Patrik Allvin Named General Manager of the Vancouver Canucks

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The Vancouver Canucks have finally named a general manager. Patrik Allvin has been given the keys to the future of the franchise.

Patrik Allvin Named General Manager

Jim Rutherford was named the interim general manager (and team president) on December 9th, 2021. Just a few short weeks after, the Canucks have found their, hopefully, permanent solution. More of Allvin’s team was announced earlier this week as well, with Émilie Castonguay taking over the assistant general manager role.

Allvin’s background gives him an edge in entering this position. While he never played in the NHL, he played in Sweden for the majority of his career. He spent a few seasons in the IHL and ECHL in North America before returning to Sweden and Norway to finish his career.

However, it’s not his illustrious playing career that makes him perfect for this role. He joined the Pittsburgh Penguins as a European scout. In 2017, he was promoted to the director of amateur scouting. He spent multiple years in that position before receiving another promotion. This time, he was given an assistant general manager role by the Penguins, working under Rutherford. That was all the way at the end of 2020. His final promotion was leading the team as the interim general manager when Rutherford resigned unexpectedly a year ago in 2021.

Moving Forward

With Patrik Allvin now at the helm, the Canucks finally have some stability. Bruce Boudreau doesn’t look like he’s going anywhere anytime soon. Allvin will likely stay in the front office for multiple years. Now all that’s left for the Canucks to do is figure out their on-ice performance. While they might not make the playoffs this year, the stability in the higher-up positions is a good start. With some draft picks on hand and a new front office, the Canucks can begin looking towards the future.

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