Steve Mullin will be back behind the bench for the Orange and Black after agreeing to return as the Flyers’ Assistant Coach for the 2014-15 season. The former Flyers defenseman served as the clubs Assistant from 2011 to 2013 before taking a break from coaching last season.
“We are thrilled to have Steve rejoin the club” said Flyers Head Coach and General Manager Ken Pearson.
“He has a very good hockey mind and teaches the game very well. Steve has been where the players are and has been where they want to go so it is a perfect situation.” Added Pearson.
Mullin played two seasons in Winkler in the early 2000’s before playing NCAA Div I hockey with the Maine Black Bears. He coached the Pembina Valley Hawks to the Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League championship in 2010 and also guided them to the finals of the Telus Cup West Regionals that season.
Mullin, a native of Cartwright, was an All-Star defenseman for the Flyers in 2002 and was named the MJHL’s Top Defenseman during his final season as a Flyer. He earned a scholarship to the University of Maine where he played four seasons. Mullin and the Black Bears went to the NCAA Frozen Four Tournament all four season. He was an assistant captain with both the Flyers and the Black Bears. He went pro following university, playing one season with the Texas Wildcatters of the ECHL. He also captained the Morden Redskins to the SEMHL championship in 2013-2014.
Nick Fuher and Ernie Sutherland served as Pearson’s assistants last season. Sutherland retired following the season and Fuher has decided to pursue other opportunities.
The Flyers would like to officially welcome Steve and his family back to the Flyers organization and would like to thank Nick for his year of service and wish him all the best in the future.