Penguins hire Mark Recchi as player development coach

The Penguins have hired a familiar face, Mark Recchi, as their new player development coach.

He replaces Bill Guerin, who was promoted to assistant general manager by new team GM Jim Rutherford.

Recchi, 46, who was drafted by the Penguins and played on their first Stanley Cup team in 1991, will help develop prospects in the minor leagues, college and junior levels.

As a winger, Recchi played in 1,652 games over 22 years in the NHL, including three stints with the Penguins. He had 577 career goals, 1,533 points and also won Cups with Carolina and Boston.

He was a senior adviser for the Dallas Stars the past two seasons.

Shelly Anderson:, 412-263-1721 and Twitter @pgshelly.

First Published July 18, 2014 12:00 AM

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