SOURCE: Spencer Carbery was interviewed for the Sharks head coach
The San Jose Sharks could be looking to bring the man behind the NHL’s best power play behind their bench.
Multiple sources tell San Jose Hockey Now that the Sharks have interviewed Spencer Carbery to be San Jose’s new head coach.
Carbery, 40, is a freshman assistant coach for the Toronto Maple Leafs, credited with turning the 16e-Ranked the 2020-21 Maple Leafs power play the best in the NHL last season.
Previously, Carbery was head coach of the Hershey Bears from 2018-2021, assistant coach of the Providence Bruins in 2017-18 and head coach of Saginaw Spirit in 2016-17. From 2010 to 2016, Carbery held various positions for the ECHL’s South Carolina Stingrays, including director of hockey operations, head coach and assistant coach.
Carbery won AHL Coach of the Year in 2020-21 and ECHL Coach of the Year in 2013-14.
“I don’t know if he’ll get any outside calls this summer or not,” Pierre LeBrun said of Carbery in early June, “but when you talk to people in the league, they say it’s just a a matter of time.”
As far as the San Jose Sharks are concerned, it seems like that time has come.
Carbery played professionally for the Tulsa Oilers of the Central Hockey League and the Bakersfield Condors, Stockton Thunder, Fresno Falcons and Stingrays of the ECHL.
He joins 2022 Calder Cup champion Ryan Warsofsky, Boston Bruins assistant coach Joe Sacco and former New York Rangers head coach David Quinn as reported candidates for Sharks head coach.
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SPECULATION: If Grier becomes the Sharks’ general manager, will David Quinn be the head coach?
New San Jose Sharks general manager Mike Grier has indicated he expects the search for his new head coach to be over fairly quickly. He told San Jose Barracuda announcer Nick Nollenberger during the Sharks’ development camp prospect scrum last Thursday: “We have to go through the interviews and the search for coaches, hopefully we can wrap that up. by next week at 10 days.”
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