Arniel named head coach of AHL Wolves

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It’s official: Scott Arniel is the new head coach of the AHL’s Chicago Wolves, the minor-league affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks.

Arniel coached Vancouver’s AHL affiliate, then the Manitoba Moose, from 2006-07 to 2009-10 before becoming head coach in Columbus. (He was fired by the Blue Jackets in January.)

“We are thrilled to have Scott return to our organization,” said Canucks GM Mike Gillis in a release. “He has had a large impact on the development of a number of our current roster players and we are confident he’ll again play an instrumental role in player development. Scott brings a great deal of character, experience and expertise to the head coaching position.”