Émilie Castonguay is known for breaking new ground and now she’s doing it with the Vancouver Canucks.
President of hockey operations and interim general manager Jim Rutherford announced today that Castonguay has been named assistant general manager. She is the first female assistant general manager in team history.
Castonguay was also the first woman to become an NHLPA certified agent in Canada in 2016. She represented a number of players in the NHL, AHL, the junior ranks and internationally.
"It is an honour to join the Vancouver Canucks and I am grateful to Jim and the Aquilini family for the opportunity," said Castonguay. "The Canucks have a passionate fanbase and an exciting young team with a bright future. I can't wait to help build a winning organization that continues to grow and challenges for championship."
Castonguay played four years of NCAA Division 1 hockey at Niagara University. She graduated with a law degree from l'Université de Montréal in 2012 and is a member of the Quebec Bar Association. She was also named as one of the 25 most powerful women in hockey by Sportsnet in 2020
"Émilie has extensive experience, is driven to succeed, and has a strong reputation in hockey for her intelligence and work ethic," said Rutherford.
She will be involved in player negotiations and contracts, and managing the collective bargaining agreement.
“She will be a key member of our leadership team and we are pleased to welcome her to Vancouver," added Rutherford.