Breaking: NHL legend and Hall of Famer named coach in Pittsburgh.

What a move by the Pittsburgh Penguins!

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What a move by the Pittsburgh Penguins

The Arizona Coyotes have announced that they’ve hired former Pittsburgh Penguins assistant coach Rick Tocchet to serve as the team’s 18th head coach in franchise history.

 Of course, more recently Tocchet has been a key member of a Pittsburgh Penguins coaching staff that led their team to back-to-back Stanley Cup championships and the Penguins needed a good man to replace Tocchet.

Soon after the official announcement that Tocchet was leaving the Pens, the organization announced the NHL legend and Hall of Famer Mark Recchi will replace him as assistant coach in Pittsburgh.

Recchi played 22 years in the National Hockey League. Recchi was a member of three Stanley Cup-winning teams, the 1991 Pittsburgh Penguins, the 2006 Carolina Hurricanes and the 2011 Boston Bruins. In Game Two of the 2011 Finals, he became the oldest player ever to score in a Stanley Cup Finals series.

On June 26, 2017, Recchi was elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame, in his fourth year of eligibility.