The Capitals have added two new faces to their coaching staff.
Monday morning the team announced that Scott Arniel and Reid Cashman have been hired as assistant coaches. They will join current assistant coach Blaine Forsythe and head coach Todd Reirden behind the bench.
It had been reported earlier in July that Cashman was joining the Capitals, but this is the first official word from the team confirming his hiring.
Arniel has spent that last five seasons with the Rangers as an associate coach, and was the head coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets from 2010-2012 before being replaced by John Tortorella. He also coached in the AHL, and spent 730 games as a player in the NHL.
The Caps name Scott Arniel and Reid Cashman as new assistant coaches. Arniel was a forward in the NHL and will probably take Lane Lambert's role while Cashman will likely take over the D with Todd Reirden now head coach. Arniel coached the Manitoba Moose 09 AHL Finals vs. Hershey
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The Washington Capitals have named Scott Arniel and Reid Cashman as assistant coaches, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Arniel and Cashman will join assistant coach Blaine Forsythe on head coach Todd Reirden’s staff.
Arniel, 55, joins Washington after spending the past five seasons as an associate coach with the New York Rangers. Arniel brings more than 15 years of professional coaching experience, which includes serving as head coach for the Columbus Blue Jackets from 2010-12. In addition, the Kingston, Ont., native compiled a 218-136-21-21 record in five seasons as head coach in the American Hockey League with the Chicago Wolves and the Manitoba Moose. Arniel guided the Moose to the Calder Cup Finals in 2009 after posting franchise records with 50 wins and 107 points to finish atop the AHL standings. Arniel captured the Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award that season as the AHL Coach of the Year.
Prior to joining the coaching ranks, Arniel appeared in 730 NHL games with the Winnipeg Jets (1981-86; 1990-91), Buffalo Sabres (1986-90), and Boston Bruins (1991-92), registering 338 points (149g, 189a) in 11 seasons. Arniel was originally selected by Winnipeg in the second round, 22nd overall, in the 1981 Entry Draft. Arniel and his wife, Lia, have a son, Brendan, and a daughter, Stephanie.
Cashman, 35, spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach with the Hershey Bears. In Cashman’s first season behind the bench in Hershey, the Bears finished fourth in the AHL in shots against, and advanced to the second round of the Calder Cup Playoffs.
Cashman joined Hershey in 2016 after a successful tenure at Quinnipiac University. Cashman, a Minnesota native, coached at his alma mater for six seasons prior to joining the Bears. At Quinnipiac, he spent four years as an assistant coach, and two as an associate head coach, helping lead the Bobcats to the Frozen Four in 2012-13 and 2014-15. The Bobcats were 129-48-28 during Cashman’s tenure. As a player, Cashman was a three-time All-American defenseman at Quinnipiac, graduating in 2007. He then played five seasons professionally with the Columbia Inferno in 2007-08. He won the Kelly Cup with the Cincinnati Cyclones in 2010, and skated in 68 career AHL games with Toronto, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, and Milwaukee.
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