John Tortorella's 36-35-11 first season as the Vancouver Canucks head coach will be his last, according to a report by TSN Vancouver reporter Farhan Lalji.

Lalji reports that the Canucks will fire Tortorella on Thursday, one season after he took over for current New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault.

The move comes less than a month after former president and general manager Mike Gillis was fired and replaced by former Canucks forward Trevor Linden, who was named president of hockey operations.

The fiery Tortorella, fired by the New York Rangers at the end of last season, had a tumultuous season in Vancouver, highlighted by being suspended 15 days after trying to enter the Calgary Flames' dressing room to fight the coaching staff on Jan. 18.

Tortorella, who won the Jack Adams Award as the league's top coach for the 2003-04 season as well as a Stanley Cup with the Tampa Bay Lightning that season, is still owed for the remaining four years on the five-year, $10 million contract he signed with Vancouver prior to the season.