BOISE, Idaho — Everett Sheen considers himself a big fisherman.
"Growing up, I was always fishing or hunting or hiking or camping," Sheen, and Alberta, Canada native, said. "It's nice to be able to get out of the city and just be by yourself with some peace and quiet."
But he's never caught a steelhead.
Despite that, the Idaho Steelheads announced Sheen would take over for former head coach Neil Graham, who left the team earlier this week for an assistant coaching job with the Texas Stars, an AHL affiliate of the Dallas Stars.
The 32-year-old is now the second-youngest head coach in franchise history.
Following a five-year professional playing career, Sheen joined the Steelheads staff as an assistant in 2016.
In addition to helping Idaho to three-straight 40-win seasons, Sheen has also spent a significant amount of time with youth hockey players in the Treasure Valley, as he attempts to grow the game at all levels in Idaho.
"I just saw a niche and saw ways that I could help grow it here and get more kids to start playing hockey and come watch Steelheads games and build that relationship," Sheen said.
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The Steelheads have never missed a postseason berth for the last 22 years.