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Minnesota Wild fire head coach Dean Evason

Assistant coach Bob Woods has also been fired.
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The Minnesota Wild have fired head coach Dean Evason and assistant coach Bob Woods after a dreadful start to the season.

The Wild confirmed the move in a statement Monday afternoon, with general manager Bill Guerin saying: "Dean did an excellent job during his tenure with the Minnesota Wild, especially as Head Coach of our team.

"I am very thankful for his hard work and dedication to our organization."

“I would also like to thank Bob for his hard work during his time as an Assistant Coach with the Wild,” Guerin added. “I wish Dean, Bob and their families all the best in the future.”

Evason was appointed head coach of the Wild in July 2020 after the firing of Bruce Boudreau. Evason finishes with a 147-77-27 regular season and a 8-15 playoff record in a little over four years in charge. The 59-year-old's .639 winning percentage is the best in team history while he finishes fourth all-time in wins.

The Athletic's Michael Russo reports the Wild are set to make John Hynes the next head coach of the team

Hynes, 48, has nine-years of NHL head coaching experience in stints with the New Jersey Devils and Nashville Predators. Hynes has a career 284-255-63 record, while making the playoffs four times in nine seasons as a head coach.

This is a developing story...