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Tavis  MacMillan
Tavis MacMillan

Last College:
University of Alaska Fairbanks

Assistant Coach


Longtime Winnipeg Jets (NHL) scout Tavis MacMillan joined the Pioneers as an assistant coach on May 27, 2015.

A native of Milk River, Alberta, MacMillan had been on Winnipeg/Atlanta’s scouting staff since the 2007-08 NHL season. Prior to joining the Jets/Thrashers franchise, he spent 10 years on the coaching staff of the Alaska-Fairbanks Nanooks (WCHA), including three seasons as head coach (2004-07). MacMillan’s uncle John won two national titles (1958, 1960) with the Pioneers as a forward prior to embarking upon a decade-long pro career that included stops in the NHL with Detroit and Toronto, with whom he won a pair of Stanley Cups (1962, 1963).

As a player, MacMillan spent four seasons with Alaska-Fairbanks (1990-94), recording 192 points (56G-136A) in 135 career NCAA games. He also played briefly in the ECHL with Greensboro Monarchs and served as a player/marketing director with the WCHL’s Alaska Gold Kings in 1995-96. He began his coaching career with the Nanooks in 1996-97.

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