The Vancouver Canucks have made three major changes to the business side of their front office.
Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports that Jeff Stipec is no longer the Canucks’ Chief Operating Officer, a position he has held since 2016. A Canucks spokesperson told Daily Hive Wednesday evening that Stipec has stepped down, but will remain with the organization through a transition into next month.
Stipec succeeded Victor de Bonis, who was recently hired by Seattle’s prospective NHL expansion team.
Meanwhile, Trent Carroll has been promoted from Chief Revenue Officer to become Canucks Sports and Entertainment’s new COO.
Trent Carroll new COO in VAN. https://t.co/OoYI8r3Sat
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) November 22, 2018
Carroll joined the Canucks’ organization in 2010, following 19 years with InBev/Labatt.
TC Carling, who held the position of executive vice president of hockey administration and arena operations, is also leaving the organization. Carling was promoted in recent years by the now departed Trevor Linden.
They had a relationship that stemmed from when Linden was a player and Carling was in media relations.
TC Carling — Executive Vice President, Hockey Administration & Arena Operations — is leaving the organization. Carling, who worked his way up from media relations, is tight with Trevor Linden.
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) November 22, 2018