Former Blackhawks coach Jeremy Colliton has a new teamVincent Pariseon July 2, 2022 at 5:20 pm

The Chicago Blackhawks have not been a good team for a few years now. Luckily, with Kyle Davidson as the new general manager in place of Stan Bowman, it seems as if they are going to rebuild and get this team back on track.

In order to do so, they needed a new head coach. They got that guy with Luke Richardson who has a pretty impressive resume for a first-time head coach. He replaced Derek King who was the interim head coach for most of the 2021-22 season.

The reason they needed King to do that job is because of the fact that they needed to fire Jeremy Colliton within the first month of the season. The Hawks got off to a bad start and Colliton just clearly wasn’t the guy for this roster as currently constructed.

Colliton took a lot of heat and most of it was well deserved. He didn’t really ever make system adjustments and his style just didn’t fit what they were doing. He needed to go because his time to shine is down the road instead of now.

Former Chicago Blackhawks head coach Jeremy Colliton has a new hockey home.

He is clearly someone that knows the game and earned a head coach thing job at a young age. That means that with a little bit more experience and wisdom, he could become a good NHL coach one day later in life.

Jeremy took that next step by landing himself a new pro hockey home as a head coach. He is going to be the head coach of the Vancouver Canucks’ AHL squad, the Abbotsford Cancuks. He will replace Trent Cull who is going to be a part of the NHL squad’s assistant coach staff.

This is an outstanding idea for Colliton. He is still going to have an impressive job in the AHL so he can build up more momentum toward being an NHL coach. He already has great experience and he isn’t even 40 years old yet. Most NHL head coaches are a good 20 years older than that.

As mentioned before, expect Colliton to be in the NHL again in the future. He is a bright man that knows his hockey. He had to have learned a lot during his time with Chicago and all of this will serve him well.

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