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Mikeyeo

Michael Yeo (born July 31, 1973 in North Bay, Ontario) is the current head coach of the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League. He was formerly an assistant coach for the Pittsburgh Penguins and head coach of the Houston Aeros.

CareerEdit

Yeo spent 5 seasons with the Houston Aeros while they were members of the International Hockey League (IHL). In 1998-1999, he captained the team to the Turner Cup Championship.

Yeo was brought in as a minor league veteran by the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, the top affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, at the onset of their inaugural season. This was to be the beginning of what would eventually become eleven years of service with the Pittsburgh Penguins organization. After just 19 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Yeo suffered a career ending knee injury. He accepted an offer to become Glenn Patrick's assistant with the American Hockey League Penguins, and remained in that position when Michel Therrien replaced Patrick in 2003. Yeo followed Therrien in 2005 to the Pittsburgh Penguins after the firing of Eddie Olczyk.[1] Together, the two helped lay the groundwork for the 07-08 season’s success, in which the Penguins produced their second-highest points total in franchise history, with Yeo’s primary responsibilities focused towards working with the Penguins’ special teams. Yeo, then working under Therrien's successor as head coach, Dan Bylsma, helped the Penguins win the Stanley Cup in 2009.

On June 16, 2010, Yeo was hired as the head coach of the Houston Aeros, replacing Kevin Constantine. Yeo lead the Aeros to the Western Conference championship in his only year as their head coach. The season before Yeo's hiring, the Aeros finished in last place in the West Division.

Yeo was announced as the head coach of the Minnesota Wild on June 17, 2011. The Wild under Yeo won their first game at home against the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-2.

Personal lifeEdit

Yeo has two children: a daughter, Braeden, and a son, Kyler, and a wife named Tanya. He attended Widdifield Secondary School in North Bay, Ontario.

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1990-91 Sudbury Wolves OHL 58 7 2 9 73 4 0 0 0 5
1991-92 Sudbury Wolves OHL 43 5 8 13 60 11 2 1 3 2
1992-93 Sudbury Wolves OHL 24 8 5 13 47 3 0 0 0 5
1993-94 Sudbury Wolves OHL 65 34 32 66 53 10 8 4 12 4
1994-95 Houston Aeros IHL 63 5 12 17 100 -- -- -- -- --
1995-96 Houston Aeros IHL 69 14 16 30 113 -- -- -- -- --
1996-97 Houston Aeros IHL 56 10 11 21 105 13 2 3 5 2
1997-98 Houston Aeros IHL 72 20 21 41 128 3 0 1 1 2
1998-99 Houston Aeros IHL 57 6 12 18 100 9 0 4 4 11
1999-00 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 19 1 3 4 4 -- -- -- -- --
OHL Totals 190 54 47 101 233 28 10 5 15 16
IHL Totals 317 55 72 127 511 25 2 8 10 15
AHL Totals 19 1 3 4 4 -- -- -- -- --

External linksEdit

Mike Yeo's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database

ReferencesEdit

  1. Molinari, Dave. "Q&A with Mike Yeo", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2006-03-13. 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Todd Richards
Head coach of the Minnesota Wild
2011 – present
Incumbent


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