The US team has perfected the coaching team for the World Cup in spring.
John Tortorellan stint as head coach was known already in the past and now there were also named the assistant coaches. Tortorellan will get help from Mike Sullivan, John Hynes, Phil Housley, Jack Capuano and Scott Gordon.
Three head coaches from NHL
Sullivan, Hynes and Capuano are all NHL head coaches fortheir teams: Sullivan at Penguins, Hynes at Devils, and Capuano at Islanders. Housley works at Nashville Predators as assistant coach and Gordon is head coach for the AHL team in Lehigh Valley Phantoms.
With the exception of Capuano all the assistant coaches have worked for US men’s or youth national at World Championships or the Olympic Games.