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.
#Caps name Michael Peca as player development coach. Peca will join Peter Laviolette’s staff and primarily work with players on the Taxi Squad this season.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) February 10, 2021
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