Joe Sacco is in his fifth season in the Bruins organization as an Assistant Coach, as he was named to the staff on July 24, 2014.
He came to the Bruins with ten years of coaching experience, which followed a 13-year NHL playing career. After serving as an assistant coach at the AHL level in both Lowell (2004-05) and Albany (2006-07), he was named head coach of the AHL Lake Erie Monsters in 2007 and served in that capacity until 2009.
He moved to the NHL ranks on June 4, 2009 when he was named as the Head Coach of the Colorado Avalanche. The 2010 Jack Adams Award finalist served in that position for four seasons with a record of
130-134-40 behind the Avalanche bench.
He then spent one season as an assistant coach for the Buffalo Sabres in 2013-14.
The native of Medford, MA was a fourth round draft pick of the Toronto Maple Leafs out of Boston University and is a veteran of 738 NHL games with Toronto, Anaheim, NY Islanders, Washington and Philadelphia. He scored 94 goals with 119 assists for 213 points over his 13 NHL seasons.
Sacco and his wife Tammy have three children, sons Joseph and Matthew and daughter Christina.