Dean Lombardi’s Flyers contract blocks possible job with Canucks

Dean Lombardi (Jae C. Hong/AP)

While there was some speculation that Dean Lombardi may have been a serious contender for a job with the Vancouver Canucks, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman has learned that Lombardi recently signed a contract with the Philadelphia Flyers that has “no outs” for three years.

Lombardi was linked with a possible move to the Canucks after the departure of team president Trevor Linden on Wednesday. On Friday, Lombardi said that he has been contacted by at least one other team, but would not confirm if that club was the Canucks and said that he remains committed to the Flyers.

Lombardi joined Ron Hextall’s front-office staff in Philadelphia prior of the 2017-18 season, shortly after leaving his post as president and GM with the Los Angeles Kings. He spent more than a decade with the Kings franchise, winning two Stanley Cups during his time in L.A.

Prior to that, Lombardi spent seven years as GM of the San Jose Sharks, leaving the club in 2003.

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