The Saskatoon Blades have a new bench boss.
The hockey club announced today that Bob Woods will take on the role of head coach and general manager. He comes to Saskatoon after spending five seasons in the NHL as an assistant coach with the Anaheim Ducks and the Washington Capitals.
Woods, who was born in LeRoy, Sask., has 13 years of experience behind the bench. From 2007 to 2009, he set an AHL head-coaching record of 100-57-15 over two seasons with the Hershey Bears.
The 46-year-old also has a long list of accomplishments as a player.
He played two seasons with the Brandon Wheat Kings, picking up 156 points. He was selected 201st overall by the New Jersey Devils in the 1988 NHL entry draft.
His professional hockey career spanned 13 years, with stops in the IHL, ECHL, AHL and in Europe.
Woods becomes the team's sixth GM and 20th head coach.