Todd McLellan Will Coach Team Alfredsson for 2012 NHL All-Star Weekend
/ San Jose Sharks
NEW YORK - The coaching staff and captain of the Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins will continue their partnership at the 2012 NHL All-Star Weekend.
Coaching assignments for the National Hockey League's mid-season showcase were announced today: Head coach Claude Julien of the Boston Bruins and his assistants (Doug Houda, Doug Jarvis and Geoff Ward) were assigned to Team Chara -- captained by Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara. Head coaches John Tortorella of the New York Rangers and Todd McLellan of the San Jose Sharks will guide Team Alfredsson, which is headed by forward Daniel Alfredsson of the All-Star host Ottawa Senators.
Julien and his staff were named as All-Star coaches as a reward for guiding the Bruins to the 2011 Stanley Cup Championship. Tortorella and McLellan earned All-Star coaching honors for leading their respective conferences in points percentage through the midpoint of the 2011-12 regular season on Monday, Jan. 9.