Minnesota Wild Hire Assistant Coach And Other Staff

Jack Capuano behind the Senators Bench
Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images

After parting ways with longtime Wild Assistant Coach Darby Hendrickson, the Wild announced today that they have hired Jack Capuano to take his place behind the bench. Capuano previously spent five seasons as Assistant Coach with the Ottawa Senators. Before that, he also worked with the Florida Panthers and the New York Islanders. During his time with the Islanders, Capuano served as Head Coach for parts of seven seasons. 

Prior to his coaching career, Capuano was drafted 88th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1984 NHL Draft. He played 6 games in the NHL over three seasons with Toronto, the Vancouver Canucks, and the Boston Bruins. He also played professionally in the AHL for four seasons and the IHL for two seasons.

Other members of the Wild staff have made moves. Cody McLeod has been promoted to Assistant Director of Player Development after two seasons as the Player Development Coach. Brian Grogesky was named Assistant Athletic Trainer. He was previously the Head Athletic Trainer for eight seasons with the AHL’s Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Abe Edson was named Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach. Edson was the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the past two seasons with the Springfield Thunderbirds in the AHL. Dominic Hennig was named Manager of Team Services. Previously, Hennig served as the Team Services Manager for the San Diego Gulls in the AHL.

With the hirings and promotions today, the Minnesota Wild staff seems to be mostly set after multiple upheavals over the past season.

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