Yeo named Wild head coach

Chuck Fletcher's long and exhaustive search for the third head coach in the Minnesota Wild's franchise history is over.

With the NHL Entry Draft and free agency looming, Fletcher won't get a break from making important decisions. But he will get some input on those tough choices from the new coach of the Wild, Mike Yeo, who is now the youngest coach in the NHL at 37 years old.

"Mike possesses a great passion for coaching and is a strong communicator," said Fletcher. “He has been a winner at every level throughout his extensive coaching career."

There's no question that winning has followed Yeo wherever he's gone. His teams have advanced to the finals five times in his 11-year coaching career in the American Hockey League and the National Hockey League. As a player, he won a Turner Cup as a member of the Aeros, and he also coached last year's Wild prospects to an undefeated record at the Prospects Tournament in Traverse City, Michigan.

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