After being confirmed last night by The Creator, the hire of Kelly McCrimmon will be made official today with an announcement from the still yet to be named organization.
This news was floated around almost a week ago when Guy Flaming tweeted about a source saying McCrimmon was coming to Vegas. We received a few messages from The Creator over the past week basically saying the hire was coming but that he was unable to confirm it. That changed last night when we got a one word email saying, “Confirmed.” The Brandon Wheat Kings then sent out a press release at 2:08 PM.
The winningest coach in franchise history, who has spent the better part of the last three decades as the driving force behind the Wheat Kings, has confirmed that he will be joining the new National Hockey League franchise in Las Vegas as the team’s new Assistant General Manager. -Brandon Wheat Kings
McCrimmon was previously the owner, general manager, and coach of the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League in Canada. His teams were wildly successful both in tallying wins but also in developing NHL level players. Nolan Patrick, the consensus #1 pick in the next Entry Draft, has been with the Wheat Kings since 2013 and will play one final year before heading to the NHL next season.
He will remain the owner of the Wheat Kings during his time in Las Vegas.