Andre Torrini may have just been named head coach of the Arizona Coyotes, but he already has a well-established plan for the future and can’t help but look forward to next season.
During an interview in hockey 360 Shortly after his appointmentThe former assistant coach with the Colorado Avalanche and the Ottawa Senators said he’s eager to get off the ground.
“It sure is big. When I look at where I started and where I am now, I’m excited to get started and it will be a long summer.”
Apparently in a very good mood, Torini made host Marc Labric laugh when he got back to his career.
“It all started Mark when I was right next to you at Hockey 360,” Torini recalled before laughing.
More seriously, the man who captained the Ottawa 67th team at OHL stated that the process began shortly after the bond between the Coyotes and their former coach, Rick Tocchet, ended. He took part in two Zoom meetings before going to Arizona earlier this week as the hiring process was completed.
First chance for Andre Turini
Torini can now take the time to settle in with his staff selection, and even if he hasn’t approached the candidates yet, he knows the next steps.
“We will then make the plan to talk about it with the players one by one. When you arrive in the summer, you have a chance to do things the right way.”
“I have already called the players, I want to make connections. Then I want to choose my team and I want it not just my way, but our way.”, said the man who was Rowen coach Noranda Husky from 2003 to 2013.
Torini captained Junior Canada last winter and secured a contract with Hockey Canada before accepting a contract with Coyote.