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Washington Capitals Hire Scott Arniel, Reid Cashman As Assistant Coaches

Washington Capitals Hire Scott Arniel, Reid Cashman As Assistant Coaches
Published On: Mon, Aug 06
Jan 31, 2015; San Jose, CA, USA; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Michal Rozsival (32) and left wing Patrick Sharp (10) fight for possession of the puck against San Jose Sharks left wing John Scott (20) and defenseman Scott Hannan (27) during the third period at SAP Center at San Jose. The San Jose Sharks defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Capitals named Scott Arniel and Reid Cashman as assistants Monday to Todd Reirdena€™s coaching staff.

Arniel, 55, is the type of veteran coach the Capitals wanted to add, given Reirdena€™s lack of head coaching experience on the NHL level. Arniel spent the past five seasons as an assistant with the New York Rangers, but coached the Columbus Blue Jackets from 2010-12.

a€œIdeally,a€ general manager Brian MacLellan said last month when asked if Washington wanted to add an assistant with head coaching experience for Reirden. a€œI think that would be the perfect fit. Wea€™re not going to make that a requirement, but if we found a guy who was like that and who could fit in that role, we would do that, yes.a€

Cashman, meanwhile, was promoted from the Hershey Bears, the Capitalsa€™ American Hockey League affiliate.

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