Colorado Avalanche Find New Head Coach in Jared Bednar

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Jared Bednar

Alexander Garbiso works as an Onnit-certified personal trainer and independent contractor with Mile High Nutrition and Fitness. When he is not working, Alexander Garbiso enjoys hockey, and his favorite professional team is the Colorado Avalanche.

The Avalanche recently announced via Twitter that they had hired a new head coach, Jared Bednar.

Last season, Jared Bednar led the former Lake Erie Monsters (since renamed the Cleveland Monsters) to win the Calder Cup, making him no stranger to championship teams. After coaching the Monsters for two seasons, Bednar’s record stood at 81-60-29. He also coached the South Carolina Stingrays to a Kelly Cup victory in the 2008-09 season.

Trent Vogelhuber, a free agent who recently signed with the Avalanche, said Bednar is a perfect balance – a player’s coach who also knows how to provide stern discipline when needed. Vogelhuber previously played under Bednar on the Monsters.

When asked about the move, Jared Bednar said he looked forward to the new challenge, assuring fans he was ready for the role.