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Mike Yeo joins Flyers coaching staff

'I am excited to add Michel and Mike on our coaching staff to work alongside Ian Laperriere, Kim Dillabaugh and Adam Patterson'
Mike Yeo, speaking at the North Bay Sports Hall of Fame dinner on Saturday night, is a new assistant coach with the Philadelphia Flyers. Photo by Chris Dawson/

North Bay's Mike Yeo has been named one of two new assistant coaches named to the Philadelphia Flyers coaching staff on Monday. 

Yeo along with Michel Therrien were named as new assistant coaches to accompany new Flyers head coach Alain Vigneault today.  

"I am excited to add Michel and Mike on our coaching staff to work alongside Ian Laperriere, Kim Dillabaugh and Adam Patterson," said Vigneault in a Flyers release. 

"Both men have enjoyed success at all levels throughout their coaching careers, including working together at the NHL level. Each brings a considerable amount of experience and knowledge to our group, which I have no doubt will help lead our team to immediate success."

Yeo, who was in town to be inducted into the North Bay Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday night, was most recently with the St. Louis Blues, where he served as an assistant coach from June 13, 2016 to February 1, 2017 and as head coach from that date until November 19, 2018. Yeo began his coaching career as an assistant coach in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in 1999 and continued in that position when Therrien was hired in 2003. Yeo was promoted to Pittsburgh along with Therrien on December 15, 2005 and the pair worked together until Therrien's departure in February 2009. Yeo remained in his role through the end of the 2009-10 season, winning the Stanley Cup in 2009.

Yeo earned his first head coaching job when he was hired to guide the Houston Aeros, the AHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild, on June 16, 2010. The Aeros reached the AHL's Calder Cup Finals in Yeo's one season behind the bench, after which he was named the head coach of the Wild on June 17, 2011. Yeo became the youngest head coach in the NHL at the time, at the age of 38. Yeo held the position until February 13, 2016; his teams made the playoffs in three of his four full seasons behind the Wild bench, including 98- and 100-point seasons, respectively, in 2013-14 and 2014-15.

In 482 games as an NHL head coach, Yeo has a record of 246-181-55.


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