Bellevue resident, David Kyu-Ho Min was recently named the Seattle Kraken’s player development coach. Seattle Kraken announced its list of coaches who will be leading youth programming at the Kraken Training Center. The programs will begin this fall when the center opens to the public.
Min grew up playing hockey in Bellevue and has spent the past four years with Sno-King Amateur Hockey Association as its head skills coach and assistant hockey director. He also has experience running coaching education program clinics and serving as an on-ice skills instructor and evaluator for USA Hockey. Min holds a USA Hockey level 4 coaching certification and goaltending bronze certification.
Before coaching, Min played youth hockey with Sno-King for eight years before earning a scholarship to play in the Canadian Sport School Hockey League for Banff Hockey Academy. He won a national championship with the North Iowa Bulls in 2016.
“Having grown up here, I know what a great hockey community Washington has and have been fortunate to both play and coach here,” said Min in the release. “Having an NHL team now in the city is something I hoped for as a child and I know the Kraken will have a great impact on growing the game.”
With this announcement, USA Hockey and the Seattle Kraken have an opportunity to work together and continue to “grow the great game of hockey in the Pacific Northwest for years to come,” Joe Bonnet, USA hockey ADM regional manager said in a press release.
“This collaboration of hockey resources will benefit the entire Seattle community and will help produce the next generation of Seattle hockey players. This is a very exciting time for the Seattle Kraken and we at USAH look forward to supporting the Kraken in their pursuit of world-class youth hockey programming,” he said.