The Hockey News’ Dave Cameron: Canucks’ new contract is ‘the most important thing to happen to our franchise’ June 17, 2021 June 17, 2021 admin

The Vancouver Canucks announced a new five-year contract extension Friday, keeping their franchise in the Pacific Northwest through 2023-24.

Head coach Willie Desjardins said the extension is the most important deal the team has ever done.

“The fans have been unbelievable and they’ve supported us from day one,” Desjartins said in a release.

“We’re all extremely happy about this extension.

We’ve all been really supportive and I’m confident that we can continue to build upon this success going forward.”

The Canucks will wear their new jerseys for the remainder of the regular season, the playoffs and the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The team also rebranded its name to Vancouver Canucks, the name of the franchise that was renamed from the Edmonton Oilers to the Canucks in 1988.

The team’s current deal runs through 2022-23.

The club has won the Stanley Cups in 2010, 2014 and 2017.