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Travis Green to return as Vancouver Canucks coach

Feb 4, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Vancouver Canucks head coach Travis Green looks up at the scoreboard during the third period against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena. Toronto defeated Vancouver. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 4, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Vancouver Canucks head coach Travis Green looks up at the scoreboard during the third period against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena. Toronto defeated Vancouver. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Travis Green is coming back to the bench as head coach of the Vancouver Canucks next season, TSN reported.

The two sides have come to terms on a contract that could be finalized as early as Friday morning, per the report. Green’s contract was due to expire.

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The Canucks finished the season in last place in the North Division (23-29-4, 50 points). It was a tough season for the Canucks, who were shut down from March 25 through April 17 as more than 20 players and coaches tested positive for COVID-19.

Green, a 50-year-old native of British Columbia, has a 123-132-32 record in four seasons at the helm in Vancouver. The team has missed the playoffs in three of his four seasons. The Canucks lost the Vegas Golden Knights in seven games in the second round of the playoffs in 2020.

–Field Level Media