Todd Reirden

Head Coach Washington Capitals

Todd Reirden, NHL Head Coach Washington Capitals
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Reirden, 47, is entering his second season as Capitals' head coach after serving as an associate coach the last two seasons.

In his four previous seasons with the Capitals, Reirden was responsible for the team's defensemen. During the 2016-17 season, the Capitals ranked first in the NHL in goals against per game, marking Washington's lowest goals against per game in franchise history.

Prior to joining the Capitals, Reirden spent four seasons as an assistant coach with the Pittsburgh Penguins and worked closely with Pittsburgh's defensemen and power-play unit.

Reirden was selected by New Jersey in the 12th round, 242nd overall, in the 1990 NHL Draft. He recorded 46 points (11g, 35a) and 181 penalty minutes in 183 career NHL games with Edmonton, St. Louis, Atlanta and Phoenix.

Reirden and his wife, Shelby, have one son, Travis.

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