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Washington Names Tim Hunter Assistant Coach

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have named Tim Hunter the team’s assistant coach, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.

Hunter, 51, has coached 1,041 games in an assistant role during his 13-season NHL coaching career. The former Stanley Cup winner was an assistant coach under Ron Wilson in all 13 previous seasons, including five years behind the Washington bench (1997-2002). Hunter helped the Capitals reach the Stanley Cup final in 1998 and the team reached the postseason in three of his five seasons with Washington, compiling a record of 192-159-51-8 (.540 percentage). Hunter coached current Capitals head coach Adam Oates, associate goaltending coach Olie Kolzig and assistant coach Calle Johansson during his tenure in Washington.   

The Calgary, Alberta, native has a career coaching record of 499-394-70-84 with Washington, San Jose (2002-2008) and Toronto (2008-2011).

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Assistant Coach, Vice President and General Manager, huh? I guess we won’t be needing McPhee anymore.

Posted by John from DC on 07/23/12 at 03:07 PM ET

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1) @john: Very funny!!  I agree it was a poorly worded sentence.
2) So now the Caps have a complete coaching staff.  Still in need of scoring though.  As is, they will finish 9th-12th

Posted by Fauxrumors on 07/23/12 at 03:25 PM ET

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