While it has been an interesting off-season for coaches (more on that later), Monday is going to be hard to top. Three people with Minnesota Wild ties - Dwayne Roloson, Drake Berehowsky and Kevin Constantine - have new coaching jobs today.
None of them, however, are actually with the Wild organization.
As stated above, Roloson has been hired as Anaheim's goaltender coach. The 43 year-old, who played for Minnesota from 2001-2006, has been retired since 2012 following a two-year stint with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Roloson's NHL career spans five teams, including a Stanley Cup Final appearance with Edmonton in 2006.
#NHLDucks make official what @louisjean_tva reported that they've named Dwayne Roloson as goaltending coach.
— Stephen Whyno (@SWhyno) June 10, 2013
Roloson will have his hands full in Anaheim with Ducks goaltending duo Jonas Hiller and 30 year-old rookie sensation Viktor Fasth. Time will tell if he can become the next Bob Mason, but being able to help coach those two is a good start.
Berehowsky, who stepped down Thursday as head coach and General Manager of the Orlando Solar Bears (Minnesota's ECHL affiliate), was named the 12th head coach in Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL) history.
“The opportunity to be the head coach of the Lethbridge Hurricanes is truly exciting” Drake Berehowsky said in a statement. “Since I began my coaching career, it has always been my dream to be a Head Coach in the Canadian Hockey League.
Prior to Monday's announcement, Berehowsky led the Solar Bears' to a 28-37-3 record in their inaugural season.
Constantine, meanwhile, might be joining Berehowsky in the WHL. This time the former Houston Aeros (AHL/RIP) head coach from 2007-2010 is reportedly returning to the Everett Silvertips. Constantine, a defensive-oriented bench boss who coached in the NHL with San Jose, Pittsburgh and New Jersey, led the expansion Silvertips to the WHL Final in 2004.
His last head coaching job was with HC Ambri-Piotta in Switzerland; a job that ended last October.
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