NEW YORK – The National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players Association announced today the appointment of Team Europe Assistant Coach Brad Shaw (St. Louis Blues) for the World Cup of Hockey 2016.
Shaw joins Head Coach Ralph Krueger behind Team Europe’s bench and will report to Team Leader/President Franz Reindl and General Manager Miroslav Satan.
Shaw has been Associate Coach of the St. Louis Blues since 2012 after initially joining the club as assistant coach in 2006. Prior to joining the Blues coaching staff, he served as an Interim Head Coach and as an Assistant Coach for the New York Islanders. In addition, Shaw spent time as Head Coach of the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Cincinnati Mighty Ducks and International Hockey League’s Detroit Vipers, and as an Assistant Coach of the AHL’s Springfield Falcons as well as the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft, Shaw spent 11 of 15 season as a defenseman around the League from 1985-86 through 1998-99, playing in 377 NHL games and registering 22 goals and 159 points with the Hartford Whalers, Ottawa Senators, Washington Capitals and Blues.
Shaw and Winnipeg Jets Head Coach Paul Maurice will both serve as Assistant Coaches to Krueger on Team Europe. In addition, Myles Fee (Edmonton Oilers) will serve as Video Coach, while Peter Bondra, Sean Burke, Lorne Henning, Vaclav Nedomansky and Ricky Olczyk will all serve on Team Europe’s Scouting Staff.
The World Cup of Hockey returns in September 2016 in Toronto, where eight teams, comprised of the world’s best hockey players, will compete for a best-on-best international hockey championship Live coverage of all tournament games will be provided by Sportsnet and TVA Sports in Canada and ESPN in the United States.
For more information on the World Cup of Hockey 2016, including team management updates, visit www.wch2016.com.