Two weeks after Patrick Roy left his position as head coach of the Colorado Avalanche, the team has found his replacement.

“After profiling the type of coach I wanted for our team and going through an interview process with several good candidates, I believe that Jared Bednar is the best person to lead this team behind the bench,” Avalanche Executive Vice President/General Manager Joe Sakic said, via “Jared’s track record of success as a head coach in the American Hockey League speaks for itself and he is considered to be one of the top up-and-coming coaches in our business.”

Bednar was the coach of the Lake Erie Monsters last season, where he led the team to an AHL title. As a head coach, he owns a record of 251-158-42 (.603)

“My family and I are thrilled to be heading to Denver to begin this new challenge,” said Bednar. “I feel ready for this role with the Avalanche, and I am grateful for the trust that (Avalanche President) Josh Kroenke, Joe (Sakic) and the organization has shown me. This is a great sports market with a passionate fan base and I can’t wait to get to work. I would also like to thank Columbus Blue Jackets organization for the opportunity they gave me.”

Bednar is expected to be introduced officially next week.