|Born||September 29, 1965 |
Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan, Canada
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
|Played for||Chicago Blackhawks|
St. Louis Blues
|NHL Draft||45th overall, 1984|
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[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
|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)|
Personal Life[edit | edit source]
Trent has a wife named Charlane and two kids named Ashley & Conor.