NHL coach shootings, hiring, and openings

While the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs are underway, the season is over for many other teams. Some of them have chosen to part with their head coaches in this off-season, including the New York Islanders, Detroit Red Wings, Philadelphia Flyers and Winnipeg Jets. In addition, there are several temporary bench chairs whose statuses have yet to be determined.

Below is an updated list of all those slots. Be sure to check back as the news continues throughout spring and summer.

MORE: Offseason guides for each eliminated team

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2021-22 record: 32-40-10 (74 points, sixth in the Atlantic)
2022 draft options: 1st, 2nd, 2nd (WSH), 3rd, 4th, 4th (VGK), 4th (COL), 5th, 7th, 7th (Los Angeles)
Expected cover area: $3,5376.944

The Red Wings will not renew the contract of Jeff Blashel, who has just finished his seventh season as head coach. Detroit finished with a record 32-40-10 (.451 percentage points) and was 26 points off a playoff point in the Eastern Conference, missing the playoffs for the sixth consecutive season.


2021-22 record: 37-35-10 (84 points, fifth in the capital)
2022 draft options: First, Second (COL), Third, Fifth, and Sixth
Expected cover area: $10,630,833

Team president and general manager Lou Lamorillo announced that The Islanders have sacked coach Barry Trotz. The club missed the playoffs after finishing 37-35-10, after two consecutive seasons of losing in the Conference Finals. Trotz had one year left on his five-year contract.


2021-22 record: 25-46-11 (61 points, eighth in the capital)
2022 draft options: First, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh
Expected cover area: 8803143 dollars

General Manager Chuck Fletcher has announced that interim Flyers coach Mike Yu will not be the team’s head coach next season. Yu, 48, went 17-36-7 behind the Flyers bench this season, as Philadelphia failed to cut the postseason for the second season in a row.


2021-22 record: 39-32-11 (89 points 6th place)
2022 draft options: 1st, 2nd (STL), 2nd (NYR), 3rd (CBJ), 4th (ARI), 6th, 7th
Expected cover area: 16271310 dollars

The Jets begin their search for head coaching, and inform interim coach Dave Lowry that he will get an interview in the process.


Teams with temporary coaches from 2021-22

Temporary coach: Derek King
2021-22 record: 28-42-12 (68 points, seventh in the middle)
2022 draft options: 2nd, 2nd (MIN), 3rd (VGK), 3rd (EDM), 3rd (TOR), 6th, 6th (CBJ), 7th
Expected cover area: $247,41667

The Black Hawks’ general manager, Kyle Davidson, said interim coach Derek King is still in the running for the full-time job. Blackhawks announced over the weekend that assistants Mark Crawford and Rob Cookson would not return to the organization next season, but Davidson said that does not affect King’s position.


Temporary coach: Jay Woodcroft
2021-22 record: 49-27-6 (104 points, second place in the Pacific)
2022 draft options: First, fifth, sixth, seventh
Expected cover area: 6964.538 dollars

The Oilers qualified for the playoffs under interim coach Jay Woodcroft, who was suspended after the club dismissed Dave Tibbett on February 10.


Temporary coach: Andrew Brunette
2021-22 record: 58-18-6 (122 points, first place in the Atlantic)
2022 draft options: Third, fourth, fifth, sixth, sixth (specification), seventh
Expected cover area: $2,710,833

After Joel Quinville’s resignation, the Panthers announced that Brown would take over the job behind the bench. He led the team to a dynamic season, in which the club won the Presidents Cup for having the best league record in the National Hockey League.


Temporary coach: Martin St. Louis
2021-22 record: 22-49-11 (55 points, 8th place in the Atlantic)
2022 draft options: 1st, 1st (CGY), 2nd, 2nd (EDM), 3rd, 3rd (ANA), 3rd (CAR), 4th, 4th (TB), 4th (NYR), 5th, 6th, 7th, 7th (STL)
Expected cover area: $3,359,524

The Canadians sacked Dominique Ducharme on February 9, replacing Martin St. Louis. Although the Habs seem to have played better under St. Louis’ watch, they finished last in the league with 55 points.

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