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Assistant Coach Kevin Pedersen Takes Role with NHL’s Coyotes

Vernon, BC;  The Vernon Vipers are very pleased to congratulate Vipers assistant coach and head scout Kevin Pedersen on becoming a member of the Arizona Coyotes scouting team.

Pedersen joined the Vipers staff for the 2015-16 season and since has helped recruit a number of key pieces to Viper teams including 2 players who have been drafted by NHL teams (Ty Taylor, Brett Stapley) and 2 players who figure to be drafted in the NHL Entry draft in the spring (Josh Prokop, Alex Swetlikoff)

“I feel like this is a great opportunity for me to continue gaining experience with a fantastic NHL franchise as well as maintain the culture that we’ve built here in Vernon”, Says Pedersen.  “This won’t impact my day to day work with the Vipers.”

Some of the responsibilities Pedersen will be tasked with is watching players who have already been drafted by NHL teams and providing insights and scouting reports on those players.  The leagues he will be monitoring are the BCHL and other Junior A franchises as well as the WHL, OHL and QMJHL.

“I love watching hockey, this new role now allows me to do that with an increased focus on players that have already been drafted.”  Pedersen goes on to say, “My goal has always been to become a full time scout in the NHL and this is a great first step.”

The accolades continue for Pedersen as he has also been named lead evaluator for BC Hockey’s U16 team.

The Vipers again would like to congratulate Kevin on the honour.

For more information please contact the Vipers Office at 250-542-6022.