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Executive Bios

  • Led the Penguins to back-to-back Stanley Cup championships in 2016 and '17 to become 1st American-born coach in NHL history to win multiple Cups
  • Is the 2nd head coach to win Stanley Cups in each of his first 2 seasons behind the bench with a team, joining Toe Blake (Montreal, 1956-58)
  • Helped steer a club that suffered 286 man-games lost in 2016-17, including 139 from March 1 to the end of the season, to a 50-21-11 mark - becoming the 3rd coach in team history to win 50 games. Even without All-Star defenseman Kris Letang, who was unavailable after Feb. 15 due to a herniated disc, Sullivan led the team to the 2nd-best overall record in the NHL and to a 2nd consecutive Stanley Cup title
  • Orchestrated one of the most dramatic turnarounds in NHL history in 2015-16. Began the year as bench boss for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton but was promoted to Pittsburgh on Dec. 12, 2015. Led the Penguins from 9th place in the Eastern Conference to the 2nd-best record in the conference, posting a 33-12-5 mark to finish the year, en route to a Stanley Cup championship
  • Became only the 2nd AHL head coach promoted to the NHL mid-season to win the Cup (Dan Bylsma, Pittsburgh, 2009). Was named head coach of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on June 18, 2015
  • Has 15 years of NHL (Pittsburgh, Boston), AHL (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Providence) and international coaching experience
  • Has a career NHL head coaching record of 153-93-54 with 2 Stanley Cup championships (Pittsburgh, 2016, '17) and 1 division championship (Boston, Northeast, 2003-04) on his resume
  • Served 2 seasons as the head coach of the Boston Bruins from 2003-06. Led Boston to a Northeast Division crown in his first season as head coach (2003-04) with a 41-19-22 mark for 104 points
  • Compiled record of 41-17-9-4 with Providence Bruins before his promotion to Boston
  • Spent 7 years as an NHL assistant coach with Tampa Bay (2007-09), the New York Rangers ('09-13) and Vancouver ('13-14)
  • Spent 2014-15 season as member of the Chicago Blackhawks' player development staff, mainly in charge of the development of forward prospects
  • Served as assistant coach for the United States at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey
  • Served as head coach for the United States national team at the 2007 World Championship and as an assistant at the 2006 Olympics
  • Sullivan, 49, is a native of Marshfield, Massachusetts

Playing Career

  • Appeared in more than 700 games over an 11-season NHL career with San Jose, Calgary, Boston and Phoenix
  • Recorded 54 goals, including 16 shorthanded tallies, and 136 points in 709 career games
  • Drafted by the New York Rangers in the 4th round (69th overall) of the 1987 NHL Draft
  • Played 4 years collegiately at Boston University, serving as the Terriers captain as a senior
  • Represented Team USA as a player at the 1988 World Junior Championship and the 1997 World Championship