Rutherford signs 3-year contract to remain Canucks president


Jim Rutherford extended his tenure as the Vancouver Canucks’ president of hockey operations by signing a new three-year contract set to run through the 2026-27 season. The 74-year-old, a three-time Stanley Cup champion, has been instrumental in the team’s impressive turnaround since joining just over two years ago. Hired in a dual role as president of hockey operations and general manager in December 2021, Rutherford’s leadership played a key role in revitalizing the competitiveness of the Canucks. The recent contract extension reflects the Canucks’ commitment to building on their successes under Rutherford’s strategic vision.

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The chairman and governor, Francesco Aquilini, expressed excitement about having Rutherford continue in his role, highlighting the positive impact on fans, players, and employees. Rutherford’s proactive approach to change is evident in various trades and signings, emphasizing his dedication to strengthening the team’s foundation for the future.

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