It appears the Ottawa Senators have begun their search for a new head coach.
According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, sources say new Senators general manager Pierre Dorion met with former Minnesota Wild head coach Mike Yeo over the weekend.
“Whoever that person is, I hope they are here for a long time,” said Dorion last week. “I know there’s going to be pressure with every decision I make, but this is going to be a big one. This is huge.”
The 42-year-old Yeo, who was 173-132-44 in five seasons with the Wild, was fired in mid-February.
Last week, the Senators fired Dave Cameron, who posted a 70-50-17 record over parts of two seasons behind the Senators bench.
On Monday, the Senators announced that Binghamton Senators head coach Luke Richardson had left the organization after a “mutual agreement” to “pursue a new opportunity.”