2 Golden Knights coaches named to Canada’s Olympic staff

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Two Golden Knights coaches volition beryllium connected Team Canada’s unit if the NHL goes to the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Knights manager Pete DeBoer volition beryllium an adjunct for manager Jon Cooper, caller of back-to-back Stanley Cup wins with the Tampa Bay Lightning. He volition beryllium joined by Knights manager of hockey operations Misha Donskov, who volition beryllium the peculiar adjunct of coaching operations.

DeBoer is 55-19-4 since coming to Las Vegas and has led the squad to consecutive semifinal appearances. He has extended planetary experience, having been a Canada adjunct for 4 World Championships, 2 U20 events and 1 U18 competition.

Donskov took a much on-ice relation with the Knights past season. He helped galore of the players with accomplishment improvement earlier and aft practice, including Max Pacioretty, William Carrier and Keegan Kolesar.

The 2 could beryllium joined by respective Knights players connected Team Canada. Captain Mark Stone and defensemen Alex Pietrangelo and Shea Theodore are beardown candidates to marque the squad. Former Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury could beryllium successful the premix arsenic well.

The different coaches connected Canada’s unit are Boston’s Bruce Cassidy and the New York Islanders’ Barry Trotz.

It is not authoritative if the NHL let its players to enactment successful the 2022 Beijing Games. Negotations are inactive ongoing with the International Olympic Committee to corroborate the league’s participation.

Contact Ben Gotz astatine bgotz@reviewjournal.com. Follow @BenSGotz connected Twitter.

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