According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie and barring set backs, the Vancouver Canucks are set to sign Travis Green as the team’s 19th head coach in franchise history.
VAN close to finalizing contract with Travis Green to be new head coach. Assuming no last-minute hiccups, announcement in next day or two.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) April 25, 2017
Green, who has coached the Canucks AHL affiliate Utica Comets for four season has lead them to a 154-109-39 record which includes a run at the Calder Cup in 2015.
McKenzie suggested two weeks ago that Travis Green was a likely frontrunner for the Canucks job and now it’s come to fruition.
In the days since Dejardins firing, Canucks Army has profiled candidates going in depth about their background and whether or not they would be a fit.
Green, a Castlegar, B.C. native played for five the New York Islanders, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Phoenix Coyotes, Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins over his 14-year career.
His first year as a head coach saw him take over from Mike Johnston with the WHL’s Portland Winterhawks in 2012-2013. The team went 37-8-2 in a WHL Championship winning season.
The following year he was hired on by the Utica Comets.
Stay tuned to Canucks Army for more information as it becomes available.