Baby Penguins Banter: Todd Reirden Promoted to Penguins Asst. Coach

July 31st, 2010 by Alison Myers Leave a reply »
Welcome to Baby Penguins Banter, a column that will run periodically (probably once a week) during the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins season.

The WBS Penguins are the AHL affiliate to the Pittsburgh Penguins. They have been playing in Wilkes-Barre since 1999 and will be starting their 12th season in the fall.  

Now, I was hoping to start this column a little later, but some breaking news within the Pittsburgh Penguins organization has prompted me to start sooner.

This afternoon, the Penguins announced that they promoted Wilkes-Barre/Scranton head coach Todd Reirden to the position of Pittsburgh Penguins assistant coach.

Reirden came to the Penguins organization as the WBS assistant coach to Dan Bylsma during the 2008-2009 season.

When Bylsma was promoted to Pittsburgh, Reirden took over as head coach. The Baby Pens finished with a record of 49-25-3-3 and went to the second round of the playoffs.

This year, things were a little harder for Reirden. A lineup made up mostly of rookies and some below average veterans brought WBS a record of 41-34-2-3. They made it to the playoffs, but were swept in the first ro ...

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