Philadelphia FlyersChuck Fletcher, general manager of the team, announced Tuesday that Mike Yeo will not serve as interim coach.
Yeo, 48 was 17-36-7 in behind the Flyers' bench as Philadelphia fell short of the playoffs for the second consecutive season. Yeo was previously a head coach for the Flyers. Minnesota WildAnd the St. Louis Blues.
Yeo was made interim coach following the Flyers fired head coach Alain VigneaultDecember 6, 2021. Following a 7-1 defeat to the Tampa Bay LightningThe team's winless streak was extended to eight by the addition of. Vigneault was in his third season with the Flyers and the team went 8-10-4.
Fletcher indicated that he would like Yeo to remain with the Flyers organization, stating that his knowledge base is invaluable to the team.
“Mike will continue to talk with me about that. Fletcher stated that he is free to talk to other teams.
In Vigneault's inaugural season, 2020, the Flyers made it to the playoffs for the last time.
Fletcher stated that the Flyers' hockey operations team will start the process of looking for a new head coach next week.
“We will create the perfect candidate profile. At this stage, all options are available. He said that once we have created a candidate profile, we will start reaching out to candidates.” “We must clearly define what we are looking to find.”
Fletcher stated that the Flyers were “aware” of the calendar, but would not put a time frame on hiring a coach.
The Flyers were amongst the NHL's most disappointing team this season. Fletcher signed several veteran players, including a defenseman, last offseason. Ryan EllisThe injury limited him to four games. The general manager spoke of an “aggressive tool” during the offseason. This will include a new coach.