Willie Desjardins will be meeting with the Canucks in Vancouver this weekend and according to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie, the team will introduce him as their new head coach next week assuming all goes as expected in the hiring process.
Desjardins, 58, led the AHL's Texas Stars to Calder Cup victory win over the St. John's IceCaps this past season. He has served as the Stars head coach for the past two seasons, following a three-year stint as an assistant coach with Dallas.
The native of Climax, Sask. also won a WHL championship in 2004 as coach of the Medicine Hat Tigers.