Eddie O to be Named New Penguins Head Coach

Penguins to name Ed Olczyk head coach

Wednesday, June 11, 2003

By Dejan Kovacevic, Post-Gazette Sports Writer

The Penguins will name Ed Olczyk their new head coach in a news conference at noon today at Mellon Arena.

Olczyk, 36, has been a broadcaster with the Penguins’ network for three years after a 16-season NHL career with the Penguins, Chicago Blackhawks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Winnipeg Jets, New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings. He has no coaching experience.

This is a direct link from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. I am in total shock.

It never dawned on me that Patrick had narrowed the list down and figured out that Olczyk had been even mentioned as a top candidate.


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