It didn't take long for Gerard Gallant to get back behind the bench. He's the first coach of the NHL expansion Las Vegas Golden Knights. He's joined by fellow Islander Mike Kelly as assistant coach. Both fired by the Florida Panthers in November, 2016. But Turk and Mike are back!
Gallant is shown above at the new T-Mobile Arena in downtown Vegas.
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He's not a player or a coach but his importance to the Pittsburgh Penguins goes above and beyond keeping the Pens healthy and on the ice. Andy O'Brien will be getting a second Stanley Cup ring as Director of Science and Performance for the 2016 & 2017 NHL champs.
Andy (shown above to the right of playoff MVP Sidney Crosby) is the son of former St. Dunstan's University great Mike O'Brien of Sherwood, PEI. Crosby credits him with getting back on the ice as quickly as possible after a series of injuries including concussions over the past few years.
Prince Edward Island has a long and storied hockey history that dates back to 1890's. The game has grown from a winter pass time into a passion that is woven into the fabric of Canada's smallest province. These are the stories of rising stars, hockey heroes and the pursuit of excellence with humble beginnings on Island Ice.
SECOND CUP FOR O'BRIEN
Golden Knights First Head Coach