List Of Vancouver Canucks Head Coaches
The Vancouver Canucks are a professional ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Canucks are a members of the Northwest Division in the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Canucks currently play home games at Rogers Arena. The Canucks joined the NHL in 1970 as an expansion team, along with the Buffalo Sabres. They have advanced to the Stanley Cup finals three times but were defeated by the New York Islanders in 1982, the New York Rangers in 1994, and the Boston Bruins in 2011. The Canucks are owned by Francesco Aquilini, Mike Gillis is their general manager, and Henrik Sedin is the team captain.
There have been 16 head coaches for the Canucks. The franchise's first head coach was Hal Laycoe, who coached the Canucks for two seasons. Marc Crawford coached the most games of any Canucks head coach with 529 games and has the most points all-time with the Canucks with 586 points. He is followed by Alain Vigneault, who has 579 points all-time with the Canucks, he also has the most points in a season of any Canucks coach, with 117 in the 2010–11 season. Roger Neilson is the only Hockey Hall of Fame inductee to coach the Canucks. Quinn and Vigneault are the only two Canucks head coaches to win a Jack Adams Award with the team. Bill LaForge, who coached the start of the 1984 season, has the least points with the Canucks (10). Harry Neale served the most terms as head coach of the Canucks with three while Pat Quinn served two. Vigneault has been the head coach of the Canucks since the 2006–07 season.
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