The Pittsburgh Penguins have hired former player and Stanley Cup champion Bill Guerin as player development coach, the team announced today.
According to a statement from the team, In his new role, Guerin, 40, will be responsible for working with young prospects throughout the Penguins’ organization – assisting in the development of players in the minor leagues as well as junior and college hockey.
Guerin played 18 NHL seasons for eight teams, recording 429 goals and 427 assists for 856 points and winning two Stanley Cups.
The 6-foot-2, 220-pound right winger played 95 games for the Penguins over the final two seasons of his career before retiring in 2010. He was an essential part of the Penguins’ 2009 Stanley Cup championship after being acquired at the March, 2009 trade deadline.
“Billy has only been retired as a player for one year, so he brings a new and very contemporary perspective to the position,” Shero said. “He is going to be a big asset to our young prospects throughout the organization, and to our staff.”
Since last November and even prior to his retirement in December 2010 Guerin has been involved with the organization on scouting arrangements, working very closely with Tom Fitzgerald.