The Anaheim Ducks have named Paul MacLean assistant coach. Winner of the 2013 Jack Adams Award as the NHL Coach of the Year with Ottawa, MacLean returns to Anaheim where he served as an assistant coach for two seasons from 2002-04. MacLean joins Bruce Boudreau’s coaching staff with fellow assistant coaches Trent Yawney and Scott Niedermayer. ...more
Calgary Flames head coach Bob Hartley captured the Jack Adams Award as "the NHL coach adjudged to have contributed the most to his team's success," as selected by the NHL Broadcasters’ Association. Hartley was a top-three selection on 63 of the 75 ballots cast, including 37 first-place votes, for 237 voting points. ...more
By Paul Harris - NHL.com Corrsepondent - 06.09.2015
Jeff Blashill was named coach of the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday, June 9. Blashill had been the coach of the Red Wings' American Hockey League affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins. He replaced Mike Babcock, who was hired last month as coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs....more
I'm very excited about what happened today. We've worked on this deal with Toronto for a month, or over a month. It got a little bit of legs on draft day, but it really heated up last night, and we were able to complete the deal today.
— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on Phil Kessel, who he acquired from the Maple Leafs in a trade on Wednesday