By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Former Pittsburgh Penguins assistant coach Tony Granato was elected to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2020.READ MORE: Charleroi Community Comes Together For 'Stuff The Bus' Campaign
Congratulations to former Penguins assistant coach, Tony Granato, on his election to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, Class of 2020.
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The news was announced Monday by USA Hockey. Granato spent five seasons as a Penguins assistant coach from 2009-14. He worked primarily with the forwards and penalty kill unit.
In five seasons with Pittsburgh, the Penguins’ penalty kill finished in the Top 10 four times. Granato also spent time as a coach with the Colorado Avalanche and the Detriot Red Wings.MORE NEWS: PennDOT To Reopen Northbound Ramp To Highland Park Bridge
He is currently in his fifth season as the head coach of the University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team.