|North Bay Battalion|
|Owen Sound Attack|
|Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds|
|Acadie-Bathurst Titan||Baie-Comeau Drakkar|
|Blainville-Boisbriand Armada||Cape Breton Screaming Eagles|
|Charlottetown Islanders||Chicoutimi Sagueneens|
|Drummondville Voltigeurs||Gatineau Olympiques|
|Halifax Mooseheads||Moncton Wildcats|
|Quebec Remparts||Rimouski Oceanic|
|Rouyn-Noranda Huskies||Saint John Sea Dogs|
|Shawinigan Cataractes||Sherbrooke Phoenix|
|Val-d'Or Foreurs||Victoriaville Tigres|
Kevin Constantine, 55, returned to the Everett Silvertips for his second stint as the team’s Head Coach on June 13, 2013. Originally serving as Head Coach during the franchise’s first four seasons in the WHL from 2003 to 2007, the winningest coach in franchise history is now in his sixth season behind the ‘Tips bench to continue a decorated coaching career spanning nearly 30 years. In over 1,300 games as a Head Coach at various levels – including the National Hockey League – Constantine has compiled a career-long winning percentage of .562 and received numerous coaching honors.
Constantine’s first stint with the Silvertips resulted in four of the most successful seasons the franchise has enjoyed to date. The team captured three US Division titles (2004, 2006, 2007), a Western Conference Championship (2004) and a Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy as WHL Regular Season Champions (2007) under his tutelage, compiling a 162-97-17-12 (W-L-T-OTL/SOL) regular season record and .613 winning percentage. His 2006-07 team produced franchise single-season records for wins (54), points (111), goals for (239), goals against (142 – 4th fewest in WHL history), and shutouts (14 – tied for the league record). The Silvertips also won seven of 11 playoff series during that time, winning at least one round in every year of his initial tenure.
Upon his return to the club last season, Constantine guided the 'Tips to a 31-point improvement from their 2012-13 campaign. Everett posted its third-best regular season record and tied for fourth place in the Western Conference with 39 victories and 88 points, even occupying the first overall spot in the WHL standings for a time. He earned the 200th victory of his Silvertips career with a 5-3 win at Victoria on March 14, 2014.
Named the first Head Coach of the Everett Silvertips on June 2, 2003, Constantine immediately helped put Silvertips hockey on the map in Everett and throughout the Major Junior world. His inaugural ‘Tips smashed nearly every record for a WHL expansion club, including wins (35), points (80) and winning percentage (.556). The 2003-04 Silvertips were the first expansion team in WHL history to win their division, win a playoff round and advance to the league final, resulting in Constantine winning the 2004 Dunc McCallum Trophy as WHL Coach of the Year.
Prior to his time in Everett, Constantine spent parts of seven seasons coaching in the NHL from 1993 to 2002. He posted a .515 winning percentage at hockey’s highest level with the San Jose Sharks, Pittsburgh Penguins and New Jersey Devils. After engineering the biggest single-season turnaround in league history (a 58-point improvement from the prior year) as a rookie NHL bench boss with the Sharks in 1993-94, he was runner-up for the Jack Adams Award as NHL Coach of the Year. Constantine is one of only two NHL coaches to lead a #8 seed to a first-round playoff series win over a #1 seed on two occasions: his 1994 Sharks upset the heavily-favored Detroit Red Wings in seven games, with his 1999 Penguins doing the same against New Jersey.
Constantine spent three seasons with the American Hockey League’s Houston Aeros after leaving Everett, helping the top affiliate of the Minnesota Wild to the biggest improvement in team history in his first year. The Aeros then advanced to the AHL Western Conference Finals in 2009. For the next three seasons, Constantine ventured overseas to coach in Switzerland with HC Ambri-Piotta of the National League A (the top Swiss pro league).
A native of International Falls, Minnesota, Kevin Constantine played collegiately as a goaltender at RPI (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) in Troy, New York. He broke into coaching at the junior level in the United States Hockey League in the mid-1980’s before moving on to the minor-pro International Hockey League. His Kansas City Blades won a Turner Cup Championship in his first year behind the bench in 1991-92, with Constantine winning the Commissioner’s Trophy as the IHL’s best coach.
Kevin and his family currently reside in the San Juan Islands.
HEAD COACHING STATS:
|1985-86||North Iowa Huskies||USHL||17||27||0||4||---||38
|1991-92||Kansas City Blades||IHL||56||22||0||4||116|
|Kansas City Blades - Playoffs||IHL||12||3||---||---||24|
|1992-93||Kansas City Blades||IHL||46||26||0||10||102|
|Kansas City Blades - Playoffs||IHL||6||6||---||---||12|
|1993-94||San Jose Sharks||NHL||33||35||16||0||82|
|1994||San Jose Sharks - Playoffs||NHL||7||7||---||---||14|
|1994-95||San Jose Sharks||NHL||19||25||4||0||42|
|1995||San Jose Sharks - Playoffs||NHL||4||7||---||---||8|
|1995-96||San Jose Sharks||NHL||3||18||4||0||10|
|1998||Pittsburgh Penguins - Playoffs||NHL||2||4||---||---||4|
|1999||Pittsburgh Penguins - Playoffs||NHL||6||7||---||---||12|
|2001-02||New Jersey Devils||NHL||20||8||2||1||43|
|2002||New Jersey Devils - Playoffs||NHL||2||4||---||---||4|
|2004||Everett Silvertips - Playoffs||WHL||12||9||---||---||24|
|2005||Everett Silvertips - Playoffs||WHL||4||7||---||---||8|
|2006||Everett Silvertips - Playoffs||WHL||8||7||---||---||16|
|2007||Everett Silvertips - Playoffs||WHL||6||6||---||12|
|2008||Houston Aeros - Playoffs||AHL||1||4||---||0||0||4|
|2009||Houston Aeros - Playoffs||AHL||10||10||---||0||0||20|
|2014||Everett Silvertips - Playoffs||WHL||1||4||---
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