VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Canucks announced Friday that executives Chris Gear and Jonathan Wall have been relieved of their duties as the NHL team continues to remake its front office.

Gear was the team's assistant general manager and chief legal officer, and Wall was the senior director of hockey operations and analytics.

The moves come a day after the Canucks named veteran executive Jim Rutherford as team president.

Rutherford is also acting as interim general manager while he leads the search for a new GM.

The Canucks started cleaning house on Sunday, firing general manager Jim Benning and head coach Travis Green, among other front-office staff members.

The team hired Bruce Boudreau as head coach on a two-year deal.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 10, 2021.