Gary Agnew

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Gary Agnew
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Born (1960-05-24) May 24, 1960 (age 54)
Niagara Falls, ON, CAN
Position Forward
Shot Right
Played for Fredericton Express (AHL)
Milwaukee Admirals (IHL)
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1981–1983

Gary Agnew (born May 24, 1960) is a Canadian ice hockey coach. He is currently an assistant coach with the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League. He has also served as an assistant coach with the St. Louis Blues and Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League. He has a Master's Degree in coaching from the University of Western Ontario.

As a player, Agnew played four years for the University of New Brunswick, and then for the Fredericton Express of the American Hockey League and the Milwaukee Admirals of the International Hockey League.

In 1990 Agnew took over the head coaching job of the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League. He won the Matt Leyden Trophy as Coach of the Year in 1992–93. In 1994–95 Agnew took over the coaching job of the Kingston Frontenacs and led them to what remains their only division title in 1994–95. He moved back to the Knights from 1997 to 2000 and won another Matt Leyden Trophy in 1997–98. From 2000–2006 he assumed the reins of the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League. In 2006 he graduated to become the assistant coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets.

With the November 13, 2006 firing of Columbus Blue Jackets head coach Gerard Gallant, Agnew was named interim head coach. On November 22, Ken Hitchcock was named the new head coach. Agnew led the team in that evening's game, with Hitchcock set to take over the following day. Agnew's record as interim head coach was 0–4–1. It was reported on June 16, 2010 that new Blue Jackets head coach Scott Arniel had fired Agnew as assistant coach.[1]

On June 15, 2012, the St. Louis Blues announced Agnew had been hired as an Assistant Coach, under the direction of Ken Hitchcock.[2] He was relieved of his duties on May 7, 2014.[3]

It was announced on July 10, 2014, that the Pittsburgh Penguins had hired Agnew as an Assistant Coach.[4]

Coaching record[edit]

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
G W L T OTL Pts Finish Result
LDN 1990–91 66 38 25 3 - 79 3rd in Emms Lost in first round
LDN 1991–92 66 37 25 4 - 78 3rd in Emms Lost in second round
LDN 1992–93 66 32 27 7 - 71 3rd in Emms Lost in first round
LDN 1993–94 66 32 30 4 - 68 5th in Emms Lost in first round
KGN 1994–95 66 40 19 7 - 87 1st in Eastern Lost in second round
KGN 1995–96 66 29 31 6 - 64 5th in Eastern Lost in first round
KGN 1996–97 66 25 35 6 - 56 4th in Eastern Lost in first round
LDN 1997–98 66 40 21 5 - 85 1st in Western Lost in Third round
LDN 1998–99 68 34 30 4 - 72 3rd in West Lost in OHL Finals
LDN 1999–2000 68 22 36 7 3 54 5th in West Missed Playoffs
SYR 2000–01 80 33 30 12 5 83 3rd in Mid-Atlantic Lost in first round
SYR 2001–02 80 39 23 13 5 96 1st in Central Lost in second round
SYR 2002–03 80 27 41 8 4 66 4th in Central Missed Playoffs
SYR 2003–04 80 38 25 10 7 93 2nd in North Lost in first round
SYR 2004–05 80 36 33 - 11 83 5th in North Missed Playoffs
SYR 2005–06 80 47 25 - 8 102 2nd in North Lost in first round
CBJ 2006–07 5 0 4 - 1 (73) 4th in Central Interim Coach

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Preceded by
Wayne Maxner
Head Coaches of the London Knights
1990–1994
Succeeded by
Mike Fedorko
Preceded by
Dave Allison
Head Coaches of the Kingston Frontenacs
1994–1997
Succeeded by
Larry Mavety
Preceded by
Paul McIntosh
Head Coaches of the London Knights
1997–2000
Succeeded by
Lindsay Hofford
Preceded by
Stan Smyl
Head Coaches of the Syracuse Crunch
2000–2006
Succeeded by
Ross Yates
Preceded by
Gerard Gallant
Head Coaches of the Columbus Blue Jackets
2006 (interim)
Succeeded by
Ken Hitchcock