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. Recchi was a member of three -winning teams, the 1991 , the 2006 and the 2011 . In Game Two of the , he became the oldest player ever to score in a series.
On June 26, 2017, Recchi was elected into the, in his fourth year of eligibility.