Member of Pens' organization leaves, gets promoted.

He deserves the praises for sure!

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It seems like the Stanley Cup final was only yesterday, but a lot of water has flowed under the bridge since then. One of the most peculiar thing in the NHL in the last month is how many members of the Penguins organization have been hired elsewhere, probably in the hope of replicating their former team's success. 

Although the NHL Pens attract all the attention (for good reasons), the AHL affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton did extremely well this season too. After finishing first in the Atlantic Division, the team suffered an early exit in the first round against the Providence Bruins. However, assistant coach Chris Taylor still received high praises and, most recently, an offer to become head coach of the Rochester Americans. 

Although the AHL may seem less important, keep in mind a lot of the rookies coming through the system will play in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at some point. Jake Guentzel is the obvious example, he who tore through the AHL before gaining attention in the NHL. 

Good luck in Rochester sir!