Former NHL hockey player joins Queen's coaching staff
Former National Hockey League (NHL) player Alyn McCauley was named assistant coach of the Queen's University mens hockey program on Thursday, August 15 by head coach Brett Gibson.
McCauley, a native of Gananoque, Ontario, played parts of nine seasons in the NHL spending time with the Toronto Maple Leafs, San Jose Sharks and the Los Angeles Kings. He was drafted by the New Jersey Devils in 1995.
During his nine-year career he played in 488 career games scoring 69 goals while adding 97 assists. He enjoyed his best season in 2003-04 as captain of the San Jose Sharks recording 47 points while earning a nomination for the Selke Trophy, which is awarded annually to the NHL's top defensive forward.
This is the second former NHL player to be associated with the Queens Gaels hockey program in four seasons. Current Montreal Canadiens assistant coach and former NHL player Kirk Muller was appointed as Gaels Head Coach in 2005 before Brett Gibson took over in 2006.