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Pittsburgh Penguins’ Mike Sullivan to coach U.S. Olympic team

Mar 29, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan reacts on the bench against the New York Islanders during the third period at PPG Paints Arena. Pittsburgh won 2-1 Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 29, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan reacts on the bench against the New York Islanders during the third period at PPG Paints Arena. Pittsburgh won 2-1 Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Sullivan has been named the head coach of the 2022 United States men’s Olympic hockey team in Beijing.

Sullivan will be behind the bench provided the NHL participates in the Olympic Games, which take place from Feb. 4-20, 2022. The league’s involvement has yet to be finalized.

Sullivan, 53, has won two Stanley Cups while serving as the head coach for the Pittsburgh Penguins over the last six seasons. The Massachusetts native also served as an assistant coach on Peter Laviolette’s staff at the 2006 Olympics.

Sullivan owns a 321-187-66 record with 15 ties while serving as the bench boss of the Boston Bruins (2003-06) and Penguins. He secured his 300th career win this past season to join John Tortorella, Laviolette and Dan Bylsma as the lone American-born head coaches to reach the plateau.

–Field Level Media