TSN Report: UMD's Sandelin To Interview For Anaheim Duck's Head Coaching Job

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Created: June 01, 2019 11:03 PM

Three-time NCAA Champion Head Coach Scott Sandelin of UMD Men's Hockey will interview for the Head Coaching position with the National Hockey League's Anaheim Ducks, according to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun.


On Twitter, LeBrun wrote: "Hearing that the Anaheim Ducks will interview Minnesota-Duluth head coach Scott Sandelin this week as their search process continues."

WDIO has reached out to UMD Hockey representatives.

TSN also reports that other candidates for the Head Coach position with the Ducks include Dallas Stars Assistants Todd Nelson and Rick Bowness, New York Islanders Associate Coach Lane Lambert and Dallas Eakins, who is the Head Coach of the San Diego Gulls, Anaheim’s AHL affiliate.

Sandelin has been UMD's Head Coach for 19 seasons and is the Bulldogs all-time leader in wins with 369. During his tenure, UMD has played in four NCAA Title Games and won three of them, earning National Championships in 2011, 2018 and 2019. After the 2018-19 season at a press conference, Sandelin was asked if was considering the NHL.

“I’m not looking for any opportunity. If somebody calls me, I’ll listen. Right now, my plan is to be back at Duluth and be at Duluth for a long time, hopefully," Sandelin said in April.

Related: Web Extra - End Of The Season Press Conference For Scott Sandelin

Also in April, Sandelin was named the Head Coach of the United States Team for the 2020 World Junior Championship in the Czech Republic. He previously coached the USA Junior National Team in 2005.

Related: UMD's Scott Sandelin Named Head Coach For 2020 U.S. Junior National Team


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