After every season in the NHL, it’s normal to see some teams fire and then hire either new head coaches, assistant coaches or people in management, and of course, this season is no different. There are a handful of teams around the league looking for new head coaches or people in management right now and the Maple Leafs have someone on their bench who has been on the radar for a couple of teams now.
According to Daily Faceoff’s Frank Seravelli, Toronto Maple Leafs assistant coach Spencer Carbery is one name he can confirm is on a long list of names that Anaheim Ducks general manager Pat Verbeek has interviewed for the team’s new head coach.
#NHLDucks coaching search has mostly flown under radar, amazing because I believe GM Pat Verbeek has spoken to roughly 468 potential candidates.
But I can confirm 3 names on the list: Andrew Brunette (#njdevils), Spencer Carbery (#Leafs) & Mike Vellucci (#pens).@DailyFaceoff
— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) May 18, 2023
Seravelli mentions Carbery is one name along with two others – Andrew Brunette of the Devils and Mike Vellucci of the Penguins – that he can confirm the Ducks organization has spoken with for their search for a new head coach.
It’s not the first time Toronto has had Spencer Carbery interview for another team. Last off-season the San Jose Sharks interviewed the 41-year-old, per Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now, but ultimately, they went a different direction and hired somebody different.
The Boston Bruins also had an interest in Carbery and was reported that he, along with a handful of other candidates was set to be interviewed for the Bruins’ head coaching spot. However, as we know, the Bruins ended up choosing Jim Montgomery.
Whether Carbery impresses the Ducks and …
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