Kevin Constantine was introduced as the new head coach of the Killer Whales (3 year contract), after spending the previous four seasons heading the Everett Silvertips of the WHL. His 32 years of coaching experience should greatly benefit the young team.
2016- March 2017
Chi-Young “Benedict” Song 송치영 was the Killer Whales first head coach. He played a physical and gritty four seasons (2005-2009) in the Asia League with Kangwon Land and High1. Song was an assistant coach with High1 for two seasons (2010-2012), a scout with Anyang Halla in 2013-14 and an assistant coach and coach at Korea university from 2014.
His tenure with the new team went through expected growing pains as many players were just out of college and had limited international experience.
2016-17 On the ice, Daemyung is lead by experienced defenseman (Captain) Kim Bum-Jin and (Assistant Captain) Oh Hyon-Ho. Other vets include defenseman Oh Kwang-Sik, goalie Eum Hyun-Sung,( who came out of a three year retirement), and enforcer (Assistant Captain) Park Tae-Hwan (who also came out of semi-retirement).
The Daemyung Killer Whales are expected to be a physical and low scoring team as the roster consists of eleven rookies. Import players Brett Parnham (an Asia League vet) and Adam Estoclet will be expected to drive the offense, while goalie Tyler Weiman will get starting duties in net.
Brett Parnham and Adam Estoclet combined to score 54 of the 107 goals in 2016-17 and will lead the team this year as well.
Daemyung Killer Whales roster 2016-17
|2||Oh Kwang-Sik 오광식||30||1987-04-20||D||174||84|
|6||Lee Seung-Won 이승원||23||1993-03-12||D||182||85|
|7||Oh Hyun-Ho 오현호||30||1986-10-29||D||175||77|
|9||Park Ki-Seon 박기선||23||1993-04-13||F||178||78|
|10||Lee Dong-Keun 이동근||23||1994-01-10||F||170||80|
|11||Yoon Sang-Won 윤상원||23||1993-04-01||F||172||73|
|12||Kim Dong-Yeon 김동연||28||1988-01-12||F||170||70|
|16||Lee Jae-Gyu 이재규||22||1993-10-13||D||181||80|
|17||Cho Seok-Jun 조석준||23||1993-02-09||D||176||81|
|21||Lee Dong-Min 이동민||28||1989-06-27||F||172||68|
|23||Seo Dong-Hyun 서동현||22||1994-09-12||F||180||82|
|28||Brett Parnham 브랫 판햄||28||1989-01-30||C||175||81|
|29||Lee Chang-Min 이창민||25||1992-07-14||G||185||88|
|30||Tyler Weiman 타일러 와이먼||33||1984-06-05||G||180||87|
|31||Eum Hyun-Seung 엄현승||31||1984-05-28||Goalie||176||75|
|3||Park Jung-Hyun 박중현||22||1993-11-24||F||178||78|
|64||Cho Jae-Hyeong 조재형||25||1990-10-22||D||180||83|
|4||Kim Bum-Jin 김범진||29||1987-01-11||D||178||84|
|80||Park Tae-Hwan 박태환||26||1989-06-24||F/D||177||105|
|89||Adam Estoclet 아담 에스토클렛||27||1989-03-24||C||187||86|
|93||Kim June-Hee 김준희||22||1993-12-03||F||171||75|