One face familiar to Wild coach Bruce Boudreau is joining his staff as an assistant, but another familiar face is departing, the team announced Wednesday.
Dean Evason, a former Boudreau assistant in Washington and most recently the coach of the American Hockey League’s Milwaukee Admirals, will join the Wild staff.
In the same news release, the Wild announced that assistant coach John Anderson will not have his contract renewed. Anderson is a former teammate of Boudreau’s and was described as a longtime “confidant” by Boudreau when he was hired as a Wild assistant in 2016.
Evason, 53, appeared in 803 career NHL games as a player and was a teammate of new Wild General Manager Paul Fenton in Hartford and San Jose. He worked with the Capitals’ forwards under Boudreau with a focus on faceoffs and penalty killing.
Evason compiled a 242-161-53 record in six seasons with the Admirals.
• The Wild clarified the title of Jack Ferreira, the former Minnesota North Stars general manager who joined the organization on Monday. Ferreira will be a senior adviser. Brent Flahr is senior vice president of hockey operations for the Wild, and Andrew Brunette and Shep Harder are assistant general managers.