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Vancouver hires ex-Canucks Dave Babych and Glen Hanlon to staff

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Vancouver Canucks added a pair of old hands to their staff.

Dave Babych and Glen Hanlon were hired by the team Sunday. Babych will serve as player-development consultant, while Hanlon will work as a goaltender scout.

In 19 seasons, Babych, a defenceman, scored 142 goals and added 581 assists in 1,195 games with Winnipeg, Hartford, Vancouver, Philadelphia and Los Angeles.

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Hanlon was drafted by the Canucks 40th overall in the 1977 entry draft. Over 15 seasons he was 167-202-61 with 13 shutouts in 477 games with Vancouver, St. Louis, New York and Detroit.

He also spent four years as Washington’s coach and served as assistant coach with the Canucks.