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Even before Mike Yeo parted ways with the Vancouver Canucks, head coach Rick Tocchet was thinking that Yogi Švejkovský needed to play a larger role next season.

“If Yeosie was going to come back, Yogi would have been 100 per cent promoted in a bigger role,” said Tocchet. “Obviously, he’s going to take a little bit more of a lion’s share now.”

Tocchet spoke to the media via video call on Wednesday afternoon after the Canucks’ announcement of Švejkovský’s promotion from skills coach to assistant coach. He was quick to impress upon the media just how much Švejkovský had impressed him over the last year and a half. 

“He caught my attention when I first got here,” said Tocchet. “You give him a project and it’s on my table like that. His work ethic is second to none.”

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The Sedin twins have been working in the club’s player development department since 2022. Before that, they were working as special advisors.

“Daniel and Henrik have also had a seat at the table and I have leaned on them more and more as the year went on,” said head coach Rick Tocchet. “Their knowledge and ability to teach the game is a huge plus and they fit in extremely well with our group.”

The team also filled the vacancy left by Mike Yeo, who left the franchise in late May in a surprise move.

Yogi Švejkovský, who was previously working with the club as a skills coach, has been promoted to the role of assistant coach.

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