When the Canucks announced their coaching staff for the 2017-18 season, Ben Cooper was thought to assume his role as the team’s video coach. On June 27th, it was reported that Cooper and the organization parted ways on a mutual decision. As the decision occurred after the coaching staff has been set, it was definitely an eyebrow-raising move. After bringing up Travis Green from the AHL, the Canucks have, once again, looked to the minors to fill the void left by Cooper.
It was announced today that the organization has hired Darryl Seward as the team’s new Video Coach. Having previously worked for the AHL’s Cleveland Monsters in the same capacity, Seward is taking the next step to the big league.
— Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) July 6, 2017
Travis Green on Seward:“Darryl has a passion for the game and brings experience to the role. We are excited to welcome Darryl to our staff and to the organization.”
Seward was an assistant coach with the QMJHL’s Moncton Wildcats for four years prior to moving up to the AHL He’s spent the next four seasons as a video coach in the AHL, and he was part of the Lake Erie Monsters during their 2016 Calder Cup championship.
Not much is known about Seward apart from the fact that he’s certainly worked his way up to the NHL. He comes into the Canucks organization as part of a relatively inexperienced coaching staff. Joining the likes of Travis Green, Nolan Baumgartner, and Manny Malhotra, the group will be mentored by coaching veterans in Newell Brown and Doug Jarvis.