JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – The Johnstown Chiefs announced that Toby O’Brien has been named executive vice president & general manager. The announcement was made by Tampa Bay Lightning executive vice president & general manager Jay Feaster and Johnstown president Jim Weber.
The head coach and director of hockey operations for Johnstown the last three years, O’Brien will be responsible for assembling a list of candidates for the vacant head coach position.
The 38-year-old O’Brien has been with the team for past nine seasons and was the first goaltender for Johnstown when the team debuted in 1988. He was 95-89-32 behind the bench, including 2003-04 when the Chiefs set team records for most wins (45), points (97), home wins (26), road wins (19), fewest losses (20) and fewest goals allowed (195).
O’Brien will be responsible for the daily operations of the hockey department, reporting directly to Feaster, and will also oversee and manage all business operations for the Chiefs. Jim Brazill will remain with the team in his present capacity as vice president of sales & marketing.