LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 22: General Manager Mike Gillis of the Vancouver Canucks poses after winning the NHL General Manager of the Year Award during the 2011 NHL Awards at The Pearl concert theater at the Palms Casino Resort June 22, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Gillis was in the 4th year of his 5 year contract. Via the Province Gillis said:
"I am very pleased to be signing this extension to remain the President & General Manager of the Vancouver Canucks. I am proud of the work our entire organization has done these past four years and look forward to continuing to build on our success. We are driven every day to try and win the Stanley Cup and will continue to focus on being a strong organization both on and off of the ice."