Team USA picks Penguins coach Mike Sullivan for U.S. Olympic team

MIKE SULLIVAN NAMED TEAM USA COACH
May 8, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan reacts on the bench against the Buffalo Sabres during the first period at PPG Paints Arena. 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.

Mike Sullivan to coach Team USA

Sullivan, 53, previously served as an assistant coach on Peter Laviolette’s staff at the 2006 Olympics. He has also represented his home country as head coach of Team USA at the 2007 World Championship and as an assistant coach at the ’08 World Championship and ’16 World Cup.

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Sullivan 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