NEW YORK (AP) – USA Hockey has tabbed Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma as the coach for the U.S. Olympic men’s hockey team at the 2014 games in Sochi, Russia.
USA Hockey president Ron DeGregorio made the announcement Saturday.
The 42-year-old Bylsma is 201-92-25 in four-plus seasons with Pittsburgh and led the Penguins to the 2009 Stanley Cup. The Michigan native won the Jack Adams Award as the NHL Coach of the Year in 2011. The Penguins posted the best record in the Eastern Conference this spring and advanced to the conference finals before being swept by the Boston Bruins.
The U.S. won the silver medal at the Vancouver Olympics three years ago, losing the gold medal game to Canada 3-2 in overtime.
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