Dave Gagner has left his position with the Vancouver Canucks as Director of Player Development to join the Orr Hockey Group.
His departure has not been announced by the Canucks, but the Orr Hockey Group has confirmed it through Twitter.
“We are excited to announce that Dave Gagner has joined the Orr Hockey Group as a partner,” the tweet read. “Dave will lead our player development group and his extensive experience and commitment to excellence is a huge addition for our group and especially for our Orr Hockey Group clients.”
Gagner was one of Mike Gillis‘ first hires shortly after being named the Canucks general manager. He joined the Canucks from the London Knights where he had been an assistant coach between 2006 and 2008.
News 1130 Sports suggests the Canucks could promote from within and have Jonathan Wall replace Gagner. Wall is currently the Director of Hockey Administration. Prior to Gagner, the position was held by Stan Smyl.
According to Canucks.com, Gagner was “responsible for working with Vancouver’s drafted and young players to assist in their continued growth as professionals.”