Assistant Reid Cashman Named Dartmouth Head Coach, But Will Stay With Capitals For Rest Of Season

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The Washington Capitals announced on Monday that assistant coach Reid Cashman will be Dartmouth’s head coach next season but remain with the team for the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The second-year assistant has run the Capitals’ defense for the past two seasons.

Despite starting out with the same defensive group that won the Capitals a Stanley Cup in 2018, the team has allowed an average of 3.05 goals-per-game under Cashman, which is 17th in the NHL during his tenure. The Capitals were eighth in goals-against per game (2.76) through the first 37 games of this season but are 29th in the NHL with an average of 3.44 goals-against per game since. The only two teams who were worse were the Ottawa Senators (3.47) and Detroit Red Wings (3.52), the two worst teams in the NHL in 2019-20.

The Capitals allowed a league-high 3.58 goals-against per game after January 28. Though, their average of 30.2 shots-against per game was the ninth-fewest in the NHL this season.

“The Washington Capitals appreciate Reid’s tireless work ethic and contributions to the organization over the past four seasons, both with the Capitals and the Hershey Bears, working with the organization’s defensemen,” the team tweeted.

Before he came to the Capitals, Cashman was the associate head men’s hockey coach at Quinnipiac University and an assistant coach for the AHL’s Hershey Bears, the Capitals’ top minor league affiliate.

The Capitals will be in search of a replacement over the offseason.

By Harrison Brown

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Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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3 Responses to Assistant Reid Cashman Named Dartmouth Head Coach, But Will Stay With Capitals For Rest Of Season

  1. Anonymous says:

    Kind of surprised I guess, not like the caps defense was as good as its former version under Trotz when they played defense 1st Hockey, that lead to the SC Win, with traps, and forechecking at the right times& cashing in couple goals a game on turnovers and usually only getting 25 or so shots.

    This year Reirden has them playing offense 1st, blowing the zone early with leads to an uptick in goals& career numbers for soms guys but vs great defensive teams you get exposed if you dont exit the zone 1st&cleanly before heading up ice. In turn weve seen goalies being left out to dry more often this year especially Holtby

  2. Jon Sorensen says:

    I believe the move is beneficial for both sides.

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