Patrik Allvin accepts offer to become new Canucks general manager

Elliotte Friedman joined Ken Reid to discuss why the Canucks hired Patrik Allvin as their new general manager, what he is going to bring to the organization, and how Jim Rutherford is not done with the hiring process in the front office.

Pittsburgh Penguins assistant general manager Patrik Allvin has accepted an offer to become the Vancouver Canucks‘ new general manager, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman.

Allvin worked with Jim Rutherford, the Canucks’ president of hockey operations, for six seasons in Pittsburgh. The 47-year-old briefly served as interim general manager after Rutherford resigned last January. He interviewed for the permanent position before losing out to Ron Hextall.

Allvin was the Penguins’ director of European scouting from 2012 until 2017 when he was promoted to director of amateur scouting. He eventually received the assistant GM title in November 2020.

The GM hiring follows the Canucks’ appointment of former player agent Emilie Castonguay as assistant GM. She’s the first woman to hold the position in franchise history.

When submitting content, please abide by our submission guidelines, and avoid posting profanity, personal attacks or harassment. Should you violate our submissions guidelines, we reserve the right to remove your comments and block your account. Sportsnet reserves the right to close a story’s comment section at any time.