BOSTON – The Boston Bruins announced that they have re-signed assistant coach Wayne Cashman to a two-year contract. The 60-year-old Cashman returned to the NHL in 2001 following one season as head coach and director of hockey operations for the Pensacola Ice Pilots.
Cashman played 17 seasons with Boston, winning Stanley Cup championships in 1969-70 and 1971-72, and was the Bruins captain from 1977-78 until his retirement following the 1982-83 season. He is the sixth-leading scorer in team history with 793 points (277g-516a) and had 1,041 penalty minutes in 1,027 career NHL games.
He was an assistant coach with the New York Rangers from 1987-88 to 1991-92 and was an assistant coach with the Tampa Bay Lightning from 1992-93 to 1995-96. Following a season as an assistant coach with the San Jose Sharks in 1996-97, he was named head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers and was 32-20-9 before becoming an assistant coach, a position he held through the 1999-2000 season.