Jump to content
The Official Site of the Vancouver Canucks
Canucks Community

[Report] Canucks name Mike Yeo, Trent Cull as assistant coaches; name Jeremy Colliton as Abbotsford head coach

Rate this topic

Recommended Posts



Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Patrik Allvin and Abbotsford Canucks General Manger Ryan Johnson announced today changes to the club's coaching staff.

Mike Yeo has been brought on as an Assistant Coach and Trent Cull has been promoted to Assistant Coach of the Vancouver Canucks. Jeremy Colliton will take over as Head Coach of the Abbotsford Canucks, while Brad Shaw will be leaving the organization to take an Associate Coach position with the Philadelphia Flyers.  


"We're pleased to have solidified our Coaching staff for next season with the promotion of Trent Cull and the additions of Mike Yeo and Jeremy Colliton," said Allvin. "These individuals bring a lot of hockey experience and knowledge to the group. We would like to thank Brad Shaw for his contributions to the club and wish him the best of luck in Philadelphia." 


"I am so excited to help bring this group of coaches together," said Canucks Head Coach Bruce Boudreau. "When I started the conversations with Mike Yeo, it became clear to me that he would be an excellent addition. Working with Patrik to create a well-rounded staff was very important for us as we look to continue to build upon the momentum we experienced last season." 


"Trent Cull did an excellent job for us at the AHL level, and I am so happy to see him get this much deserved promotion," said Johnson. "Bringing in Jeremy Colliton to build on the things we have started in Abbotsford is a huge win for the organization. Jeremy has a great head for the game, and I look forward to working with him this coming season."  

Yeo, 48, served as an assistant coach with the Philadelphia Flyers in 2020-21 and for the first 22 games of 2021-22 before being named Interim Head Coach for the remainder of the season. He previously acted as the Head Coach of the Minnesota Wild from 2011.12 to 2015.16 and St. Louis blues from 2016.17 to 2018.19. 


Throughout 542 NHL games coached, Yeo compiled a 263-217-62 record. The Scarborough native collected a Stanley Cup as an Assistant Coach with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2009.  


Trent Cull begins his sixth year with the Canucks organization after most recently serving as the first Head Coach of the Abbotsford Canucks. In Abbotsford's inaugural season, Cull posted a 39-23-5-1 record and led the team to the playoffs.  


Cull, 48, joined the Canucks' AHL affiliate on June 18, 2017, after having significant coaching and playing experience in the league. Prior to joining the Canucks organization, he served as Assistant Coach of the Syracuse Crunch for four seasons, his second stint with the team after serving in the same role from 2006-10. In 2017 Cull led the Crunch to an Eastern Conference Championship and a berth in the 2017 Calder Cup Final.     


Colliton, 37, was named the 38th Head Coach of the Chicago Blackhawks, where he served for parts of four seasons. In 205 career NHL games coached, all with the Blackhawks, he posted a record of 87-92-26. Prior to coaching in the NHL, he acted as the Head Coach of Chicago's AHL affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs, where he accumulated a record of 46-31-0-11in 88 games.  

On January 30, 2022, when Claude Julien suffered an injury, the Blackie, Alberta native assumed Head Coaching duties of the Canadian Men's Olympic Team for one game, where he led team Canada to victory in the opener of the tournament.  


Vancouver's coaching staff for 2022.23: 

Bruce Boudreau, Head Coach 

Mike Yeo, Assistant Coach 

Jason King, Assistant Coach 

Trent Cull, Assistant Coach 

Ian Clark, Director of Goaltending and Head Goaltending Coach 

Dylan Crawford, Video Coach  


Abbotsford's coaching staff for 2022.23: 

Jeremy Colliton, Head Coach 

Gary Agnew, Associate Coach 

Jeff Ulmer, Assistant Coach 

Curtis Sanford, Goaltending Coach 



  • Cheers 1
  • Vintage 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • -Vintage Canuck- changed the title to [Report] Canucks name Mike Yeo, Trent Cull as assistant coaches; name Jeremy Colliton as Abbotsford head coach
7 minutes ago, gurn said:

Interesting, Brad Shaw was such a touted hiring, and now he's gone.

Can't say I'm overly surprised, considering he was brought into the coaching staff by Green.  I think the fact that he lasted the season was probably more about not rocking the boat too much.  Given that there were a couple of other Green hires that were let go earlier during our offseason, this was probably the inevitable outcome for him.

  • Cheers 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, johngould21 said:

Patrik Allvin has been one busy man this week.

Yes, lots of announcements today. Not sure about the coaching moves, I don't pretend to know much about coaching ability but I don't think Cull's record was great either on a won-lost basis or in development. But Canuck management has been saying good things about him. 


As for Yeo, his reputation is mixed. I guess he gets to be the "bad cop" to go with Boudreau's "good cop".


Colliton's record in Chicago was not great but not too bad and I know nothing about his record in developing players, which is the key for the AHL. 


Each of these guys will have a different role than they have had in the recent past and it is very hard to predict how things will play out.  

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Losing Shaw really stings.  That was a huge “get” for the previous regime and he flipped the PK from dead last to a top 10 unit once Green and Baumer were let go. 

Yeo and Cull are names at least - a couple of hard asses to complement Boudreau’s style maybe.  

  • Cheers 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Create New...