According to The Eagle-Tribune late Tuesday night, Mark Dennehy will become the new head coach of the Binghamton Devils.
Former Merrimack College hockey coach Mark Dennehy will be the new head coach of the AHL Binghamton Devils, affiliate of the N.J. Devils https://t.co/NeE6bQuQ4K— The Eagle-Tribune (@EagleTrib) August 1, 2018
Relating to the article, “The Andover resident, who accepted a job for the Wheeling (W.V.) Nailers of the ECHL, a Pittsburgh Penguins affiliate, two months ago, will instead become the new head coach of the Binghamton Devils of the American Hockey League, affiliate of the N.J. Devils.”
Dennehy was previously behind the bench for Merrimack College (2005-’18) before his dismissal. He also coached current Devil forward Brett Seney for four seasons (2014-’18) before making the jump in the spring to the AHL.
The Warriors made nine post season appearances in the Hockey East Tournaments (2009-’18) before bowing out in the Second Round last season. Dennehy accumulated an overall record of 168–243–61 for Merrimack. Additionally, he was honored as the 2010 Coach of the Year, the first Merrimack coach to receive the award.
The @WheelingNailers say they will have a statement in the morning concerning coach Mark Dennehy being named the head coach of AHL's Binghamton Devils. After just two months on the job with the Nailers.— Scott Nolte (@SNolteWTRF) August 1, 2018
Former BDevils coach Rick Kowalsky was promoted as an assistant in New Jersey last week which opened up the spot for Binghamton. It is unknown how the rest of the staff will unfold until it is made official, likely on Wednesday.