After former assistant coach Bob Woods accepted the head coaching job with the Saskatoon Blades of the WHL, there was an opening behind the Anaheim Ducks’ bench with head coach Bruce Boudreau.
That vacancy has been filled by Trent Yawney.
Today the Ducks announced that Yowney, the Norfolk Admirals head coach, would be replacing Woods as assistant coach.
Yawney will bring plenty of experience to Anaheim as he has spent 13 seasons as a coach, six in the NHL. In the NHL, Yawney was an assistant with the Chicago Blackhawks from 1999-00 and served as an assistant with the San Jose Sharks from 2008-2011. He was briefly the head coach of the Blackhawks from 2005-2006.
Most recently, Yawney led the Admirals to the AHL playoffs last season. Under his wing, Norfolk upset the top-seeded Manchester Monarchs. The Admirals would then fall in the next round.
The former defenseman played for three teams during his NHL playing days, including the Blackhawks, Calgary Flames, and St. Louis Blues. He racked up 129 points in 593 career games.
Yawney is a native of Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan.
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