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.

References[edit]

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  7. ^ "Vic Stasiuk Coaching Record". Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved 2008-07-03. 
  8. ^ "Bill McCreary Coaching Record". Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved 2008-07-03. 
  9. ^ "Phil Maloney Coaching Record". Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved 2008-07-03. 
  10. ^ "Orland Kurtenbach Coaching Record". Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved 2008-07-03. 
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  12. ^ "Roger Neilson Coaching Record". Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved 2008-07-03. 
  13. ^ "Bill LaForge Coaching Record". Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved 2008-07-03. 
  14. ^ "Tom Watt Coaching Record". Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved 2008-07-03. 
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  17. ^ "Rick Ley Coaching Record". Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved 2008-07-03. 
  18. ^ "Tom Renney Coaching Record". Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved 2008-07-03. 
  19. ^ "Mike Keenan Coaching Record". Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved 2008-07-03. 
  20. ^ "Marc Crawford Coaching Record". Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved 2008-07-03. 
  21. ^ "Alain Vigneault Coaching Record". Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved 2008-07-03. 
  22. ^ "John Tortorella Coaching Record". Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved 2013-07-02. 
  23. ^ "Canucks Hire Willie Desjardins as Coach". ABC News. Retrieved 2014-07-03. 
  24. ^ "Official Rules" (PDF). NHL.com. Lincoln Hockey and the National Hockey League. Retrieved 2008-12-05.