Prior to joining the Coyotes, Brown spent the previous three seasons with the Vancouver Canucks as an assistant coach. He was named to the Vancouver staff on Aug. 3, 2010 and was part of Alain Vigneault's staff when the Canucks won consecutive Presidents' Trophies in 2010-11 and 2011-12 and went to the 2011 Stanley Cup Final.
“We are pleased to add Newell to our coaching staff,” Coyotes general manager Don Maloney said. “Newell has a wealth of experience and brings a very positive, upbeat attitude to our hockey club. His primary focus will be our power play and creating more offensive opportunities in our games. With assistant coach John Anderson not returning, we have found an excellent replacement.”