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Penguins Bring BIll Guerin Back As Player Development Coach

Earlier today, the Penguins announced that BIll Guerin would be returning to the team as a player development coach.

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In his new role, Guerin, 40, will be responsible for working with young prospects throughout the Penguins’ organization – assisting in the development of players in the minor leagues as well as junior and college hockey.

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When the Penguins brought him in, Guerin was the most senior player on a young roster by a pretty wide margin. But he was able to not only fit in with the team pretty quickly, but provide a certain battle-tested type of leadership that the Penguins lacked.

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Since his recent retirement, the Penguins maintained close ties with Guerin. That he has been added to the staff in some capacity is not surprising.

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This should prove to be a solid hire. Few men can boast the resume that Guerin does and Ray Shero has experienced first-hand what he can provide to young players.

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