Canucks make changes to business-side leadership

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The Canucks are onto their third senior business executive since the departure of Victor De Bonis in 2016

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Patrick Johnston

Michael Doyle has been appointed as president of Canucks Sports and Entertainment business operations. Photo by Vancouver Canucks Article content

Yet another new face will head up the Vancouver Canucks’ business operations, the NHL team announced Tuesday.

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Michael Doyle, who had previously led the team’s live entertainment and hospitality operations at Rogers Arena, as well as running the Toptable Group, the collection of restaurants owned by the Aquilinis — who also own the Canucks — has been promoted to president of business operations for Canucks Sports and Entertainment.

He’s the third person to take over the top executive role for Canucks Sports and Entertainment since Victor De Bonis left in 2016.

Doyle will take over the top of the Canucks’ business-side executive pyramid, replacing Trent Carroll, who has been Chief Operating Officer since November 2018, when Jeff Stipec left the COO position with little warning.

Stipec, who had talked openly about replacing Rogers Arena’s seats among other things, had replaced De Bonis in 2016. De Bonis’ departure had been a big surprise as well, as he had been the Canucks’ COO since 2007.

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