Marc Weinreich
Wednesday May 21st, 2014

Jim Benning, a former No. 6 overall pick, will help the Canucks select sixth in this years draft. (Getty Images) Jim Benning, a former No. 6 overall pick, will help the Canucks select sixth in this years draft. (Getty Images)

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.

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