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  Vancouver Canucks Coaching Staff [ Back to Coaches Index ]
Willie Desjardins
Head Coach

On June 23, 2014, the Canucks hired Willie Desjardins as head coach. Desjardins joined the Canucks from the 2014 Calder Cup Champion Texas Stars, where he led the team to their first Championship on June 17th. The Climax, Saskatchewan native was the third Head Coach in Texas Stars’ franchise history, joining the team on June 13, 2012. ...more
Glen Gulutzan
Assistant Coach

Glen Gulutzan was hired as an assistant coach for the Vancouver Canucks on July 24, 2013. Prior to his position with Vancouver, Gulutzan was named as the 21st head coach in Stars franchise history on June 17, 2011. It was Gulutzan’s first head coaching job in the National Hockey League, though he was no stranger to the professional ranks and the Stars organization. ...more
Doug Lidster
Assistant Coach

Doug Lidster  was hired as an assistant coach for the Vancouver Canucks on July 7, 2014. Lidster was an assistant coach on Desjardins' staff with the Dallas Stars of the American Hockey League over the past two seasons. The Stars won the Calder Cup in June, 2014. ...more
Roland Melanson
Goaltending Coach

Born in Moncton, New Brunswick on June 28, 1960, Roland Melanson was hired as a full-time goaltending coach on June 22, 2010 after spending more than a decade as an Assistant Coach with the Montreal Canadiens. His duties also include the supervision and the development of all goaltenders in the organization. His dedication and work ethic has earned him an excellent reputation throughout the NHL, having overseen the development of such stars as Jose Theodore, Jocelyn Thibault, Jaroslav Halak, Cristobal Huet and Carey Price. ...more
Quote of the Day

It's pretty crazy, but believe me when I say we didn't draft these players with the mindset we had to because they had good hockey-playing dads. It just turned out that way. But we're certainly glad they're a part of our organization.

— Arizona Coyotes director of amateur scouting Tim Bernhardt regarding the coincidence that six of the organization's top prospects are sons of former NHL players