Ex-Wings assistant McLellan hired as Sharks coach

Updated: June 12, 2008, 10:28 AM ET
Associated Press

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The San Jose Sharks hired former Detroit Red Wings assistant Todd McLellan as their head coach on Wednesday, bringing in a leader with Stanley Cup-winning credentials to replace the fired Ron Wilson.

McLellan will be formally introduced at a news conference with general manager Doug Wilson on Thursday.

"It's a very good feeling," McLellan said in a statement released by the team. "From the first moment Doug called to the moment he offered the job, I felt ...

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