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Coaching Staff
JOHN HYNES
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Head Coach
  • In his 5th season as the head coach of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
  • Has led WBS to back-to-back Eastern Conference Final appearances
  • Was named AHL Coach of the Year in 2010-11 when he helped WBS win its 1st-ever Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy as AHL regular-season champions
  • His teams in WBS have won 40-plus games in each of his first 4 seasons
  • His teams have allowed the fewest goals in the AHL in 3 of his 4 years behind the bench
  • Reached 100 AHL wins in the 2nd-fewest games in league history (152 games)
  • Led dramatic playoff comeback, defeating the Providence Bruins in 7 games after trailing 3-0 in the second-round series in 2013. Became only 3rd team in AHL history to overcome a 3-0 deficit
  • Named co-coach for Western Conference All Star Squad at 2011 AHL All-Star Classic
  • Served as WBS assistant coach for 1 season (2009-10) before being promoted to head coach
  • Coached 6 years in the United States National Team Development Program, leading the U.S. Under-18 Team to 3 World Under-18 Championship medals (Gold, 2006; Silver, ’04; Bronze, ’08)
  • Head coach of the U.S. team at the 2008 World Junior Championship and was an assistant coach on the U.S. squad that won a gold medal at the 2004 World Junior Championship
  • Worked as an assistant coach at UMass-Lowell and the University of Wisconsin
  • Began coaching career as a graduate assistant at his alma mater Boston University with legendary coach Jack Parker
PLAYING CAREER
  • Played 4 seasons of collegiate hockey at Boston University
  • Helped the Terriers win the 1995 NCAA national title
 
 
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