The worst kept secret has come true today, as the Canucks have officially named Travis Green as their head coach:
Welcome Coach Green! https://t.co/qGECnnlIvp
— Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) April 26, 2017
It was reported by Dan Murphy earlier this week that Green has signed a four year contract.
Green had been the head coach of the Utica Comets for the past four seasons. Prior to that, Green had been the assistant coach, assistant GM and head coach of the Portland Winterhawks.
This move had been expected to happen since the Canucks relieved Willie Desjardins at the conclusion of the season.
If you haven’t already read it, J.D. Burke did a profile on Travis Green here.
The Castlegar native has worked with large part of the current Canucks, and obviously worked with quite a few of the players in Utica that are looking to make a name for themselves.
Travis Green and Canucks management will be holding a press conference at 11:00 AM PT to formally introduce the 19th coach in Canucks history. It can be viewed on Facebook Live via the Canucks Facebook page.