May 13, 2013
'Iron Mike' Keenan to coach Russia's Metallurg
By QMI Agency

The Calgary Flames announced, Mike Keenan, as the new head coach for the upcoming season at the Saddledome. (DARREN MAKOWICHUK/QMI Agency)

Former NHL coach Mike Keenan has been tabbed to replace another Canadian, Paul Maurice, after signing a two-year contract to work for Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the KHL.

Maurice quit last month after one season with the KHL team. Magnitogorsk announced Monday that Keenan, who coached the New York Rangers to the Stanley Cup in 1994, would be his replacement.

"Just signed contract with Magnitogorsk of KHL. Looking forward to new coaching opportunity!" Keenan said on his Twitter account.

Keenan, who has coached Philadelphia, Chicago, the Rangers, St. Louis, Vancouver, Boston, Florida and Calgary over the past 25 years, was working as a television analyst. He is fifth on the NHL's all-time coaching wins list.



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