Boston, MA, United States (4E Sports) – The Boston Bruins have boosted their coaching staff by hiring Joe Sacco as assistant coaching, replacing Geoff Ward, who resigned from Claude Julien’s staff earlier this summer to take a head-coaching job in Germany.
A former Boston University standout, the 45-year-old Sacco served as an assistant coach for the Buffalo Sabres last season.
He also worked as head coach of the Colorado Avalanche from 2009 to 2013 and recorded a 130-134-40 record, and won the Jack Adams Award in 2010.
Sacco played 13 seasons and 738 games in the NHL with five teams, including the Toronto Maple Leafs, Anaheim Ducks, New York Islanders, Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers. He scored 94 goals and added 119 assists for 213 points.