Vancouver Giants owner Ron Toigo finally has his man, and he’s chosen a familiar face for Vancouver hockey fans.
The Giants have called a press conference for Thursday morning, where they will unveil Glen Hanlon as the second General Manager in franchise history. He will lead the team into a new era of Giants hockey out of the Langley Events Centre.
The G-Men have been on the lookout for a new GM ever since Scott Bonner announced back in December that he would be leaving the team.
Hanlon, a former Vancouver Canucks goalie and assistant coach, has a wealth of experience. Prior to becoming a coach, Hanlon played 14 seasons in the NHL with the Canucks, Blues, Rangers, and Red Wings.
The likeable Hanlon first transitioned to coaching with the Canucks in 1995, assisting head coach Rick Ley. After spending time in the AHL, he got his first ever NHL head coaching job with the Washington Capitals during the 2003-04 season.
Hanlon is also a former assistant coach with the Giants, assisting Don Hay from 2011 to 2013.
He last coached in Switzerland, as the head coach of the Swiss National Team.