This is the 23rd in a series of biographies on the head coaches of the 25 teams in the ECHL in 2005-06.
ECHL.com will post a different coach’s biography each weekday at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Bryan Maxwell is in his second season with the Victoria Salmon Kings, having been named head coach on November 6, 2003.
Maxwell coached 11 seasons in the Western Hockey League with Medicine Hat, Spokane and Lethbridge, winning the Memorial Cup Championship in 1987 with Medicine Hat and again in 1991 with Spokane. The 49 year-old Maxwell was named WHL Coach of the Year in 1991-92 and was 321-54 in 730 regular season games and 40-36 in 76 postseason games in the WHL. He was an assistant coach in the National Hockey League with the Los Angeles Kings in 1987-88 and 1988-89.
Maxwell was selected in the first round (fourth overall) by the Minnesota North Stars in the 1975 NHL Entry Draft and in the first round (second overall) by the Indianapolis Racers in the 1975 WHA Amateur Draft. He played eight seasons in the NHL from 1977-85 with Minnesota, St. Louis, Winnipeg and Pittsburgh, finishing with 95 points (18g-77a) and 745 penalty minutes in 331 regular season games and two points (1g-1a) and 86 penalty minutes in 15 playoff games. He played three seasons in the WHA with Cleveland, Cincinnati and New England, finishing with 29 points (3g-26a) and 217 penalty minutes in 124 regular season games and one assist and 33 penalty minutes in six playoff games.