San Jose Sharks hire their next head coach
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San Jose Sharks hire their next head coach

The right fit for such a young team? He's only 36 years old!

Trevor Connors

This just in, the San Jose Sharks have named Ryan Warsofsky as their new head coach.

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“We’re very excited to announce Ryan as the 11th head coach of the San Jose Sharks,” said Sharks GM Mike Grier in a prepared statement. “His track record of success at nearly every level of hockey as a head and assistant coach speaks for itself. Ryan knows our existing group well, has the respect of the players who he will be working with, and will be a great teacher for the young players who will be joining our organization.”

The 36 year old Warsofsky has been with the Sharks organization as an assistant coach the past two seasons. Previous to that he was the head coach of the AHL's Chicago Wolves, winning a Calder Cup championship in 2021-22.

“I’m overwhelmed with gratitude and excitement to be named as the head coach of the San Jose Sharks,” said Warsofsky in a statement. “This a tremendous opportunity to continue to be part of a well-respected organization, and my family and I couldn’t be more excited for this next chapter. I want to thank our Owner Hasso Plattner, President Jonathan Becher, General Manager Mike Grier and Assistant GM’s Tom Holy and Joe Will for their trust in me. This is an organization that has a rich history of winning, and I can’t wait to get to work on coaching a team that our fans can be proud of.”

The Sharks have an opportunity to select top prospect Macklin Celebrini later this month at the 2024 NHL Entry Draft.

Source: San Jose Sharks