The Vancouver Canucks have decided to promote Chris Gear to assistant general manager and chief legal officer. The 47-year old executive has spent the last four seasons serving in their hockey operations department, after five years as the Canucks Sports & Entertainment general counsel.
GM Jim Benning released a short statement:
We’re fortunate to have a very talented and experienced Hockey Operations staff. Chris Gear has made a significant contribution to our Hockey Operations executive over four years and we’re pleased to recognize his efforts and have him continue to provide his experience and support.
Gear will work closely with the rest of the hockey operations staff in the day to day management of the team, as well as the AHL’s Utica Comets. John Weisbrod is the other assistant general manager under Benning.