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Penguins add Army as assistant coach

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins that Tim Army has been named an assistant coach, joining head coach Clark Donatelli and fellow assistant J.D. Forrest behind the Penguins’ bench.

Army, 54, joins the Penguins with 29 years of coaching experience in the NHL, AHL and NCAA, most recently spending the past seven seasons serving as an assistant coach with the Colorado Avalanche. The Providence, R.I., native spent three seasons (2002-05) as head coach of the Portland Pirates of the AHL, compiling a 99-89-26-26 record in 240 games. He then went on to spend six seasons as head coach of his hometown Providence College Friars from 2005-11.

Throughout his career, Army has served as a coach for USA Hockey, including winning the bronze medal twice with the U.S. National Team at the 1996 and 2013 IIHF World Championships. He also guided the U-18 Team at the 2010 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup to a second place finish.

Before his coaching tenure, Army played one season in the AHL with the Maine Mariners, recording 27 points in 68 games during the 1985-86 campaign. He was also a four-year letterman (1981-85) at Providence College, serving as the Friars captain during his senior season.  He was a Hobey Baker Award finalist and the first recipient of the Hockey East scoring champion award in 1985.