Todd Reirden

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Todd Reirden
Todd Reirden bench1 2011-11-12.JPG
Reirden with the Penguins in 2011.
Born (1971-06-25) June 25, 1971 (age 43)
Deerfield, IL, USA
Height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Left
Played for Edmonton Oilers
St. Louis Blues
Atlanta Thrashers
Phoenix Coyotes
NHL Draft 242nd overall, 1990
New Jersey Devils
Playing career 1994–2007

Todd R. Reirden (born June 25, 1971 in Deerfield, Illinois) is a retired American ice hockey player and an Assistant Coach with the NHL Washington Capitals. Before that he was an Assistant Coach with the Pittsburgh Penguins and former Head Coach of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League. Reirden played in the NHL with the Edmonton Oilers, St. Louis Blues, Atlanta Thrashers, and Phoenix Coyotes.

Playing career[edit]

Reirden was drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the 12th round, 242nd overall in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft. Upon being drafted Reirden went to Bowling Green State University where he played for 4 years. From there he played in the ECHL and IHL for a number of years before finally getting the call up to the NHL with the Edmonton Oilers for part of the 1998–1999 season. Following his brief stint with the Oilers Reirden signed as a free agent with the St. Louis Blues and had his most successful season in the NHL for the 1999–2000 season, scoring 25 points. The following year Reirden was hurt for most of the year and played only 38 games with the Blues. Reirden then played the 2001–2002 season with the Atlanta Thrashers. He played his last tour in the NHL with the Phoenix Coyotes during the 2003–2004 season, playing in 7 games.

In the 2005/2006 season, Reirden played for the DEG Metro Stars of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga in Germany and his last season as a player was split between Graz EC of the Austrian Hockey League and SønderjyskE Ishockey in Denmark's Superisligaen.

Coaching career[edit]

Reirden spent the 2007-2008 season as an assistant coach for the Bowling Green State University Falcons men's hockey team.[1]

On July 31, 2010 Reirden was named Assistant Coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins joining other Assistant Coach Tony Granato.[2] He replaces Mike Yeo who left the organization to become the Head Coach of the AHL Houston Aeros.

On June 25, 2014, it was announced that he and Tony Granato had been relieved of their duties with the Penguins. Later in the same day, he was hired by the Washington Capitals as an assistant coach.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Houston Aeros AHL 52 3 5 8 56 5 0 0 0 6
1994–95 Albany River Rats AHL 2 0 1 1 2
2003–04 Springfield Falcons AHL 34 6 7 13 42
2003–04 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 39 3 8 11 42
2002–03 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 58 7 13 20 97
2000–01 Worcester IceCats AHL 7 2 6 8 20
1998–99 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 58 9 25 34 84 11 0 5 5 6
2006–07 Graz EC Austria 15 2 6 8 24
1992–93 Bowling Green State University CCHA 41 8 17 25 48
1993–94 Bowling Green State University CCHA 38 7 23 30 56
1990–91 Bowling Green State University CCHA 28 1 5 6 22
1991–92 Bowling Green State University CCHA 33 8 7 15 34
2005–06 DEG Metro Stars DEL 37 4 13 17 72 14 0 4 4 10
1994–95 Raleigh Icecaps ECHL 26 2 13 15 33
1994–95 Tallahassee Tiger Sharks ECHL 43 5 25 30 61 13 2 5 7 10
1995–96 Jacksonville Lizard Kings ECHL 15 1 10 11 41 1 0 2 2 4
1995–96 Tallahassee Tiger Sharks ECHL 7 1 3 4 10
1997–98 San Antonio Dragons IHL 70 5 14 19 132
1997–98 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 11 2 2 4 16 4 0 2 2 4
1996–97 San Antonio Dragons IHL 23 2 5 7 51 9 0 1 1 17
1995–96 Chicago Wolves IHL 31 0 2 2 39 9 0 2 2 16
1996–97 Chicago Wolves IHL 57 3 10 13 108
2000–01 St. Louis Blues NHL 38 2 4 6 43 1 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 7 0 2 2 4
1999–00 St. Louis Blues NHL 56 4 21 25 32 4 0 1 1 0
1998–99 Edmonton Oilers NHL 17 2 3 5 20
2001–02 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 65 3 5 8 82
NHL Totals 183 11 56 67 181 5 0 1 1 0

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Preceded by
Dan Bylsma
Head Coach of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
2009–10
Succeeded by
John Hynes