Report: Willie Desjardins traveling to Vancouver, expected to be named new head coach

by Jun 20, 3:01 PM

Willie Desjardins became one of the most sought-after head coaching candidates after leading the AHL's Texas Stars to a Calder Cup championship, and was reportedly deciding between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Vancouver Canucks.

After some thought about Pittsburgh's reported low-ball offer, it appears he decided to take his talents to British Columbia.

Earlier on Friday, Kevin Weekes of Hockey Night in Canada tweeted a report suggesting Willie Desjardins has indeed chosen the Canucks and is signing  multi-year deal with the club.

Keep McKenzie's "as expected" caveat in mind, however; the coaching carousel has tossed more than a few reports to the wind in recent days.