Bobby Carpenter Now Assistant Coach For Kunlun in KHL


Bobby Carpenter, who played for the Washington Capitals from 1981-1987 and again in 1992-1993, has a new job.  He will now be working as an Assistant Coach for Mike Keenan for Kunlun Red Star, the second-year KHL team based in Beijing, China. 

Carpenter recently gave an interview with Artem Boshko of in which they discussed many subjects, including his time with the Capitals, his overall hockey career, and his children.

Carpenter talked about his daughter, Alexandra, who also plays hockey, and is a member of the US Olympic Women’s Hockey team.

“She is very versatile. In addition to hockey and soccer, she also plays softball. At the moment, her softball stats are fantastic.

He also talked about his elder son, Bobo, who now plays hockey at Boston University, and his younger son, Brendan, who is also away at college and playing football there.

Carpenter reports his wife will occasionally come visit him in Beijing, especially with his children now grown or away at college.

He was asked what attracted him to this job opportunity. Carpenter said he was excited for the chance to work with both Keenan and Igor Kravchuk, saying they are both great coaches.  In working with Keenan, he said, “When Keenan calls, the choice is very simple”.

You can read the full interview here.

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By Diane Doyle

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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3 Responses to Bobby Carpenter Now Assistant Coach For Kunlun in KHL

  1. Very cool! If I’m not mistaken, his nickname when he first began his NHL career was the Can’t Miss Kid.

  2. Good luck to coach Carpenter!

  3. Pingback: Portrait of a Washington Capitals Alumni: Bobby Carpenter | NoVa Caps

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