Jovan “Jovan” Belgrade will soon have his hands full as the next head coach of the Nashville Predators.
He’ll get a chance to see how his team responds to a full season of playoff hockey.
The Nashville Predators announced Tuesday that they have hired Belgrade as their head coach, making him the youngest head coach in NHL history.
Belgrade, 41, spent last season with the Chicago Blackhawks.
He has spent most of his career in the NHL as a player and coach.
The 6-foot-5, 230-pound native of Serbia played three seasons for the Predators from 2008-11, going 27-20-1.
He won a Stanley Cup with the Predators in 2012.
Bevis is expected to make his first NHL coaching debut Wednesday night against the Ottawa Senators.
The Predators are 0-2-0 in their past seven games and are currently in seventh place in the Southeast Division.