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Penguins Promote Hennes to Assistant Coach

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The Pittsburgh Penguins have named Ty Hennes an assistant coach to Mike Sullivan.

He had been their skating and skills development coach for the past four years.

Hennes, 43, has worked on the bench since the 2019-20 season after spending the previous two seasons helping the coaching staff from the press box at home games.

He and Mike Vellucci are Sullivan’s assistants; Todd Reirden still operates as one, but was promoted to associate coach after last season.

“Promoting Ty to an assistant coach was one of our top priorities heading into the season, as he is widely regarded as one of the best skills coaches in the NHL,” general manager Ron Hextall said. “Ty brings a unique skills set to our coaching staff and has gradually taken on more responsibility over the years as his role has evolved. He has been a big part of our team and will continue to be so moving forward.”

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