According to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, the Vancouver Canucks will make Jim Rutherford the team’s next interim player and president.
According to Friedman, Rutherford will seek to bring in a new general manager with whom he can work, although the timetable for the process is unclear.
Darren Dreger of TSN first reported that the Canucks will hire Rutherford.
Before suddenly resigning from Pittsburgh in January 2021, the 72-year-old Rutherford won the Stanley Cup twice with the Penguins in 2016 and 2017.
His first Stanley Cup was won in 2006 when he led the Carolina Hurricanes, and he also won the league’s General Manager of the Year award in 2016. Rutherford was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as a builder in 2019.
The move came days after the Canucks cleaned the house, fired general manager Jim Benning, coach Travis Green, and other actions.