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John Hynes
Born Warwick, Rhode Island, Flag of the United States United States
Occupation Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Head Coach
Predecessor Todd Reirden
Successor Incumbant

John Hynes is the current head coach for the Pittsburgh Penguins affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, of the American Hockey League.

College playing careerEdit

A 1997 graduate of Boston University, Hynes was a three-year letterman for the Terriers as a forward and participated in four straight NCAA Frozen Four tournaments. In 1995 Boston University captured the 1995 NCAA Division I National Championship in front of Hynes' home crowd in Providence, Rhode Island. Hynes earned a bachelor's degree in health and physical education.

College coaching careerEdit

Hynes was a former assistant coach at the University of Massachusetts Lowell during the 2000-01 season. The 2002-03 season, he became an assistant coach for the University of Wisconsin.

USA HockeyEdit

After the 2002-03 season, Hynes spent the next six seasons as a head coach with USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program, posting an overall record of 216-113-19-9. In 2008-09 he was head coach of the U.S. Under-17 Development Team, posting a 42-17-6 record.

Hynes also lead the U.S. Under-18 national team to three medals at the World Under-18 Championships, a gold in 2006, silver in 2004 and bronze in 2008. He was head coach of the U.S. national team at the 2008 World Junior championships, and was an assistant coach on the 2004 U.S. team that won a gold medal at the World Junior event.

WBS PenguinsEdit

On August 4, 2009, Hynes was named an assistant coach for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, by general manager Ray Shero. He served as an assistant under coach Todd Reirden. On July 31, 2010, the WBS Penguins announced that Hynes would be the teams new head coach, after Reirden was promoted to an assistant level for the Pittsburgh Penguins.


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Preceded by
Todd Reirden
Head Coach of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
2010 - Present
Succeeded by
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