Boston Bruins Hire Kevin Dean As Assistant Coach To Serve Under Bruce Cassidy
The Boston Bruins have made a personnel move on Tuesday.
Kevin Dean has been promoted by the Bruins to join Bruce Cassidy behind the bench as one of Cassidy’s assistant coaches. Dean served under Cassidy in Providence four five seasons as an assistant coach and became the had coach of the AHL Bruins after Cassidy left Providence to become an assistant coach a year ago today.
“Very comfortable with how Butch wants to play, and I believe in it,” Dean said in pool quotes distributed by the Bruins. “I think one of the reasons he’s comfortable having me is I have fully bought in to how he wants to play.
“I think he knows that, and I think that’s going to help him and it’ll help me in my transition, because there’s not going to be a lot of surprises with how Butch wants to do things.”
The Bruins first hired Dean in 2011. The ex-defenseman was in charge of overseeing Providence’s defense. Torey Krug, Brandon Carlo, Kevan Miller, Colin Miller, and Joe Morrow played for Dean. In his only year as the head coach in Providence, is team went 43-23-10 in the regular season, then beat Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Hershey in the playoffs before losing to Syracuse.