Bruins Assistant General Manager Jim Benning has reportedly signed a multi-year deal to become the Canucks' new GM and will be formally introduced in Vancouver on Friday, according to a tweet Wednesday morning from TSN hockey insider Darren Dreger.
Exact terms of the deal were not immediately available.
The news comes a day after reports that the former Canuck player would become the team's new GM by the end of the week. In his new post, the 51-year-old Benning will replace Mike Gills, who was fired several weeks ago, and will work in tandem with Trevor Linden, president of hockey operations, in Vancouver’s front office.
Jim Benning has agreed to a multi-year deal as Canucks gm and will be officially introduced in Vancouver on Friday.MUIR: Trade deadline gambles pay off for Rangers, Kings and Canadiens
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) May 21, 2014