Soo Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League have filled the coaching vacancy on their staff that was created by the recent departure of Jordan Smith to the pro ranks.
Brendan Taylor has been hired as an assistant coach by the Greyhounds after spending the previous six seasons on the coaching staff of the OHL’s Mississauga Steelheads.
The 33-year Taylor originally joined the Steelheads as a video coordinator before being promoted to assistant coach, working closely with the Mississauga defensemen.
“Brendan is going to be an excellent addition to our coaching staff this upcoming season,” relayed Greyhounds general manager Kyle Raftis. “He brings a distinctive understanding of the development path of a modern day defenceman, and with his experience as both a player and coach in the OHL, we believe he’ll bring a unique perspective to our bench this season and will support our players and staff to continue pushing their development.”
As a player, Taylor skated in 120 OHL games, suiting up as a forward for the Peterborough Petes, Belleville Bulls and Saginaw Spirit. He also played briefly in the Quebec Major Jr. Hockey League and at the minor pro level.
“I want to thank Kyle (Raftis) and (Greyhounds head coach) John Dean for the opportunity to work for such a great organization. I can’t wait for training camp to begin, and I’m looking forward to the start of the upcoming season,” said Taylor.