Glen Gulutzan

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Glen Gulutzan
Born (1971-08-12) August 12, 1971 (age 43)
The Pas, MB, CAN
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 181 lb (82 kg; 12 st 13 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for IHL
Utah Grizzlies
Las Vegas Thunder
WCHL
Fresno Falcons
Mestis
Sport
Playing career 1996–2003

Glen Gulutzan (born August 12, 1971) is a Canadian ice hockey coach and former player. He is currently an assistant coach of the NHL's Vancouver Canucks

Playing career[edit]

Gulutzan played junior hockey with the Moose Jaw Warriors, Brandon Wheat Kings and Saskatoon Blades of the Western Hockey League from 1986–92. Gulutzan signed with the West Coast Hockey League's Fresno Falcons in 1996. During the 1996–97 campaign, Gulutzan saw short call ups with the Utah Grizzlies and the Las Vegas Thunder of the International Hockey League, while scoring 30 goals and 80 assists in 60 games with Fresno.

Following the 1996–97 season, Gulutzan left North America to play for Finnish side Sport in Mestis, second highest hockey league in Finland. Following his short 35-game stint in Finland, Gulutzan returned to Fresno in 1998. Gulutzan would spend his final five years of professional hockey play with Fresno, being named the team's player-assistant in the 2001–02 and 2002–03 seasons and winning the Bruce Taylor Cup as the WCHL playoff champions in 2002.

Coaching career[edit]

Gulutzan was head coach and general manager of the ECHL's Las Vegas Wranglers from 2003 to 2009, leading the team to two division championships, one Brabham Cup and an appearance in the Kelly Cup Finals. During the 2005–06 season, Gulutzan was awarded the John Brophy Trophy as the league's best coach and in 2008,[1] Gulutzan's Wranglers became the first team in the ECHL's 20-year history to have three-consecutive 100 point seasons. Gulutzan had been named the head coach of the National Conference All-Star team three straight years, from 2006–08, tying the ECHL record for most All-Star Game appearances by a coach.[2]

Gulutzan became a candidate for the Dallas Stars' head coaching vacancy, following the team's dismissal of head coach Marc Crawford at the conclusion of the 2010–11 season.[3][4] On June 13, 2011, Gulutzan became the front runner for head coach of the Dallas Stars[5] and was named the head coach of the Dallas Stars on June 16, 2011[6] He was relieved of his duties on May 14, 2013.[7]

On July 3, 2013 it was announced that Gulutzan would be an assistant coach for the Vancouver Canucks.

Career statistics[edit]

Playing career[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1986–87 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 1 1 0 1 0
1987–88 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 6 1 0 1 2
1989–90 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 36 6 19 25 24
1990–91 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 72 24 50 74 21 10 6 9 15 22
1991–92 Saskatoon Blades WHL 71 19 54 73 49 18 3 14 17 16
1992–93 University of Saskatchewan Huskies CWUAA 28 8 28 36 18 - - - - -
1993–94 University of Saskatchewan Huskies CWUAA 27 16 12 28 12 - - - - -
1996–97 Fresno Falcons WCHL 60 30 80 110 52 5 0 9 9 8
1996–97 Utah Grizzlies IHL 3 0 0 0 2
1996–97 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 1 0 0 0 0
1997–98 Sport FIN 35 5 19 24 42
1998–99 Fresno Falcons WCHL 50 32 34 66 50 7 4 3 7 4
1999–00 Fresno Falcons WCHL 70 22 60 82 29 5 1 2 3 6
2000–01 Fresno Falcons WCHL 63 18 48 66 40 5 1 0 1 6
2001–02 Fresno Falcons WCHL 53 25 22 47 49
2002–03 Fresno Falcons WCHL 52 13 41 54 73 13 5 10 15 10

Coaching career[edit]

NHL coaching stats[edit]

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L OTL Pts Finish Result
DAL 2011-12 82 42 35 5 89 4th in Pacific Missed Playoffs
DAL 2012-13 48 22 22 4 48 5th in Pacific Missed Playoffs
Total 130 64 57 9 .527

Minor league coaching stats[edit]

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L T Pts Finish W L Win % Result
Las Vegas Wranglers
2003–04 72 43 22 7 93 2nd in Pacific 2 3 .400 Lost in Division Semifinals
2004–05 72 31 33 8 70 7th in West Missed playoffs
2005–06 72 53 13 6 112 2nd in West 6 7 .462 Lost in Division Finals
2006–07 72 46 12 14 106 1st in Pacific 6 4 .600 Lost in Conference Semifinals
2007–08 72 47 13 12 106 1st in Pacific 14 7 .667 Lost in Kelly Cup Finals
2008–09 73 34 31 6 76 2nd in Pacific 8 10 .444 Lost in Conference Finals
Texas Stars 2009–10 80 46 27 7 99 2nd in West 14 10 .583 Lost in Calder Cup Finals
2010–11 80 41 29 10 92 4th in West 2 4 .333 Lost in West Division Finals
Total 593 341 180 70 .634 52 45 .536

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dewey, Todd. "Front Office – Hockey Operations". Las Vegas Wranglers. Retrieved April 26, 2008. [dead link]
  2. ^ Fisher, Josh (January 2, 2008). "Gulutzan Ties ECHL Record – Heading To Third Straight All Star Game". Las Vegas Wranglers. Archived from the original on January 7, 2008. Retrieved April 27, 2008. 
  3. ^ Stepneski, Mark (May 18, 2011). "Dallas Stars coaching search in "early stages"". ESPN Dallas. Retrieved June 7, 2011. 
  4. ^ Heika, Mike (June 7, 2011). "Joe Nieuwendyk expects Stars' next budget to be higher than last year's". Dallas Morning News. Retrieved June 7, 2011. 
  5. ^ Heika, Mike. "Dallas Stars choose Glen Gulutzan to be their head coach". Dallas Morning News. Retrieved June 13, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Stars promote minor-leaguer Glen Gulutzan from AHL farm team to head coach". The Hockey News. June 17, 2011. 
  7. ^ http://stars.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=670677

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Preceded by
Marc Crawford
Head coach of the Dallas Stars
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Lindy Ruff