By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Pittsburgh Penguins have a new goaltending coach.

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The team announced Wednesday that Andy Chiodo has been named goaltending coach, replacing Mike Buckley, who was relieved of his duties after being the team’s goaltending coach from 2017-21.

“Andy has done a terrific job mentoring our young goaltenders. In addition to on- and off-ice training, he emphasizes the importance of life habits and mental approach to the game,” said Penguins general manager Ron Hextall in a release. “We know Andy will be a great addition to the coaching staff. The Penguins are grateful to Mike Buckley for his contributions to the team and wish him and his family the best going forward.”

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Chiodo spent the last three seasons as the Penguins’ goaltending development coach. He was also a draft pick of the Penguins in 2003, playing eight career NHL games with the squad in the 2003-04 season.