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Bruins name Sacco assistant coach

By By The Sports Xchange
Published On: Jul 24 2014 12:21:40 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 24 2014 12:21:40 PM CDT

The Boston Bruins hired former Colorado Avalanche head coach Joe Sacco as an assistant coach, the team announced Thursday.

Sacco, 45, spent the 2013-14 season as an assistant coach for the Buffalo Sabres. The former NHL forward served as the head coach of the Avalanche from 2009 to 2013 where he compiled a 130-134-40 record.

Sacco served two years as an assistant coach in the American Hockey League for the Lowell Lock Monsters (2004-05) and the Albany River Rats (2006-07) before becoming a head coach for the Lake Erie Monsters (2007-09).

In his playing career, Sacco skated in 738 NHL games in 13 seasons with five teams (Toronto Maple Leafs, Anaheim Mighty Ducks, New York Islanders, Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers). He registered 94 goals and 119 assists for 213 points.