The Vancouver Canucks fired coach Travis Green and general manager Jim Benning on Sunday, the team announced, signaling a wave of change throughout the struggling franchise.

With the team stuck in last place in the Pacific Division, Bruce Boudreau was hired to replace Green. Boudreau is the Canucks' 20th coach.

Also fired were assistant GM John Weisbrod and assistant coach Nolan Baumgartner.

"First, I want to sincerely thank Jim, John, Travis and Nolan for their passion and dedication to the organization and our community," Canucks chairman Francesco Aquilini said in a statement. "We are grateful for everything they have done for the Canucks during their tenure, and we wish them nothing but success in the future.

"These are difficult decisions, but we believed we would have a competitive group this year. As a result, I'm extremely disappointed in how the team has performed so far. I'm making these changes because we want to build a team that competes for championships and it's time for new leadership to help take us there."

Scott Walker, 49, was named assistant coach to Boudreau. Walker spent four seasons playing right wing for the Canucks from 1994 to '98. He previously coached the Ontario Hockey League's Guelph Storm and worked as the Storm's president of hockey operations.