VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The Vancouver Canucks signed GM Jim Benning to a multiyear contract extension Wednesday.
Benning has served 4 years within the position since becoming a member of the Canucks in Might 2014.
“I am grateful to the Aquilini household and to Trevor Linden for the dedication they’ve made to me and for his or her confidence in our long-term imaginative and prescient for the Vancouver Canucks,” Benning mentioned in a press release.
“I am excited concerning the route of our staff and the depth and expertise we proceed to construct.
“I consider we’re heading in the right direction and I’m happy to proceed the work we began 4 years in the past after we got down to construct a championship staff.”
Previous to becoming a member of the Canucks, Benning spent seven seasons because the Boston Bruins assistant GM, being a part of a Stanley Cup champion in 2011. He additionally served because the Buffalo Sabres director of newbie scouting for 12 years.
Benning performed 12 NHL seasons as a defenseman with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Vancouver.