Todd Reirden Promoted to Associate Coach

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The Washington Capitals announced on Monday the promotion of assistant coach Todd Reirden to Associate Coach. Reirden will also run the Capitals training camp while Head Coach Barry Trotz is with Team Canada during the World Cup of Hockey. 

Reirden, 45, is entering his third season with the Washington Capitals. Prior to joining Coach Trotz’ staff in Washington, Reirden was an assistant coach with the Pittsburgh Penguins for four seasons, and is also thought to be a big reason for bringing both Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik to Washington from Pittsburgh.

As reported by the Washington Post, Reirden has been a serious candidate for two NHL head-coaching gigs. According to the Calgary Sun, Reirden was a finalist to coach the Flames before they settled on Glen Gulutzan, and he was considered for the New Jersey Devils vacancy last summer. Reirden is considered by many to be a prime candidate for a future head-coaching gig:


Reirden and Capitals head coach Barry Trotz will speak to the media tomorrow morning (Tuesday) at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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