Craig Berube is going back behind a bench. He’s been named head coach of the St. Louis Blues’ AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves.
Berube was most recently a bench boss in Philadelphia. He was fired by the Flyers at the end of the 2014-15 season, eventually replaced by Dave Hakstol.
This won’t be Berube’s first time as head coach in the AHL. He served as the Phantoms’ head coach in 2007-08, going 46-27-7 before losing in the second round of the playoffs.
Berube, 50, was rumored to be a candidate for a number of assistant positions in the NHL, but this job — i.e., being in charge of a team — may be a better route to getting back to the NHL as a head coach.
It worked for Mike Sullivan, after all.