Canucks to fire head coach John Tortorella: Report

Vancouver Canucks head coach John Tortorella will be fired Thursday, according to TSN. (CARMINE...

Vancouver Canucks head coach John Tortorella will be fired Thursday, according to TSN. (CARMINE MARINELLI/QMI Agency)

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, Last Updated: 11:11 PM ET

John Tortorella will be fired as head coach of the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday, according to TSN.

He guided the Canucks to a 36-35-11 record in his lone season behind the bench, and the club missed the NHL playoffs for the first time in six seasons.

The reported move comes three weeks after the club fired president and general manager Mike Gillis. A day later, on April 9, Trevor Linden was hired as team president.

After being fired by the New York Rangers in the offseason, Tortorella was brought in to replace the departed Alain Vigneault, who coincidentally was hired as head coach by the Rangers.


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