Rivermen General Manager Kevin McDonald
announced today that the St. Louis Blues have declined to exercise its option
on head coach Jared Bednar for the
want to thank Jared for his dedication and passion for our organization and the
game of hockey,” said McDonald. “He deserves tremendous credit for developing
our young players over the past two seasons and we sincerely wish him the best
in the future.”
Bednar, 40, was
named the 17th head coach in Rivermen history and fifth since joining the
American Hockey League on June 15, 2010.
In his two seasons, Bednar compiled a record of 81-63-5-7 (0.557%). The
team qualified for the 2011 Calder Cup Playoffs, in his first season, and was
defeated in the opening round by the Houston Aeros.