Kraken Set To Hand Reins To Bylsma

 The Firebirds could be losing their head coach.

The Seattle Kraken will hold a press conference Tuesday May 28th 2024  and are expected to name Dan Bylsma their new head coach. Bylsma is currently the coach of the Coachella Valley Firebirds, who are set to play Game 1 of the AHL Western Conference Finals on Weds May 29th 2024.

ESPN is reporting Bylsma will replace Dave Hakstol who was fired in April after the Kraken missed the playoffs..

The Kraken also fired assistant coach Paul McFarland.

Bylsma is no stranger to the NHL, and starting his first NHL coaching gig with the Penguins in 2009, and the team won the Stanley Cup in his first season.

He has also been the head coach in Buffalo, and an assistant in Detroit.



Coachella Valley Firebirds Head Coach Dan Bylsma

Photo from Seattle Krakken, Coachella Valley Firebirds