The Vancouver Canucks have relieved Willie Desjardins of his duties as head coach, along with assistant coaches Doug Lidster and Perry Pearn.
"We made a very difficult decision to relieve Willie Desjardins of his duties as head coach today," said Canucks GM Jim Benning. "It's been a challenging season and we all share responsibility for the results however, we felt this change was necessary as we continue to develop a young team and look ahead to the future.
"We're grateful to Willie, Doug, Perry and each of their families for their dedication and hard work and wish them every success."
In three seasons behind Vancouver's bench, Desjardins posted a 109-110-27 record.