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Friday, July 17, 2009

Matt Shaw joins McLellan in San Jose

For Aeros assistant coach and Wild Video Coach Matt Shaw will join the San Jose Sharks as Assistant coach.

This is wonderful news for truly one of the classiest coaches I have ever dealt with. Granted that list isn't all that long, but the timing couldn't be better for Shaw, who is leaving the Wild to take the place of the guy who left to coach the Wild.

For new Aeros fans, Shaw was McLellan's assistant in Houston.

Consider this quote from McLellan from the Sharks' Web site:

"Our policy is to talk to several different people throughout a hiring process but I kept coming back to Matt," explained McLellan during a conference call on Friday. "Next year is a big year for all of us as players and as coaches and he and I have worked together in the past so there is a comfort level. He has tremendous character and a strong ability to interact with the players and coaches."


Fred Trask said...

Good for Matt!

He is one of the good ones for sure. Hopefully he'll hit his stride there and there will be more good things from one time Bomber Boys.

Forecheck said...

Who's next to leave? Chilly? Or will he be one of Constantine's assistants?

I guess it's not even certain now that Constantine will really be back....