MacTavish is the new Wolves Head Coach

I know, right? You’re as surprised as we are that the Canucks and Wolves dragged this out so long.
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The Vancouver Canucks officially announced today that Craig MacTavish will be the new head coach of the team’s AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves.

This has likely been the worst kept secret in the NHL this off-season, but the Canucks and Wolves finally made it official today.

From the Chicago Wolves press release

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Craig MacTavish to our organization,” said Wolves General Manager WENDELL YOUNG. “This is an exciting time for the Wolves, between our new affiliation with Vancouver, a new group of players and now a new head coach in Craig MacTavish, and we are very much looking forward to seeing it all come together when the team hits the ice this season.”

You can read all about what Canucks Army thinks about this signing and the circus around the deal here and here, and the podcast where we discuss the possible hire.