Craig Cunningham is sticking with the Arizona Coyotes. The club has signed the former player to a two-year contract to serve as a pro scout, as well as to assist in player development with the Coyotes’ prospects. “Craig was a smart, hard-working player with an incredible passion for the game,” said general manager John Chayka. […]
Jeremy Colliton would still love to be playing hockey. As he put it, “it’s the best game in the world to play.” But post-concussion symptoms cut his pro playing career short and led to a coaching opportunity in Sweden. It was a successful transition. Now, Colliton will bring his coaching ability back to this side […]
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres hired Pittsburgh Penguins associate general manager Jason Botterill on Thursday to oversee a franchise that owner Terry Pegula criticized for lacking structure and discipline. Botterill takes over three weeks after Tim Murray was fired, and one day after Pittsburgh advanced to the Eastern Conference finals by defeating the […]
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The Buffalo Sabres have hired Jason Botterill as their new General Manager. The team made the announcement on Twitter Thursday. Botterill is coming to Buffalo from Pittsburgh, where he served as the Penguins’ Associate General Manager. “We are very happy to welcome Jason Botterill to the Buffalo Sabres family,” Sabres owner […]
A chat toward the end of his playing career planted a seed in Travis Green's mind. The veteran center had already thought about staying in hockey after retirement when a conversation with Paul Maurice, then his head coach with the Toronto Maple Leafs, got him thinking. Some 10 years later, Green was introduced as the […]
JUNE 13: Assistant coach John Stevens of the Los Angeles Kings holds the Stanley Cup after his team won Game Five 3-2 in double overtime over the New York Rangers in Game Five of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final at the Staples Center on June 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The Kings won the […]
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In the midst of losing their grip on first place, the Montreal Canadiens abruptly fired coach Michel Therrien on Tuesday and hired Claude Julien in hopes of getting their season back on track. Montreal general manager Marc Bergevin made the announcement two days into his team’s bye week. Julien was fired as coach of the […]
The Montreal Canadiens have hired Sean Burke as a professional scout for the western region, general manager Marc Bergevin announced Thursday. Honored to be joining one of the classiest organizations in hockey @CanadiensMTL — Sean Burke (@SBurkie1) September 8, 2016 The former NHL goalie spent six seasons in the Coyotes organization, beginning as a goaltending […]
Manny Malhotra got his wish. After retiring in the offseason, Malhotra was reportedly searching for a job in the game, and the Vancouver Canucks provided him the opportunity, hiring the 36-year-old in the role of development coach on Wednesday. Malhotra spent three seasons with the Canucks from 2010-2013, and will be used in developing the […]
Joe Sakic had to rush his coaching search after the abrupt resignation of Patrick Roy. After interviewing candidates with varying degrees of NHL coaching experience, Sakic ultimately chose Jared Bednar as the team’s new coach. Bednar spent the past 14 seasons as a minor league coach, most recently winning the American Hockey League’s Calder Cup […]
The Colorado Avalanche have hired Jared Bednar as their new head coach. Bednar replaces Patrick Roy, who abruptly stepped down as coach and vice president of hockey operations earlier this month. The 44-year-old Bednar won the American Hockey League’s Calder Cup championship as coach of the Lake Erie Monsters last season.