New Canucks president Jim Rutherford embracing challenge of revamping culture

Veteran NHL executive Jim Rutherford knows his stress-free days are gone now that he’s taken over the Vancouver Canucks.

Being named the team’s president is a special opportunity, he said, but one that comes with its fair share of challenges.

“I like stress, especially at my age,” the 72-year-old joked on Monday.

Rutherford was named president of the Canucks (12-15-2) on Thursday, days after the club fired head coach Travis Green and number of front-office staff, including general manager Jim Benning.

The former NHL goaltender was general manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins from 2014 to 2021 and led the team to back-to-back championships in 2016 and ’17. He was also

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