Hershey Bears assistant coach Reid Cashman is getting a big time promotion. According to Cashman’s friend at Quinnipiac University, Bill Riga, Cashman has been named an assistant coach to Todd Reirden’s staff on the Washington Capitals.
Cashman will replace Lane Lambert, who left Washington with Barry Trotz and was named associate coach of the New York Islanders on July 5.
— Bill Riga (@BillRiga) July 13, 2018
Cashman will be in charge of the team’s defense moving forward.
Hearing Reid Cashman will join Todd Reirden's #ALLCAPS coaching staff as assistant in charge of D. Former Quinnipiac defenseman has been Hershey assistant coach for last 2 seasons
— Mark Divver (@MarkDivver) July 12, 2018
Cashman was first hired by the Bears on July 27, 2016, as an assistant coach under then-head coach Troy Mann. He spent two seasons in Hershey.
“I’m very excited to work with Troy Mann once again. I learned so much from him as a player and look forward to growing as a coach under his guidance and leadership,” said Cashman in a release then. “I’m also beyond thrilled to be part of such a historic organization.”
Prior to that, Cashman spent five seasons as an assistant behind the bench with the Quinnipiac Bobcats of the NCAA. During his final year with the Bobcats, he was promoted to associate head coach. Quinnipiac reached the NCAA tournament four times during Cashman’s time behind the bench, including two Frozen Fours.
Cashman was also a three-time All-American player with Quinnipiac, and the current record-holder at Quinnipiac University for career assists with 125. He also holds the single-season defenseman records for assists in 2006-2007 with 35 and in 2004-2005 with 45. After leaving the NCAA as a player, he had a small stint in the AHL playing for the Toronto Marlies, Wilks-Barre/Scraton Penguins, and Milwaukee Admirals.
Reirden coached Cashman during the 2008-09 season while he was an assistant/head coach of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins – the Penguins’ AHL affiliate. Reirden was an assistant coach under Dan Bylsma until Dancing Dan was promoted to Penguins head coach later that year.
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