Capitals Name Michael Peca As Player Development Coach

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The Washington Capitals announced on Wednesday morning they have named Michael Peca as player development coach. Peca will primarily work with players on the Taxi Squad this season.

Peca, 46, a two-time winner of the Frank J. Selke Trophy and an Olympic gold medal winner (2002), appeared in a total of 864 NHL games with six teams: Vancouver, Buffalo, New York Islanders, Edmonton, Toronto and Columbus.

In his NHL career, Peca recorded 465 points (176g, 289a) and 798 PIMs. He also played on 10 playoff teams and two Stanley Cup finalists in his career.

Peca played for Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette on the New York Islanders in the early 2000s. Peca won his second Selke Trophy in 2001-02 with the Islanders.

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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1 Response to Capitals Name Michael Peca As Player Development Coach

  1. hockeydruid says:

    YEAH, not saying that the Caps dont have good coaches but having someone on the staff who has played recently at this high level means a lot. Shame that it took this long to get in someone of his quality to instruct the players.

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