The Utica Comets have a new head coach.

Trent Cull was introduced today as the second head coach in franchise history.

He takes over for Travis Green, who became head coach of the Vancouver Canucks after four years in Utica.

The 43-year old Cull joins Utica from the Syracuse Crunch, where he served as assistant coach in two stints over eight seasons.

The Georgetown, Ontario native played 11 seasons as a defenseman in the AHL and IHL with five teams: St. John’s, Houston, Springfield, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Syracuse. He totaled 618 games as a pro with a 28-79-107 record and 1,629 penalty minutes.

“This is an exciting day, as we announce the second coach of the Utica Comets for our fifth anniversary season,” Utica Comets President Rob Esche stated. “I was very fortunate to have played with both coaches (Travis & Trent) and I feel that Trent’s character and vision will resonate with both his team and Comets fans while strengthening the hockey culture in our area.”


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