NHL Rumors: Senators Have Spoken To 4 Head Coaching Candidates

The Ottawa Senators are actively engaged in their search for a new head coach, with conversations underway with four prominent candidates: Dean Evason, Craig Berube, Todd McLellan, and Travis Green, according to Bruce Garrioch of The Ottawa Sun.

Despite Dean Evason's recent departure from the Minnesota Wild, his impressive track record and coaching style have captured the Senators' interest, highlighting their determination to explore all potential options.

As a head coach, Evason holds an impressive 147-77-27 record (.639%) record across parts of five seasons with the Wild.

Craig Berube's intrigue with the Senators' position adds an element of competition to the search, as he weighs his options while still under contract with the St. Louis Blues. With a storied coaching career highlighted by a Stanley Cup victory with the St. Louis Blues, Berube brings a wealth of experience and a reputation for demanding excellence.

Todd McLellan's tenure with the Los Angeles Kings has positioned him as a strong contender, bringing valuable experience and a solid reputation in the league.

Over his 16-year NHL head coaching career, McLellan holds a 598-412-134 (.581%) record across 1,144 games between the San Jose Sharks, Edmonton Oilers, and Los Angeles Kings.

Meanwhile, Travis Green's interim role with the New Jersey Devils presents another intriguing possibility for the Senators, despite Green's potential interest from other teams.

He was the Vancouver Canucks' head coach for parts of five seasons from 2017-18 to 2021-22 with a 133-147-34 record. Photo Credit: Matt Blewett-USA TODAY Sports