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."