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Canucks' Zimmerman steps down

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Canucks Sports & Entertainment announced today that President and CEO, Chris Zimmerman has made the decision to step down from his position for family reasons.

Zimmerman has spent the past three seasons providing the overall strategic direction for the company. General Manager and Alternate Governor, Mike Gillis, has been named President of Canucks Sports & Entertainment.

"On behalf of my family and the entire Canucks Sports & Entertainment staff, I would like to thank Chris for his years of leadership with our organization," said Francesco Aquilini, Chairman, Canucks Sports & Entertainment. "Chris' passion for our business, our hockey team and our city will be missed. We wish him and his family the very best in the future. We are very confident that with the strong leadership of Mike Gillis, Victor de Bonis and our Senior Leadership Team, our business will continue to be successful both on the ice and in the community."

"I have made the very difficult decision to resign my position with Canucks Sports & Entertainment and re-locate my family back to the eastern United States," said Zimmerman. "These past three years have been a tremendous personal and professional experience for me and I have loved working and living in the greatest hockey city in the world. I would like to thank the Aquilini family for their commitment to this city and this team, the incredible staff at Canucks Sports & Entertainment, our loyal business partners and the most passionate fans in the NHL for their support during my time here in Vancouver."

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