Canucks sign GM Benning to extension

Jose Verdugo
Febrero 15, 2018

The Vancouver Canucks rank only 28th in National Hockey League standing, and are far from qualifying for a playoff spot, but the team is showing a big sign of faith in Jim Benning, signing him to a three-year contract extension.

Benning was in the final year of his current contract, which he signed upon joining the team in 2014.

During his tenure with the Canucks, the team is 131-138-38 through Tuesday under Benning.

Benning played nine seasons in the National Hockey League as a defenseman with the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Canucks. Currenlty, the Canucks are 22-28-6 with 50 points and out of the playoff picture under first-year coach Travis Green.

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Benning was hired as the team's 11th GM in May 2014, after he served as assistant GM for the Boston Bruins for seven seasons, one of which included a Stanley Cup.

"I'm excited about the direction of our team and the depth and talent we continue to build".

The announcement comes just hours after the team sent out a letter to its season ticket holders addressing the future of the team, specifically over the next few months when Vancouver plans to, "add even more prospects to our pool and build on the positive steps we have seen this year".

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