Longtime Bemidji State assistant Belisle steps down to scout for Kings

After nearly 20 years at Bemidji State, Ted Belisle has resigned from his position as assistant coach to join the scouting staff of the Los Angeles Kings.

“This is a great opportunity for Teddy to advance his career at the professional level,” said BSU coach Tom Serratore in a statement. “He has a great eye for talent and is going to do an outstanding job for the L.A. Kings.

“Teddy has been a big part of this program for 13 years as a recruiting coordinator and assistant coach and four years before that as a player and captain. His fingerprints are all over this program. He has given his heart and soul to Beaver Hockey and he will be missed.”

Belisle’s duties with the Kings began June 22.

“I have to thank a lot of people for my time at Bemidji State and that starts with Bob Peters and Tom Serratore,” added Belisle. “Bemidji State hockey has been part of my life for the better part of 17 years and I am lucky to have had those two men as my mentors along the way. The thing I will miss most about BSU is the players, but in saying that, eventually we will all be part of the same club as alumni of Beaver hockey.”

Since joining the BSU coaching staff for the 2003-04 season, Belisle has been a part of five CHA regular-season championships, four NCAA tournament appearances, which includes the Beavers’ magical run to the Frozen Four in 2009, four 20-win seasons, three CHA tournament titles, and a North Star College Cup championship.

Belisle played 90 games as a forward for the Beavers from 1997 to 2001, which included serving as the team’s captain in 2000-01, the team’s second season at the NCAA Division I level.

“I’ve always said Bemidji and Bemidji State is a special place for special people,” Belisle stated. “I am thankful for the friends and colleagues I’ve had and earned along the way and I am glad to call this home.”