Len Quesnelle becomes new BU assistant coach, Scott Young joins Pittsburgh

The Boston University men’s hockey team has named Len Quesnelle, announced today by BU head coach David Quinn, as the Terriers’ new assistant coach. Former assistant coach Scott Young was named the director of player development for the Pittsburgh Penguins in July.

Quesnelle, a Princeton University defenseman, served as the Tigers’ head coach and has coached in the NCAA for over 25 years. The Bramalea, Ontario native spent nine seasons as the assistant coach of the University of Massachusetts Minutemen and was most recently an amateur scout for the Detroit Red Wings.

PHOTO BY CLINTON NGUYEN/DFP FILE PHOTO
PHOTO BY CLINTON NGUYEN/DFP FILE PHOTO

Young, who was named Quinn’s assistant coach in 2015, will join his former team and BU alum Mike Sullivan. The Penguins most recently won their second straight NHL Championship against the Nashville Predators this June. During Young’s 17-season NHL career, he hoisted the Stanley Cup trophy twice (1991 with Pittsburgh and 1996 with the Colorado Avalanche).

 

Sean Maguire signs entry-level contract with Pittsburgh Penguins

Goaltender Sean Maguire has signed a two-year, entry-level contract with Pittsburgh Penguins beginning in the 2016-17 season, the team announced Wednesday afternoon.

He will first join the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the AHL on an amateur tryout contract for the rest of this year.

A fourth-round selection (113th overall) by the Penguins in the 2012 NHL Draft, Maguire ended his senior campaign with a .920 save percentage and 2.41 goals-against average. Maguire also earned the 2016 Beanpot MVP and Eberly Award for the top goaltender of the tournament in his final year on Commonwealth Avenue.

Maguire ended his BU career with a 29-29-2 record and .922 save percentage in three seasons.

He is the fourth player since the end of the season to sign a professional contract, joining Matt Grzelcyk, Danny O’Regan and Matt Lane.