As expected, Danny Flynn has been named head coach of the Saint John Sea Dogs.
The team officially made the announcement this afternoon. Flynn signed a three-year deal with the team, making him head coach through the 2017-18 season. No other contract details were released.
"I wish to thank to the Sea Dogs for this opportunity," said Flynn in a press release. "I'm looking forward to the challenge and excited about the chance to work with this group of players. Saint John is a great hockey town with a first-class facility and knowledgeable fans. I'm anxious to get started and be well-prepared for the start of the season."
Flynn has a ton of coaching experience, most notably as head coach of the Moncton Wildcats from 2007-2013. He won the President Cup in 2010, defeating the Sea Dogs in the final.
This past season, Flynn was an assistant coach with Ted Nolan’s Buffalo Sabres.
"Danny's record speaks for itself," said Sea Dogs general manager Darrell Young. "He has a wide range of experience at different levels of the game, he understands what it takes to help our student-athletes excel, and he's a winner."
The hiring ensures the Sea Dogs have a head coach in place for the QMJHL Entry Draft, which takes place June 6 in Sherbrooke. Saint John will select first overall.
No assistant coaches have been named yet.