Pens Hire Guerin As Player Development Coach

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A fan favorite is back with the Pittsburgh Penguins, this time as a coach.

The Penguins announced today that they have hired Bill Guerin as player development coach. The former right winger played 95 games for the Pens over the final two seasons of his career. He retired in 2010.

Under his new title, officials with the team say Guerin, 40, will assist in the development of young prospects throughout the organization, including in the minor leagues and junior and college hockey.

Guerin spent 18 seasons in the NHL, playing for several teams including the New Jersey Devils, Edmonton Oilers, Boston Bruins, Dallas Stars, St. Louis Blues, San Jose Sharks and New York Islanders.

On Tuesday, the Penguins announced multi-year contract extensions with assistant coaches Tony Granato and Todd Reirden, goaltending coach Gilles Meloche and strength and conditioning coach Mike Kadar as well as Wilkes-Barre-Scranton coaches John Hynes and Alain Nasreddine.

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