Head Coach Shawn McNeil
The “Mac Attack” is back, but this time it is in coaching! The Louisiana Drillers, proud members of the NA3HL are pleased to announce the addition of Shawn McNeil from Pembroke, Ontario to the organization as an Head Coach.
A former 3rd round draft pick of the Washington Capitals in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft, Shawn enjoyed a 16 year professional hockey career in Canada, Europe and the U.S. and amassed the most games played by a professional hockey player in the state of Louisiana. McNeil’s professional career started with the Louisiana IceGators of the ECHL in 1999 after playing with the Red Deer Rebels and Kamloops Blazers of the WHL during his Junior Hockey years. McNeil then had stints with the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks of the AHL before playing eight years in Germany and returning to Louisiana for five more seasons before retiring in 2015.
“I’m very excited for this opportunity and I’m ready to share my knowledge of the game to help these players get to the next level”, said McNeil.
The ownership group in Louisiana is ecstatic with this signing and to have this much experience on the bench leading a young organization into the future was unimaginable two years ago. Mac is going to be a huge asset to the Drillers and the organization is extremely happy to add him to our coaching staff!