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Pittsburgh Penguins Name Jacques Martin Special Assistant To The Head Coach

06/16/2015 at 2:05pm EDT

from Sam Kasan of PittsburghPenguins.com,

The Pens will have a new “eye in the sky” for the 2015-16 season.

Jacques Martin, 62, will join head coach Mike Johnston’s staff under the new title of special assistant to the head coach. His primary role will be to analyze games from the media level and provide instant observations to Johnston and his staff.

“I’m really looking forward to it,” Martin said. “I have a good relationship with the coaching staff and management. Being closer to the team and provide feedback, use my experience from over the years, just giving them another opinion.”

Martin was already a key asset to the coaching staff from a scouting and advisory perspective this past season. Martin pre-scouted opponents for the Penguins during the regular and postseasons to note tendencies, strengths and weaknesses. He provided these reports to the Pens’ coaches based on two facets.

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