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Boston Bruins Promote Kevin Dean To NHL Assistant Coach

Boston Bruins Promote Kevin Dean To NHL Assistant Coach
Published On: Tue, Jun 13
Apr 3, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) and left wing Artemi Panarin (72) celebrate their win against the Boston Bruinsat the United Center. The Hawks won 6-4. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Bruins have decided to promote from within to fill their NHL assistant coach role, hiring Kevin Dean to join Bruce Cassidy behind the bench next season. Dean had worked with Cassidy for several seasons in the American Hockey League, before taking over as head coach when Cassidy moved to the NHL last year.

Dean had a long career as a professional player, bouncing back and forth between the AHL and NHL for the New Jersey Devils for many years before bouncing around during his last few years. In 331 career NHL games, the defenseman recorded 55 points and 138 penalty minutes. A long-time AHL assistant, this will be his first opportunity behind an NHL bench.

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