MILWAUKEE — Dean Evason has been named the head coach of the Milwaukee Admirals. 47-year-old becomes the 20th head coach in Admirals history.
On Wednesday, June 20th, Evason threw out the first pitch at Miller Park as the Milwaukee Brewers took on the Toronto Blue Jays in their last game of the series.
Evason has spent the past seven seasons as an assistant coach with the Washington Capitals, helping them claim four straight Southeast Division titles, reach the Stanley Cup Playoffs in each of the past five seasons (2008-12) and win the 2010 President’s Trophy.
In his time as an assistant in Washington from 2005-12, the Capitals compiled a 294-206-74 record (.577). Evason’s responsibilities included face-offs (helping the Caps finish among the NHL’s Top 10 five times in his seven seasons), the penalty kill (which finished as high as second in the League under his watch (2010-11) while also being in charge of the team’s forwards.
Evason replaces Ian Herbers, who left the organization after being named the head coach at the University of Alberta in May. Stan Drulia, who was hired by Herbers as an assistant coach last season, will continues those duties behind the bench.