Jun 11, 2012, 12:20 PM EDT
After just one season on the job, Craig MacTavish has stepped down as head coach of Vancouver’s AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves.
“Craig brought a tremendous amount of experience and expertise as Head Coach of the Wolves this past season,” Canucks GM Mike Gillis said. “We were pleased to have him as a member of our organization and wish him continued success in the future.”
MacTavish, 53, led the Wolves to a 42-27-4 record last season and a fourth Midwest Division Championship. Many figured MacT — a eight-year NHL coaching vet — would be Alain Vigneault’s replacement with Canucks should the club have made coaching change but, with Vigneault signing a two-year extension in late May, that opportunity didn’t appear to be arising anytime soon.
As mentioned earlier, it sounds as though MacTavish is indeed going back to Edmonton. Reports suggest he’s joining the Oilers as the Senior VP of Hockey Operations.
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