Vancouver Canucks as vice president of hockey operations for Stan Smyl

Vancouver, British Columbia — Vancouver Canucks Interim president and general manager Jim Rutherford continued to fill his main office Thursday, becoming Stan Smyl’s vice president of hockey operations.

Smyl, 62, a star Canucks player from 1978-91, will work closely with Rutherford on all hockey operational matters, including decisions about player staffing and teams internal activities.

Smyl has worked at the team’s main office as director of player development and senior advisor to the general manager. He was appointed interim general manager of the club when it fired the head coach Travis Green, general manager Jim Benning and several other office workers earlier this month.

Canucks said on Thursday that Daniel and Henrik Sedin will continue as special advisor to the superintendent, and Ryan Johnson will remain the senior director of player development and general manager of the Abbotsford Canucks of the American Hockey League.

Rutherford previously appointed former scout Derek Clancey as assistant general manager. Vancouver Canucks as vice president of hockey operations for Stan Smyl

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