GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Arizona Coyotes Assistant General Manager Darcy Regier announced today that the Coyotes have named Mike Bavis and Doug Janik as assistant coaches of the Springfield Falcons, the Coyotes’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate. Ron Rolston was named Head Coach of the Falcons on June 18.
Bavis, 45, joins the Falcons after spending 15 seasons on Boston University’s men’s hockey coaching staff, including four seasons as associate coach.
He also served as a head coach or assistant coach at USA Hockey Select 15, 16, and 17 festivals and as a coach for the Mass/USA Hockey Satellite Training Program (STP).
As a player, the Roslindale, MA native was a four-year letterman at BU from 1989-93 and helped the Terriers win three Beanpots, a Hockey East title and make four consecutive NCAA tournament appearances. BU reached the national title game during Bavis’s sophomore season in 1990-91. Additionally, he was voted as New England's Top Defensive Forward by the New England Hockey Writers Association in 1992 and 1993.
Bavis was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the 12th round (245th overall) in the 1989 Entry Draft and played in 92 games with the Rochester Americans (AHL).
The 35-year-old Janik begins his coaching career after 14 seasons in professional hockey. The Agawam, MA native recorded 5-15-20 and 40 penalty minutes (PIM) in 29 games with Caldaro SG (Italy) in 2014-15.
The former defenseman was drafted by the Sabres in the second round (55th overall) in the 1999 Entry Draft. He registered 3-16-19 and 154 PIM in 190 career NHL games with the Sabres, Tampa Bay Lightning, Dallas Stars, Montreal Canadiens and Detroit Red Wings.