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George Gwozdecky Named Assistant Coach For The Lightning

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have named George Gwozdecky as assistant coach on Jon Cooper’s staff today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced.  Gwozdecky most recently served as head coach for the University of Denver Pioneers men’s hockey team.

“I am excited to be joining the Tampa Bay Lightning coaching staff and am really looking forward to working with outstanding coaches like Jon (Cooper), Steve (Thomas) and Rick (Bowness),” Gwozdecky said.  “The opportunity to coach in an organization with such highly-respected ownership and excellent front office leadership, as well as a talented mix of veteran and young players in a great community like Tampa Bay is the chance of a lifetime.” 

"We are pleased to add George to the coaching staff," Yzerman said.  "He brings a wealth of experience to the bench and we feel he will be a valuable addition to the organization."

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