|Evason was the head coach of the WHL’s Kamloops Blazers for three years before joining Vancouver, posting a 109-83-17-7 record from 1999 to 2002. His first junior coaching experience came as an assistant with the Calgary Hitmen during the 1999 playoffs, helping them capture the league championship. He also served as a player/coach for two seasons for Landshut of the German Hockey League in 1997-98 and ’98-99. A native of Flin Flon, Manitoba, Evason is a member of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame. He was drafted by the Capitals in the fifth round, 89th overall, in the 1982 Entry Draft and played 17 games over two seasons with Washington in 1983-84 and ’84-85. A center, Evason played 13 seasons in the NHL with Washington, Hartford, San Jose, Dallas and Calgary, recording 139 goals and 233 assists in 803 games.