Vancouver Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini says that rumours of a potential return of Mike Gillis to the Vancouver Canucks are unfounded.

"Contrary to media reports, I have not contacted Mike Gillis about returning to the Canucks and have no plans to do so," Aquilini tweeted on Tuesday afternoon.

The team is reportedly considering hiring a president of hockey operations, the job with which Gillis was attached. The team has not had a president since Trevor Linden resigned following the 2017-2018 season.

Gillis served as general manager of the club from 2008 to 2014, a period that saw a great deal of success for the Canucks, including five division titles and a trip to the 2011 Stanley Cup Final.

Aquilini also denied earlier this month that the team approached former San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings president Dean Lombardi about a potential role.