VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Vancouver Canucks have fired coach Willie Desjardins after missing the postseason for the second consecutive season.
The team announced the move Monday, a day after ending the season with its eighth straight loss.
Assistant coaches Doug Lidster and Perry Pearn were also let go.
In three seasons with Vancouver, Desjardins went 109-110-27. The 60-year-old led the club to the playoffs as a rookie NHL head coach in 2014-15, but the rebuilding Canucks took a big step backward last season and then finished 29th out of 30 teams in the NHL standings this season.
A news conference was scheduled for Monday afternoon.
“It’s been a challenging season and we all share responsibility for the results,” Canucks general manager Jim Benning said in a…