Per a press release
this AM from the team website of the Vancouver Canucks we've learned that former Winnipeg Jets forward Scott Arniel one of the most sought after coaches and is back in charge of his old team.
Only now the Manitoba Moose are in a new city.
The Canucks announced today that Arniel has been named as Coach of the Canucks AHL affiliate Chicago Wolves.
Personally I like this move. I liked Arniel as a player, and I liked his results as the Moose bench boss for the time we had him. Sure he didn't do anything special in C-Bus but the players liked him, and he was good in the room.
Time will tell.
Scott Arniel is now 49. He's from Kingston, ON.
What's he been up to the last few years you ask? Well, he was head coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets during the 2010/11 and 2011/12 seasons.
His record during that time was 45-60-18.
Prior to coaching the Blue Jackets, Arniel was the Head Coach of the Canucks AHL affiliate the Manitoba Moose 2006/07.
Looking at his Coaching numbers from the Moose he in 2008/09 he had 50 regular season wins, and 25 road wins, while tying the franchise mark for the most home wins in one season 25.
The Moose finished first overall in the entire American Hockey League for the first time ever that season with a record of 50-23-1-6 for 107 points.
He won the A.R. Pieri Memorial Award as the league’s outstanding coach for 2008/09.
In four seasons under Arniel, the Moose won over 40 games each season and compiled a record of 181-106-33 in 320 games and earned two North Division regular season titles (2006/07 & 2008/09).
“We are thrilled to have Scott return to our organization,” said Mike Gillis, Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager. “He has had a large impact on the development of a number of our current roster players and we are confident he’ll again play an instrumental role in player development. Scott brings a great deal of character, experience and expertise to the head coaching position.”