John Hynes (ice hockey)

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John Hynes
Born (1975-02-10) February 10, 1975 (age 42)
Warwick, Rhode Island, U.S.
Position Head coach
General manager Ray Shero
Team New Jersey Devils
Years as a coach 2000–present
Years as an NHL coach 2015–present
Years with current team 2015–present

John Hynes (born February 10, 1975) is an American ice hockey coach. He is the current head coach for the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

A 1997 graduate of Boston University, Hynes was a three-year letterman for the Terriers as a forward and participated in four straight NCAA Frozen Four tournaments. In 1995, Boston University captured the 1995 NCAA Division I National Championship in front of Hynes' home crowd in Providence, Rhode Island. Hynes earned a bachelor's degree in health and physical education.

Coaching career[edit]

College coaching career[edit]

Hynes was a former assistant coach at the University of Massachusetts Lowell during the 2000–01 season. In the 2002–03 season, he became an assistant coach for the University of Wisconsin.

USA Hockey[edit]

After the 2002-03 season, Hynes spent the next six seasons as a head coach with USA Hockey's National Team Development Program.[1] He posted an overall record of 216-113-19-9 as the team's head coach.[2] In 2008–09, he was head coach of the U.S. Under-17 Development Team, posting a 42–17–6 record.[3]

Hynes also led the U.S. Under-18 national team to three medals at the World Under-18 Championships, a gold in 2006, silver in 2004 and bronze in 2008. He was head coach of the U.S. national team at the 2008 World Junior championships, and was an assistant coach on the 2004 U.S. team that won a gold medal at the World Junior event.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins[edit]

On August 4, 2009, Hynes was named an assistant coach for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, by general manager Ray Shero.[4] He served as an assistant under coach Todd Reirden. On July 31, 2010, the WBS Penguins announced that Hynes would be the team's new head coach, after Reirden was promoted to an assistant level for the Pittsburgh Penguins.[5]

Under Hynes, the WBS Penguins qualified for the playoffs in all five seasons, reaching the conference finals twice.

New Jersey Devils[edit]

On June 2, 2015, Hynes was named as the new head coach of the New Jersey Devils, replacing Scott Stevens and Adam Oates.[6] He is the youngest head coach in the NHL.[7]

Head coaching record[edit]

Team Year Regular season Postseason
G W L OTL Pts Finish Result
NJD 2015–16 82 38 36 8 84 7th in Metropolitan Missed playoffs
NJD 2016–17 82 28 40 14 70 8th in Metropolitan Missed playoffs
Total 164 66 76 22 154


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Preceded by
Adam Oates and
Scott Stevens
Head Coach of the New Jersey Devils
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Todd Reirden
Head Coach of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Succeeded by