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Dave Tippett Hired As A Senior Advisor For The Seattle Hockey Group

from Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times,

Dave Tippett once stepped in to replace Wayne Gretzky. He played alongside and remains good friends with Mario Lemieux.

And while Tippett isn’t a similar household name for casual sports fans locally, anybody in hockey knows who he is and has been curious about where the onetime NHL coach of the year would land next.

The answer is here in Seattle.

Tippett has been hired as a senior advisor for the Tod Leiweke-run group bidding for an NHL expansion franchise and nobody is ruling out that he will eventually become the squad’s first head coach. For now, though, Tippett will help oversee the development of all aspects of the organization, including the construction of a training facility and securing an American Hockey League affiliate franchise.

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