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Jared Bednar

Born:February 28, 1972Draft:Undrafted
Hometown:Yorkton, SK, CANPosition:Defense
Known For:Shoots:Right
National Team:Canada

Jared Bednar (born February 28, 1972) is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach and former player. He is the current head coach of the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League (NHL). He previously coached the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League, leading them to a Calder Cup championship in the 2015–16 season. He then won a Stanley Cup in 2021-22.

Years as a NHL player: N/A

Years as a NHL coach: 2016-present

Head coach Jared Bednar of the Colorado Avalanche
GLENDALE, AZ – OCTOBER 29: Head coach Jared Bednar of the Colorado Avalanche (Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images)

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Coaching History

  • 2002-07 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL Asst. Coach
  • 2007-09 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL Head Coach
  • 2009-10 Abbotsford Heat AHL Asst. Coach
  • 2010-12 Peoria Rivermen AHL Head Coach
  • 2012-15 Springfield Falcons AHL Head Coach
  • 2015-16 Lake Erie Monsters AHL Head Coach
  • 2016-Present Colorado Avalanche NHL Head Coach