Canucks announce Travis Green’s full coaching staff for 2017-18


Travis Green, pictured above, with the Utica Comets. (Liam Richards/AP)

The Vancouver Canucks revealed Travis Green’s full coaching staff on Wednesday.

Newell Brown and Nolan Baumgartner join the team as assistant coaches, with Doug Jarvis and Manny Malhotra’s roles being expanded into the same capacity. Dan Cloutier will continue as goaltending coach, as will Ben Cooper as video coach. Glenn Carnegie has been given an expanded role as the team’s skill coach.

“We are excited to add Newell and Nolan as assistant coaches for the upcoming season and to welcome them and their families back to Vancouver,” Green said in a team statement. “They both possess a familiarity with our staff and we are confident they will be a great fit and complement our returning coaches.

“We are also pleased to announce expanded roles and responsibilities for both Glenn and Manny. We feel fortunate to have this group assembled, that also includes Doug, Dan and Ben, as they each play an integral part in further developing our young team.”

According to the team’s release, Brown and Baumgartner will be in charge of forwards and defencemen, respectively, as well as the power play and penalty kill. Jarvis and Malholtra will assume additional responsibilities as assistant coaches. Carnegie will now be in charge of developing prospects, while Cloutier and Cooper’s roles remain similar to last season.

This will be Brown’s second stint in Vancouver after serving as an assistant coach under Alain Vigneault from from 2010-13. Baumgartner joins the Canucks from Vancouver’s AHL affiliate in Utica, where he coached alongside Green and led the Comets to a 155-110-29 record in 304 games and a Calder Cup final appearance in 2015. Before coaching, Baumgartner played pro for 17 years, appearing in 143 NHL games, 99 with the Canucks.

Green became head coach of the Canucks in late April after the dismissal of Willie Desjardins. The 46-year-old spent four years behind the bench in Utica.


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