The Pittsburgh Penguins have promoted Todd Reardon, promoting him to associate coach and signing him to a two-year contract extension. General Manager Ron Hextall released the following statement:
Reirdon has been with the Penguins since 2020 as head coach of the Washington Capitals. This is his second stint with the organization after a run as head coach of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and an assistant with the NHL club from 2008-2014.
Given the big changes on defense in Pittsburgh this year – Jeff Petry, Jan Rutta and Ty Smith are now in town – Reirdon will have pairings and responsibilities completely sorted. If he can get the best out of Petrie while pushing Smith back to his former development path, the Penguins could be a much stronger group.