Canucks hand new teaching roles to Jason King, Chris Higgins


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In the course of the 2004-05 lockout season he was a point-per-game participant within the AHL, however suffered a critical concussion enjoying for the Moose. He performed one other 36 video games for the Moose in 2005-06 earlier than transferring to Sweden for a season with Skelleftea.

He performed 4 video games for the Geese in 2007-08 however by no means performed within the NHL once more after that, ending out his profession in Europe and the AHL.

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It’s not clear if there are any imminent plans to rent a substitute for King to work with Comets head coach Trent Cull and assistant coach Gary Agnew.

Very long time Canucks coach departs

King’s promotion wasn’t the one little bit of teaching information on the day: longtime abilities coach Glenn Carnegie is departing the crew “to pursue a brand new alternative.”

It’s believed that Carnegie is joining The RINK’s Kelowna hockey academy, previously often known as the Pursuit of Excellence. The RINK, based mostly in Winnipeg, purchased the long-standing Kelowna operation this summer season.

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Canucks gamers at each the NHL and AHL ranges had been mentioned to be massive followers of Carnegie’s teaching method. Carnegie had been with the Canucks for the reason that 2008-09 season; he spent a season as a conditioning coach with the Moose earlier than being promoted right into a abilities coach function with the NHL membership a season later.

Carnegie’s place is being taken over by one other former Canuck: Chris Higgins. Higgins joined the membership because the assistant director, participant growth final season.

“Chris brings a wealth of NHL expertise as a participant, nice data of the sport and a robust work ethic. He’ll help the ability and growth of our gamers and expanded roster whereas working alongside our crew and training workers day-to-day,” Inexperienced mentioned.

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