Bruce Cassidy lands head job in Providence

Bruce Cassidy has been named the head coach of the Providence Bruins. Cassidy had served as Rob Murray’s assistant the last three seasons.

“Bruce brings a wealth of experience,” said assistant GM Don Sweeney. “National Hockey League level, American Hockey League level. He brings insight. He’s traveled a course to get back to where he is right now. He’s hungry for the opportunity again. He’s done a really good job of developing players at all levels. He’s worked with forwards and defense. The last couple years, we’ve seen a nice impact he’s had on our players.”

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The 46-year-old Cassidy was Washington’s top man in 2002-03. Cassidy was fired in 2003-04 and replaced by assistant coach Glen Hanlon. Cassidy led Washington to a 47-45-9-6 record.

Cassidy was hired by Chicago to be an assistant coach. Cassidy worked with Norfolk, Chicago’s AHL affiliate, during the 2004-05 lockout year. In 2006-07, Kingston of the OHL hired Cassidy as its head coach. Cassidy was fired in 2007-08.

During the playoffs, Cassidy traveled with the Bruins and led the Black Aces’ on-ice sessions. The Bruins have not hired Cassidy’s assistant.

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