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Penguins’ AHL assistant coach hired by Minnesota Wild

The Penguins will be searching for at least one AHL assistant coach for the second straight summer.

Tim Army, who assisted Clark Donatelli behind Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s bench last season, was named head coach of Minnesota’s AHL affiliate, the Iowa Wild, on Thursday.

Army, 55, is a veteran coach with experience at the NHL, AHL and college levels. He was hired last summer when Baby Pens assistant Chris Taylor left to become head coach of Buffalo’s AHL club, the Rochester Americans.

According to the Providence Journal, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s other assistant coach, J.D. Forrest, is a candidate to become an assistant coach at his alma mater, Boston College.

Army’s departure comes as the Penguins are in the midst of beefing up their player development staff this summer. The team hired Tom Kostopoulos and Andy Chiodo as roving player development coaches last month.

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