By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Penguins have a new goalkeeping coach.
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The team announced on Wednesday that Andy Chiodo had been named goalkeeping coach, replacing Mike Buckley, who was relieved of his duties after serving as goalkeeping coach for the team from 2017-21.
“Andy did an excellent job mentoring our young goalkeepers. In addition to training on and off the ice, he emphasizes the importance of lifestyle and the mental approach to the game, ”said Ron Hextall, General Manager of Penguins, in a press release. “We know Andy will be a great addition to the coaching staff. The penguins are grateful to Mike Buckley for his contribution to the team and wish him and his family all the best for the future. “
The Penguins have named Andy Chiodo as the team’s goalkeeping coach.
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Mike Buckley, who was the team’s goalkeeping coach from 2017 to 2021, has been relieved of his duties.
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Chiodo has spent the past three seasons as the Penguins goalkeeping development coach. He was also a Penguins draft pick in 2003 and played eight NHL career games with the squad in the 2003-04 season.