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Coaching Staff

MIKE BALES
Goaltending Coach

  • In his 2nd season as the Penguins goaltending coach
  • Under his guidance, Marc-Andre Fleury won 39 games in 2013-14 and tied his career high by recording 5 shutouts
  • Was key to Jeff Zatkoff’s development in his 1st NHL season. Zatkoff posted a 12-6-2 record, 2.61 GAA and .912 save percentage
  • Prior to his current role, worked 2 seasons as team’s goaltending development coach from 2011-13
  • As goaltending development coach, Bales worked with and assisted in the development of prospects and players throughout the organization
  • Assisted in the evaluation and scouting of amateur goaltenders
  • Helped Wilkes-Barre/Scranton allow the fewest goals in the AHL (178), with Zatkoff posting a league-low
  • 1.93 goals-against average, in 2012-13
PLAYING CAREER
  • Played professionally for 18 seasons, including stints in the NHL with Boston and Ottawa
  • Also suited up for teams in the AHL, IHL, Germany, Sweden and Northern Ireland
  • Drafted by the Boston Bruins in the 5th round (105th overall) of the 1990 NHL Draft
  • Spent 3 years playing college hockey at Ohio State

 
 
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