The Pittsburgh Penguins have named Kain Tisi and Charles Grant goaltending development coaches, it was announced today by general manager Ron Hextall.
In their new roles, Tisi and Grant will work with young goaltending prospects throughout the Penguins organization in Europe, the minor leagues, juniors and college hockey, as well as scout draft-eligible goalies and college free agent goaltenders. They will both report to director of player development Scott Young.
Tisi, 36, joins the Penguins organization after spending the last seven seasons with the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League as the team's goaltending coach. While with Kitchener, Tisi mentored three goaltenders that were drafted by NHL teams.
In addition to his work with Kitchener, he owns the Kain Tisi Goalie School. There, he trains goalies at all levels from Professional Leagues to novice AAA Girls and Boys teams. He has also trained and mentored under current New York Islanders Goalie Coach, Piero Greco.
Prior to his coaching career, the Mississauga, Ontario native played four seasons of collegiate hockey with St. Lawrence University from 2006-10, where he suited up for 46 career games. Following his collegiate career, Tisi appeared in one career ECHL game with the Reading Royals in 2010.
Grant, 29, has spent the past three seasons as the goaltending coach of the Cape Breton Eagles of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
A native of Berwick, Nova Scotia, Grant played one professional season split between the Knoxville Ice Bears of the SPHL, and the Rapid City Rush of the ECHL in 2016-17. Prior to that, he enjoyed a four-year collegiate career with Dartmouth College from 2012-16, going 31-33-5 with a 2.81 goals-against average and a .908 save percentage in 70 career games. He was selected to the NCAA All-Ivy League Second Team in '14.