By: Patrick Damp / KDKA-TV
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Another Penguins office member is believed to be heading to British Columbia.
As reported by our news partners at Pittsburgh Post-GazetteAssistant General Manager Patrik Allvin will join Jim Rutherford in Vancover.
Allvin was a team scout who worked his way up the ladder with the Penguins, eventually becoming assistant general manager.
He was also the team’s interim general manager after Jim Rutherford stepped down last year and was interviewed as a candidate for full-time general manager.
In the end, the team chose to hire Ron Hextall as general manager and Brian Burke as President of Hockey Operations.
While the Canucks have yet to make an official announcement, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports that Allvin has accepted Vancouver’s offer.
It is reported that Patrik Allvin has accepted the GM job in VAN. The official announcement is expected tomorrow, though we’ll see if the timeline changes due to all the news tonight.
– Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) January 26, 2022
Allvin became part of the Penguins in 2006 when he was a European scout and was part of three Stanley Cup wins in 2009, 2016 and 2017.
The Canucks, after firing general manager Jim Benning and head coach Travis Green in early December, decided to replace Green with Bruce Boudreau and hire Rutherford as their President of Hockey Operations.
Rutherford is serving as acting superintendent as the team holds interviews and looks for the next superintendent.
https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2022/01/26/canucks-expected-to-hire-penguins-agm-allvin/ Vancouver Canucks scheduled to hire assistant general manager Patrik Allvin – CBS Pittsburgh