The Winnipeg Endless-Nameless have named Claude Noel as head coach, according to TSN. Noel is familiar with Winnipeg and the MTS Centre, as he coached the AHL’s Manitoba Moose last season. He was an assistant coach under Ken Hitchcock in Columbus for parts of three seasons before assuming head coaching duties on interim basis in February of 2010.

Noel will take over coaching duties from Craig Ramsay, who coached the Atlanta Thrashers last season. Ramsay was in consideration for the Winnipeg coaching gig, but was informed that he would not be brought back last week.

Now if we could just get these guys a name and a sweater for tomorrow’s draft…