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Trent Yawney
Born September 29, 1965 (1965-09-29) (age 56)
Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan, Canada
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
Played for Chicago Blackhawks
Calgary Flames
St. Louis Blues
NHL Draft 45th overall, 1984
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 1982–1999

Trent Yawney (born on Trent G. Yawney on September 29, 1965) is a retired hockey defenceman, a former head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks and current assistant coach for the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing Career[]

Trent was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the third round (45th overall) in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft and he played junior hockey with the Saskatoon Blades of the WHL from 1982 to 1985.

He later joined the Canadian National Team in preparation for the 1988 Olympics after his junior hockey career was over.

After his first stint in Chicago (from 1988 to 1991), he was traded to the Calgary Flames in exchange for Stephane Matteau on December 16, 1991 where he played with the team for 5 seasons.

On July 31, 1996, Trent was signed as a free agent by the St. Louis Blues where he played for only 39 games.

On September 25, 1997, he re-signed with the Blackhawks as a free agent. During the 1998-99 season, Trent missed the remainder of the season after sustaining an arm injury in a game against the Colorado Avalanche.

On February 24, 1999, he officially announced his retirement from playing professional hockey. During his career, he played in 593 games and had 129 points (with 27 goals and 102 assists).

Coaching Career[]

During the 1999-00 NHL season, Trent was an assistant coach of the Chicago Blackhawks. From 2000 to 2005, he was the head coach of the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League (AHL).

On July 7, 2005, Trent was named the head coach of the Blackhawks. On November 27, 2006, he was let go and replaced by former NHL player & Blackhawks' assistant coach Denis Savard.

On January 10, 2012, he was named associate head coach of the AHL's Syracuse Crunch where he led the team to a 22-14-2-4 record in the final 42 games to help the Crunch clinch a playoff berth for the first time since 2008.

Currently, he is now an assistant coach with the Anaheim Ducks as of 2014.

Coaching Record[]

Team Year Regular season
G W L OTL Pts Division rank Result
CHI 2005–06 82 26 43 13 65 4th in Central Missed playoffs
CHI 2006–07 21 7 12 2 (71) 5th in Central (fired)
Total 103 33 55 15

Personal Life[]

Trent has a wife named Charlane and two kids named Ashley & Conor.