Former Vancouver Canucks AGM Chris Gear Joins The Nation Network’s Daily Faceoff


Chris Gear has officially entered the world of hockey media.

This, from Frank Seravalli of Daily Faceoff:

During his time with the Canucks — especially more recently as assistant general manager — Gear was the Canucks’ primary contract negotiator. He played a huge role in the club’s negotiations with Elias Pettersson and Quinn Hughes last offseason.

Gear has extensive knowledge of the business side of gambling and also served as the Canucks’ vice president of legal affairs. He would have been one of the main people responsible for communicating with the federal government to make sure players can cross the border safely and legally, for example.

The Canucks fired Gear – who had been with the club for over a decade – along with Jonathan Wall, who had been with the club for over 15 years, shortly after firing Jim Benning, Travis Green, John Weisbrod and Nolan Baumgartner in December of 2021.

Gear will regularly contribute stories and columns to that draw on his legal expertise and experience gained in the Canucks front office.

Gear, 49, grew up in Lennoxville, Que., played college football and earned his law degree at Queen’s University. Kingston, Ont., where he was a two-time conference star wide receiver and Queen’s MVP in 1997. He has lived in Vancouver since 1998, where he lives with his wife and two children.

Gear wrote his first article with Daily Faceoff today – where he looks at what’s next for Evander Kane.

We are thrilled to welcome Chris Gear to The Nation Network family!


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