"We have a lot of faith in Travis," said Linden, who added there was interest from other clubs for Green's services both last year and this spring. "We wanted to be really decisive."
Canucks hire coach Travis Green to inject youth, scoring →
"He's a great person who has great character," president of hockey operations Trevor Linden said during a press conference at Rogers Arena.
Canucks fire Desjardins after missing postseason again →