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Monsters identify Eaves head coach | TheAHL.com

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The Columbus Blue Jackets have named director of participant personnel Chris Clark normal supervisor of the AHL’s Cleveland Monsters, and signed Mike Eaves to a multi-year contract to turn into the sixth head coach in Monsters franchise historical past.Eaves, 63, joins the Monsters with 34 seasons of expertise teaching within the skilled and collegiate ranks, together with the final 17 years at St. Olaf School (2016-19) and the College of Wisconsin (2002-16). At Wisconsin, Eaves led his alma mater to seven NCAA event appearances and the 2006 nationwide championship.On the professional stage, Eaves spent three seasons as head coach of the AHL’s Hershey Bears from 1990-93, along with stints as an assistant coach with the Calgary Flames (1985-86), Philadelphia Flyers (1988-90, 93-94) and Pittsburgh Penguins (1997-2000).A local of Denver, Colo., Eaves has additionally coached on the College of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; St. Cloud State College; Shattuck-St. Mary’s in Faribault, Minn.; and HIFK Helsinki within the Finnish elite league. He additionally spent two seasons as head coach of USA Hockey’s Nationwide Crew Growth Program from 2000-02, and coached the U.S. nationwide junior crew to a gold medal on the 2004 IIHF U-20 World Junior Championship.Eaves performed elements of eight seasons within the NHL with the Minnesota North Stars and Calgary Flames after 4 years at Wisconsin, the place he led the Badgers to the 1977 nationwide championship and stays the highest-scoring participant in program historical past.Clark, 43, has been with the Blue Jackets entrance workplace since retiring as a participant in 2011. The native of South Windsor, Conn., performed 607 video games within the NHL with Calgary, Washington and Columbus, and gained a Calder Cup championship with the AHL’s Saint John Flames in 2001.

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