St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced Monday the Blues have relieved Mike Yeo of his coaching duties. In addition, Armstrong announced the Blues have named Craig Berube Interim Head Coach.
Berube first joined the Blues as associate coach on June 15, 2017. Prior to joining the Blues, the Calahoo, Alberta, native spent one season as the head coach of the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Chicago Wolves (2016-17). He led the Wolves to a 44-19-13 regular-season record and a first-place finish in the Central Division. Berube also guided the Wolves to the second round of the 2017 Calder Cup Playoffs. Previous to his stint in Chicago, Berube spent 11 seasons in different coaching roles in the Philadelphia Flyers organization. For parts of two seasons (2013-2015), he served as head coach of the Flyers, posting a 75-58-28 record overall. Before that, Berube spent six years as an assistant coach, helping the Flyers reach the postseason five times, including a trip to the Stanley Cup Final in 2009-10. Berube also spent four seasons with the AHL’s Philadelphia Phantoms, including parts of two campaigns as head coach.
As a player, Berube appeared in 17 National Hockey League (NHL) seasons, including stints with Philadelphia, Toronto, Calgary, Washington, and the New York Islanders. Berube posted 159 points (61 goals, 98 assists) and 3,149 penalty minutes across 1,054 regular-season games.