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Dean Evason

Born:August 22, 1964Draft:1982 Capitals, 89th overall
Hometown:Flin Flon, MB, CANPosition:Centre
Known For:Shoots:Right
National Team:Canada

Dean Clement Evason (born August 22, 1964) is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach and former player. He is the current head coach for the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League (NHL). Evason was selected by the Washington Capitals in the fifth round (89th overall) of the 1982 NHL Entry Draft. Evason was born in Flin Flon, Manitoba, but grew up in Brandon, Manitoba.

Years as a NHL player: 1983-96

Years as a NHL coach: 2020-present

Dean Evason Minnesota Wild
Dean Evason, Minnesota Wild head coach (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

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Coaching History

  • 1998-99 Calgary Hitmen WHL Asst. Coach
  • 1999-02 Kamloops Blazers WHL Head Coach
  • 2002-04 Vancouver Giants WHL Head Coach
  • 2004-05 Calgary Hitmen WHL Head Coach
  • 2005-12 Washington Capitals Asst. Coach
  • 2012-18 Milwaukee Admirals AHL Head Coach
  • 2018-20 Minnesota Wild Asst. Coach
  • 2019-present Minnesota Wild Head Coach (promoted mid-season)


  • Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame (Builder)