This is the eighth in a series of biographies on the 28 men behind the benches of the ECHL in 2004-05.
Saturday: Malcolm Cameron of the Long Beach Ice Dogs
The ECHL recently asked each of its 28 coaches a series of six questions.
Here are the answers given by Las Vegas’ Glen Gulutzan.
Best player you have coached?
Jason McBain and Mike McBain
Best player who you played with during your career?
What is the toughest ECHL rink for a visiting team?
Bank of America Centre in Boise, Idaho
If you weren’t a hockey coach, what profession would you like to try?
Commerce, financial world
Who is the person you admire most?
Your ideal golf foursome would have?
Father, Steve Yzerman, and John F. Kennedy
Glen Gulutzan is in his second season as general manager and head coach of Las Vegas, which finished second in the Pacific Division with a 43-22-7 record in its inaugural season in 2003-04 before losing in five games to Kelly Cup Champion Idaho in the Pacific Division Semifinals. Prior to stepping behind the Las Vegas bench, Gulutzan spent four seasons as a player-assistant coach with Fresno of the West Coast Hockey League. Gulutzan helped the Falcons win the championship in 2002 and advance to Game 7 of the Finals in 2003 and was named All-WCHL in 1999 and 2000. The 32-year-old Gulutzan began his professional career in 1996-97 with Fresno and had a team record 80 assists and 110 points in 60 games while making appearances in the International Hockey League with Utah and Las Vegas. In addition to his six seasons with Fresno, Gulutzan also played in Finland and Sweden. The native of The Pas, Manitoba lives in Las Vegas with his wife, Nicole, and their daughters, Emma and Brielle.