The Boston Bruins have officially announced a coaching change

Austin Sabourin
June 12, 2024  (7:19 PM)

Don Sweeney press conference
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The Boston Bruins have announced an official coaching change this afternoon.

Former Boston Bruins forward Jay Leach has officially been hired to join the Bruins coaching staff.
Welcome back, Jay!

The #NHLBruins have added Jay Leach to the club's coaching staff.

Leach spent some time with the New Jersey Devils, Boston Bruins and San Jose Sharks. He was a coach for the Providence Bruins and was formerly the assistant coach with the Seattle Kraken.
«The Boston Bruins are excited to welcome Jay Leach back to the organization,» said Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney. «Jay was a very successful coach with the Providence Bruins where he greatly impacted our player development system, and he also brings valuable experience as an assistant coach from the Seattle Kraken. We believe Jay will integrate quickly and complement our current staff as he comes back to the Bruins to work with our defense corps.»

«John is shifting back to a skating and skill development position where he will remain integrated with our current staff as well as broaden his scope to work with our entire player development system,» added Sweeney. «John was instrumental working with our medical staff on players returning from injury, and his experience as an assistant coach this season will provide great insights to young players throughout our organization to understand the individual work that is required to develop as a Bruin.»

"I'm thrilled to have Jay Leach join our coaching staff,» said Boston Bruins Head Coach Jim Montgomery. «Jay has an impressive track record at both the AHL and NHL level, and his experience connecting with players will greatly benefit our team.»

«I'd like to congratulate Joe Sacco on his promotion to Associate Coach. Joe has been an integral part of this staff due to his experience and the passion he brings to our group every day," added Montgomery. "I also want to thank John McLean for his work as an Assistant Coach this past season, and I'm grateful his knowledge of the game will continue to be a tremendous asset for our player development group.»

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