John Hynes (ice hockey)
February 10, 1975|
Warwick, Rhode Island, U.S.
|General manager||Ray Shero|
|Team||New Jersey Devils|
|Previous team(s)||Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins|
|Years as a coach||2000–present|
|Years as an NHL coach||2015–present|
|Years with current team||2015–present|
A 1997 graduate of Boston University, Hynes was a three-year letterman for the Terriers as a forward and participated in four straight NCAA Frozen Four tournaments. In 1995, Boston University captured the 1995 NCAA Division I National Championship in front of Hynes' home crowd in Providence, Rhode Island. Hynes earned a bachelor's degree in health and physical education.
College coaching career
After the 2002–03 season, Hynes spent the next six seasons as a head coach with USA Hockey's National Team Development Program. He posted an overall record of 216–113–19–9 as the team's head coach. In 2008–09, he was head coach of the U.S. Under-17 Development Team, posting a 42–17–6 record.
Hynes also led the U.S. Under-18 national team to three medals at the World Under-18 Championships, a gold in 2006, silver in 2004 and bronze in 2008. He was head coach of the U.S. national team at the 2008 World Junior championships, and was an assistant coach on the 2004 U.S. team that won a gold medal at the World Junior event.
On August 4, 2009, Hynes was named an assistant coach for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, by general manager Ray Shero. He served as an assistant under coach Todd Reirden. On July 31, 2010, the WBS Penguins announced that Hynes would be the team's new head coach, after Reirden was promoted to an assistant level for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Under Hynes, the WBS Penguins qualified for the playoffs in all five seasons, reaching the conference finals twice.
New Jersey Devils
On June 2, 2015, Hynes was named as the new head coach of the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League (NHL), replacing Scott Stevens and Adam Oates. He became the youngest head coach in the NHL for the 2015–16 season. On April 5, 2018, Hynes coached the Devils to their first playoff appearance since the 2011–12 season when they defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs. However, they lost in the first round to the Tampa Bay Lightning in five games.
Head coaching record
|NJD||2015–16||82||38||36||8||84||7th in Metropolitan||—||—||—||Missed playoffs|
|NJD||2016–17||82||28||40||14||70||8th in Metropolitan||—||—||—||Missed playoffs|
|NJD||2017–18||82||44||29||9||97||5th in Metropolitan||1||4||.200||Lost in First Round|
|Total||246||110||105||31||251||1||4||.200||1 playoff appearance|
|WBS||2010–11||80||58||21||1||117||1st in East||6||6||.500||Lost in Division Finals|
|WBS||2011–12||76||44||25||7||95||2nd in East||6||6||.500||Lost in Conference Semifinals|
|WBS||2012–13||76||42||30||4||88||3rd in East||8||7||.533||Lost in Conference Finals|
|WBS||2013–14||76||42||26||8||92||2nd in East||9||8||.529||Lost in Conference Finals|
|WBS||2014–15||76||45||24||7||97||2nd in East||4||4||.500||Lost in Conference Semifinals|
|Total||384||231||126||27||489||33||31||.516||5 playoff appearances|
- "Devils name John Hynes as head coach". New Jersey Devils. June 2, 2015. Retrieved July 7, 2015.
- "John Hynes becomes NHL's youngest head coach". The Associated Press. CBC Sports. June 2, 2015. Retrieved July 7, 2015.
- Rosen, Dan (April 5, 2018). "Devils clinch playoff berth with win against Maple Leafs". NHL.com. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
| Head coach of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
| Head coach of the New Jersey Devils