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Vancouver Canucks name John Weisbrod assistant general manager @NHL

VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Canucks have named John Weisbrod assistant general manager.

The club said in a release Tuesday that Weisbrod will work with general manager Jim Benning and president Trevor Linden on player personnel decisions, and will provide direction for the team's scouting.

Weisbrod joined the Canucks as vice-president of player personnel on July 7, 2014.

He previously spent three years as an assistant GM with the Calgary Flames and was director of professional and collegiate scouting for the Boston Bruins from 2006 to 2011. He served as a scout for the Dallas Stars during the 2005-06 season.

The Canucks also named Chris Gear as Canucks vice-president and general counsel of Canucks Sports & Entertainment. Judd Brackett was named director of amateur scouting, Ryan Johnson was named assistant director of player development and Mike Addesa was hired as an amateur scout.

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