The Vancouver Canucks have named former Boston Bruins Assistant GM and former Vancouver Canucks player Jim Benning as the new General Manager of the hockey club.
Benning has been the Assistant GM of the Bruins since 2006 and before that was the Director of amateur scouting for the Buffalo Sabres.
A former Western Hockey Leaguer from Saskatchewan, Benning played junior in Portland and still makes his off season home in Oregon…
Jim Benning looks set to be named the new GM in Vancouver…we will keep you up to date on this story as it progresses.
Dreger has also said that former Nashville Predators Head Coach Barry Trotz is high on Vancouver’s list for Head Coach…although John Stevens, the Assistant coach in Los Angeles, is someone that that also may be on the short list as well…the Kings however, are still involved in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
* PHOTO courtesy Dan Hickling, Olean Times Herald