The Minnesota Wild have removed the interim tag from Dean Evason’s name and have named him the new full time head coach in St. Paul. Evason is being given a two-year contract from general manager Bill Guerin. This is coming after Bruce Boudreau’s record was subpar with 158 wins, 110 losses and 35 overtime losses.
Credentials And Merit
Dean Evason has a 8-4 record after Boudreau was let go back in February. He has 242 wins, 161 losses and 53 overtime losses with the Milwaukee Admirals. His other coaching experience includes six seasons as a Head Coach in the Western Hockey League (WHL).
Evason served as co-coach of the Calgary Hitmen in 2004-2005, head coach of the Vancouver Giants for two seasons (2002-2004) and head coach of the Kamloops Blazers for three seasons (1999-2002). In a recent interview, Wild GM Bill Guerin said, “Dean has done a fantastic job as our interim head coach and deserves this opportunity. I look forward to watching our team under his leadership going forward.”
Minnesota Wild fans are excited for this new opportunity and hope they can make a decent run in the next couple of years with the help of Dean Evason.