RALEIGH, NC - Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has hired Dean Chynoweth to serve as assistant coach.
"Dean brings a great deal of experience as both a player and a coach to the organization," said Waddell. "His knowledge of the game and attitude will be assets for our players."
Chynoweth, 49, served as an assistant coach with the New York Islanders for three seasons from 2009-12. Last season, he served as associate coach with the Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League (WHL). Chynoweth helped lead the Giants to a 36-27-6-3 record and a berth in the WHL playoffs. Prior to joining the Giants, Chynoweth served as head coach of the Colorado Avalanche's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliates in Cleveland and San Antonio for four seasons (2012-16). He has also served as head coach of the WHL's Seattle Thunderbirds (2000-04) and Swift Current Broncos (2004-09).
The Calgary native was drafted by the New York Islanders in the first round, 13th overall, in the 1987 NHL Draft. Chynoweth recorded 22 points (4g, 18a) in 241 career NHL games with the NY Islanders and Boston. He also appeared in 209 AHL games with Springfield, Capital District and Providence, earning 40 points (10g, 30a).