Mike Gillis is the new GM of the Canucks, as reported by the Canadian Press. The NHL team made it official at a news conference today at GM Place.
April 2008 - Vancouver Canucks Wiretap
Mike Gillis To Be Named Canucks New GM
The Canadian Press reported on Tuesday that Mike Gillis, a NHL player agent who has represented stars like Pavel Bure and Bobby Holik, will be named the GM of the Canucks. Gillis, 49, will replace Dave Nonis, who was fired last week. He is charged with the job of rebuilding a team that has missed the playoffs twice in the last three years.
Canucks Fire GM Dave Nonis
The Canucks? failure to make the playoffs has cost Dave Nonis his job as GM, the team said Monday night, and reported by the Canadian Press. ?The decision to relieve Dave of his duties was difficult,? team owner Francesco Aquilini said in a press release. ?I think this important change in leadership is critical to the future of the team and the direction we need to take. ?It?s not acceptable to our fans or to us as owners that our team isn?t in the playoffs.?