Mike Yeo
Pittsburgh Penguins - Assistant Coach
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Mike Yeo joined head coach Michel Therrien in Pittsburgh on Dec. 15, 2005. Together, the two helped lay the groundwork for Pittsburgh's run to the 2008 Stanley Cup Finals.

Yeo’s primary responsibilities include working with the Penguins’ special teams. The Penguins’ power play remained one of the NHL’s best in 2006-07. Meanwhile, the penalty-kill unit improved substantially throughout the season, especially in the second half of the year.

Yeo served as an assistant coach with the Penguins’ top minor-league affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton for nearly six years. He was named the first assistant coach in team history on Jan. 24, 2000, after announcing his retirement as a player.

In 2005-06, Yeo helped guide the Baby Penguins to their most-successful start. The Baby Penguins opened with a 21-1-2-1 record and 45 points in their first 25 American Hockey League games. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton won its first nine games of the season and did not lose a game in regulation until its 24th game. The Baby Penguins also established an AHL road winning streak of 15 games, dating back to April 10 of 2004-05

The native of North Bay, Ontario, was signed by the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins as a free agent in 1999 and recorded four points (1 goal and 3 assists) and four penalty minutes in 19 games during the 1999-00 season. Yeo battled through an injury-plagued campaign and missed 24 of the Penguins’ first 43 games because of knee injuries.

Prior to joining the Penguins, Yeo played five seasons with the Houston Aeros of the now-defunct International Hockey League. As the team captain during the 1998-99 season, he recorded 18 points (6 goals and 12 assists) and 65 penalty minutes in 57 games and helped lead the Aeros to the Turner Cup championship. Yeo recorded 127 points (55 goals and 72 assists) and 511 penalty minutes in 317 career games with Houston.

Yeo played four seasons of junior hockey for the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League from 1990 to 1994, and recorded 101 points (54 goals and 47 assists) and 233 penalty minutes in 191 career games.

Mike was born on July 31, 1973 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He and his wife, Tanya, are the parents of a daughter, Braeden, and a son, Kyler.


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