Kevin Dean is in his second season as an assistant coach with the team, having been named to Bruce Cassidy's staff on June 13, 2017.
He came to Boston following one season as head coach of Boston's top AHL affiliate in Providence after serving as that team's assistant coach for five seasons.
Dean led Providence to a 43-23-6 record in 2016-17 and a post-season berth as the AHL Bruins advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals, their best playoff showing since 2009. Providence had a 207-128-45 record over his previous five seasons as the team's assistant coach.
A native of Madison, Wisconsin, Dean came
to the Bruins organization following five seasons coaching in the New Jersey Devils system, including four seasons as an assistant coach with the Lowell Devils of the American Hockey League and one season as head coach of the ECHL Trenton Devils.
Drafted by the Devils in the fifth round of the 1987 NHL Entry Draft, he turned pro in 1991 following a four-year college career at the University of New Hampshire. He played 11 full professional seasons at the ECHL, AHL and NHL levels, including 331 games with Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta and New Jersey with 7-48=55 totals and 138 penalty minutes over his NHL career.
Dean and his wife Jill have four children, daughters Lily and Polly and sons K. C. and Charlie.