Looks like the Dallas Stars have narrowed down the coaching search and are ready to hire Glen Gulutzan as their next head coach, per multiple sources. Joe Nieuwendyk has been interviewing candidates over the last few weeks, but it has come out that some of the last interviewees have been told the Stars have selected their guy. Currently the Stars and Gulutzan are still working out a contract.
Gulutzan has spent the last two seasons as the head coach of the Stars AHL team, the Texas Stars, and has a 87-56-7-10 record and one Calder Cup Finals appearance. Before that Glen was the head coach of the Las Vegas Wranglers (ECHL) for six seasons and had success at that level as well. During that time he lead the team to three straight 100+ point seasons, the first time it have ever been done by an ECHL team, and a 254-124-55 record. The team had playoff success in getting to the finals once and conference finals another year, just no actual title.
He is a young coach at 39-years-old, and will be a coach to grow with the team. He has a multiple lower levels had success and been a great teacher, and those were two things that GM Joe liked and wanted. Now without Richards, the team looks to be a younger team and will have a young coach that will be a solid teacher and leader to hopefully get the most out of this team, and help them grow going forward. Plus some of the young members of the team already know him, having come up through the AHL recently.