Former Flyers coach Mike Keenan to coach in Russia

Posted: May 15, 2013

MAGNITOGORSK, Russia - Former Flyers coach and veteran NHL coach Mike Keenan has signed a two-year contract to coach the Russian club Metallurg Magnitogorsk.

The Kontinental Hockey League club announced the deal on its website Monday but did not disclose financial details.

The 63-year-old Keenan coached the Flyers from 1984 to 1988 and led the New York Rangers to the 1994 Stanley Cup. He recorded 672 wins during a 25-year career with eight teams and last coached in the NHL with the Calgary Flames from 2007 to 2009.

In a video on the Metallurg website, Keenan says he's "pleased to be here as your new coach."

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