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Patrik Allvin Is the New GM For The Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President, Hockey Operations, Jim Rutherford announced today that Patrik Allvin has been named the 12th General Manager in franchise history.  

"I am pleased to welcome Patrik and his family to Vancouver," said Rutherford. "Patrik and I worked together for seven years, and I believe he will be an excellent General Manager. He has won three Stanley Cups and has experience at all levels of hockey operations. He is intelligent, works hard, makes strong decisions and I believe he will help us build a winning team in Vancouver."  

"I am grateful and humbled for this opportunity and want to thank Jim and the Aquilini family for their belief in me," said Allvin. "Leading an NHL team in Canada is an honour and building a championship team in Vancouver is our goal. Jim has assembled a diverse and talented hockey operations group in Vancouver, and I look forward to working closely with all of them as we build a team that fans will be proud of and will ultimately compete again for a Stanley Cup."

Allvin, 47, has spent the past 16 seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins, most recently serving as Assistant General Manager. In this role he was involved in all aspects of hockey operations and oversaw the Penguins' amateur scouting efforts in North America and Europe. Prior to this, Allvin was Pittsburgh's Director of Amateur Scouting from 2017-20, served as head European scout from 2012-17, and as a European scout from 2006-12.

The Leksand, Sweden native broke into the scouting ranks as a European scout for the Montreal Canadiens from 2002-06. Prior to scouting, he enjoyed a nine-year playing career as a defenceman between various leagues in North America and Europe.

His first seasons in North America were from 1995-97 where he played for the Atlanta Knights and Quebec Rafales of the IHL, and for the Nashville Knights and Pensacola Ice Pilots of the ECHL. While in Europe, Allvin dressed with Arvika HC (1993-94), IK Vita Hasten (1994-95), Bodens IK (1997-98), Mora IK (1998-99, 2000-02), Leksands IF (1999-00) and Sparta Sarpsborg (2000-01).

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