Two familiar faces return to Canucks coaching staff


As expected, the Vancouver Canucks have added Newell Brown and Nolan Baumgartner to Travis Green’s coaching staff.

Brown, a former Canucks assistant when Alain Vigneault was head coach, returns to Vancouver after four years with the Coyotes. He’ll be back in charge of the power play, which finished 29th last year.

Baumgartner, a former Canucks defenseman, has been on Green’s AHL staff the past four years in Utica. Baumgartner will be in charge of Vancouver’s penalty kill, which finished 28th last season.

“We are excited to add Newell and Nolan as assistant coaches for the upcoming season and to welcome them and their families back to Vancouver,” Green said in a release. “They both possess a familiarity with our staff and we are confident they will be a great fit and complement our returning coaches.”

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Doug Jarvis and Manny Malhotra will be the other assistant coaches under Green. Dan Cloutier is the goaltending coach, Glenn Carnegie the skills coach, and Ben Cooper is video coach.

The Canucks still need to hire a head coach to replace Green in Utica.

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