One of the most famous hockey coaches is going to the City of Brotherly Love.
The Philadelphia Flyers are expected to officially announce John Tortorella as head coach, replacing interim bench boss Mike Yeoh.
Tortorella last coached the NHL in 2021 with the Columbus Blue Jackets, retiring as the winning head coach in franchise history at the end of that season with a 227-166-54 record and one playoff series win.
The Flyers, on the other hand, have been looking for a new permanent head coach since December after relieving Alain Vigneaux of his duties and appointing Mike Yeoh to a temporary position before ultimately deciding not to bring him back at the end of this season. .
Tortorella certainly has a track record that will appeal to a team looking for organizational stability.
The 63-year-old is the best American-born coach in NHL history, as well as a two-time Jack Adams and Stanley Cup winner. While Tortorella’s coaching work tends to be short-lived as his biting style seems to have a shelf life, Tortorella has proven himself capable of leading teams to immediate success once he’s off the bench. And with the Flyers up against a multi-veteran cap, immediate success is exactly what they’re looking for.