Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have added Dave Babych and Glen Hanlon to the Hockey Operations staff. Babych will serve as Player Development Consultant, while Hanlon will work as a Goaltending Scout.
Babych played 1195 career games over 19 seasons in the NHL recording 723 points (142-581-723) with 970 penalty minutes. The former Canucks defenceman ranks 49th all-time in franchise scoring, playing 409 games (23-131-154) with 290 penalty minutes. Babych was drafted by the Winnipeg Jets in the first round, second overall, where he played six seasons before moving on to play in Hartford, Vancouver, Philadelphia and Los Angeles.
Hanlon was originally drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1977 NHL Draft in the third round, 40th overall. Over 15 NHL seasons played between four teams, Hanlon appeared in 477 career games and produced a 167-202-61 record including 13 shutouts. The former Canucks goaltender played in 137 games for Vancouver and had a record of 43-66-21 with five shutouts. After five seasons with the Canucks Hanlon went on to play in St. Louis, New York and Detroit. Hanlon spent four years as Head Coach of the Washington Capitals from 2003-04 to 2007-08. He served as an Assistant Coach with Vancouver from 1995-96 to 1998-1999.