Winnipeg has opted not to renew the contract of AHL Manitoba bench boss Keith McCambridge, who led the club to the Calder Cup Final just two years ago.
“This morning we informed Keith McCambridge that we will not be renewing his contract for the 2016-17 season as Head Coach of the Manitoba Moose,” GM Kevin Cheveldayoff said in a release. “We thank Keith for his professionalism, leadership, and coaching over the past five seasons as well as for his previous years of service as a Moose Assistant Coach.”
McCambridge, 42, worked closely with a number of Winnipeg’s prized young prospects this past season. Connor Hellebuyck, Josh Morrissey, Nic Petan, Brendan Lemieux and J.C. Lipon all spent time in Manitoba, with several getting a look at the NHL level.
Of course, the AHL club has failed to make the playoffs in consecutive seasons, and won just 26 games this year.
No word yet on who’s in line to replace McCambridge in Manitoba.