List of Vancouver Canucks general managers

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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. 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. The franchise has had eleven general managers since its inception.[2]

Key[edit]

Key of terms and definitions
Term Definition
No. Number of general managers[a]
Ref(s) References
Does not apply
dagger Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in the Builder category

General managers[edit]

General managers of the Vancouver Canucks
No. Name Appointment Departure Accomplishments and events during this term Ref(s)
1 Bud Poiledagger February 25, 1970 April 1973
  • Team entered league and began play for the 1970–71 season
  • 0 playoff appearances
[3][4][5]
2 Hal Laycoe April 1973 January 31, 1974 [5][6]
3 Phil Maloney January 31, 1974 May 31, 1977
  • 1 division title and 2 playoff appearances
[6][7]
4 Jake Milforddagger May 31, 1977 June 1982 [7][8]
5 Harry Neale June 1982 May 23, 1985
  • 2 playoff appearances
[8]
6 Jack Gordon June 4, 1985 June 1, 1987
  • 1 playoff appearance
[9][10]
7 Pat Quinndagger June 1, 1987 November 4, 1997 [10][11]
8 Brian Burke June 22, 1998 May 3, 2004 [12][13]
9 Dave Nonis May 6, 2004 April 14, 2008
  • 1 division title and 1 playoff appearance
[14][15]
10 Mike Gillis April 23, 2008 April 8, 2014 [16][17]
11 Jim Benning May 21, 2014
  • 1 playoff appearance
[2]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • a A running total of the number of general managers of the franchise. Thus any general manager who has two or more separate terms as general manager is only counted once.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rosters, Arena Information, and Aerial Maps". NHL.com. National Hockey League. Retrieved July 23, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Jim Benning named Canucks general manager". Vancouver Canucks. May 21, 2014. Retrieved July 23, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Canucks Fire Crozier". Ottawa Journal. February 26, 1970. p. 26. Retrieved July 23, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 
  4. ^ "Poile to quit Vancouver job". Delaware County Daily Times. March 21, 1973. p. 21. Retrieved July 23, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ a b "no title". Daily Independent Journal. March 21, 1973. p. 28. Retrieved July 23, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ a b "Phil Maloney named GM of Canucks". Ottawa Journal. February 2, 1974. p. 20. Retrieved July 23, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ a b "Milford replaces Maloney as Vancouver GM". Ottawa Journal. June 1, 1977. p. 26. Retrieved July 23, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 
  8. ^ a b "Harry Neale has officially resigned as coach and general...". UPI. May 23, 1985. Retrieved July 23, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Wednesday Briefs". Chicago Tribune. June 5, 1985. Retrieved July 23, 2015. 
  10. ^ a b Cart, Julie (January 15, 1987). "Canucks Say They Still Want Quinn". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 23, 2015. 
  11. ^ "N.H.L.: LAST NIGHT; Canucks Fire Quinn, Then Lose". The New York Times. November 5, 1997. Retrieved July 23, 2015. 
  12. ^ "PLUS: HOCKEY -- VANCOUVER; Burke Rejoins Canucks as G.M.". The New York Times. June 23, 1998. Retrieved July 23, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Vancouver Won't Bring Back Burke". The Los Angeles Times. May 4, 2004. Retrieved July 23, 2015. 
  14. ^ "TRANSACTIONS". The New York Times. May 7, 2004. Retrieved July 23, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Nonis relieved of General Manager and Senior Vice-President". Vancouver Canucks. April 14, 2008. Retrieved July 23, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Vancouver Canucks Name Mike Gillis General Manager". Vancouver Canucks. April 23, 2008. Retrieved July 23, 2015. 
  17. ^ "Mike Gillis relieved of president & GM duties". Vancouver Canucks. April 8, 2014. Retrieved July 23, 2015.