CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – News 2’s Brendan Clark sat down for a one-on-one interview with Colorado Avalanche Head Coach Jared Bednar.
Now in his sixth season as head coach of the Avalanche, Bednar has made it to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time.
If the Avalanche wins, Bednar will become the first coach in history to win a championship in the ECHL, AHL, and NHL.
Bednar, a Canada-native, joined the South Carolina Stingrays as a player midway through the 1995-1996 season posting 24 points and 126 penalty minutes in his first 39 games. After ending his playing career, Bednar joined the Stingrays as an assistant coach in 2002. He continued in the role until 2007 when he became the new head coach after Jason Fitzsimmons stepped down. In 2009, he led the Stingrays to the Kelly Cup championship.
Bednar is still close with his former teammates with the Stingrays and calls Charleston home in the off season.