Former Vancouver Canucks GM Mike Gillis has reportedly interviewed for the vacant GM role with the Florida Panthers.

Gillis, 61, has been out of the NHL for six years after being fired by the Canucks in 2014. He spent two years between 2016-2018 working for the NLA’s Genève-Servette HC as their director.

He’s been showing interest in returning to the NHL for some time. In July 2019, he spoke at a coaches conference where he talked about a five-year journey he undertook to better understand the game of hockey.

He said at the time he wanted an NHL role, but not of a GM. Since then, however, he’s interviewed for two jobs: the role of GM for the New Jersey Devils, and now, the Panthers job.

Gillis worked for the Canucks between 2008 and 2014 and helped to shape the team the Canucks took to the finals in 2011.

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