Vancouver Canucks hire Patrik Allvin as new general manager

The Vancouver Canucks named Patrik Allvin as the 12th general manager in franchise history on Wednesday.

Allvin, 47, has spent the last 16 seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins. He served as the director of scouting before being promoted to assistant general manager in November 2020.

The move reunites Allvin with Canucks president of hockey operations Jim Rutherford, who was the Penguins’ general manager from 2014 to 2021.

Canucks hire Patrik Allvin

“I am pleased to welcome Patrik and his family to Vancouver,” Rutherford said. “Patrik and I worked together for seven years, and I believe he will be an excellent general manager. He has won three Stanley Cups and has experience at all levels of hockey operations. He is intelligent, works hard, makes strong decisions and I believe he will help us build a winning team in Vancouver.”

Allvin is looking to hit the ground running with the Canucks.

“(Rutherford) has assembled a diverse and talented hockey operations group in Vancouver, and I look forward to working closely with all of them as we build a team that fans will be proud of and will ultimately compete again for a Stanley Cup,” Allvin said.

Allvin takes the position left vacant after the Canucks fired general manager Jim Benning on Dec. 6. Benning had been the team’s general manager since 2014.

–Field Level Media