The Vancouver Canucks have signed head coach Travis Green to a multi-year contract extension.
The Canucks are giving Green a vote of confidence after a tough season on the ice that saw the NHL club sidelined by a COVID-19 outbreak and finish last in the North Division with a 23-29-4 record.
The outbreak started in late March and included 21 players and four coaches, including Green. The Canucks’ games were put on hold for more than two weeks.
The 50-year-old from Castlegar, was in the final year of his contract after being hired in April 2017 to replace Willie Desjardins.
He has a 125-132-32 coaching record over 289 regular-season games.
General manager Jim Benning said in a statement that Green is the right coach to lead and develop the team’s young core.
The Canadian Press
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