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John Hynes
John Hynes was hired as head coach of the New Jersey Devils on June 2, 2015.
John Hynes was hired as head coach of the New Jersey Devils on June 2, 2015.

Hynes worked for Devils general manager Ray Shero when Shero was Pittsburgh Penguins GM, but has no NHL coaching experience.

Shero made Hynes coach of the Penguins’ American Hockey League affiliate in 2010. The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins were 231-126-10-17 and qualified for the AHL playoffs in all five seasons under Hynes.
Prior to his time as an AHL coach, Hynes spent six seasons as head coach of the National Team Development Program with USA Hockey. He posted an overall record of 216-113-19-9 as head coach. Hynes also led 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.

Hynes also has American college coaching exprience, holding NCAA assistant coach positions at the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2000–01 and with University of Wisconsin in 2002-03.

A 1997 graduate of and ice hockey player for Boston University, Hynes played in four straight NCAA Frozen Four tournaments, including winning the 1995 NCAA Division I National Championship. Hynes earned a bachelor's degree in health and physical education from B.U.