Bruce Cassidy is a Canadian hockey mentor and previous expert ice hockey player. He is the ongoing lead trainer of the Vegas Brilliant Knights of the Public Hockey Association (NHL). He has recently filled in as the lead trainer of the Washington Capitals and Boston Bruins. As a defenceman, he played for the Chicago Blackhawks in the NHL.
Bruce James Cassidy was born on May 20, 1965 (age 57 years) in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He was born and raised by Canadian guardians alongside his kin. Cassidy remains at an engaging level of 1.80m and has a decent body weight of 85kg which suits his character.
Bruce Cassidy was a defenceman who played in the Ontario Hockey Association (OHL) with the Ottawa 67’s from 1982 to 1985, and he was chosen by the Chicago Dark Falcons of the Public Hockey Association (NHL) in the 1983 NHL Passage Draft, chose in the primary round, eighteenth by and large. Cassidy’s best OHL season was in 1982-83, when he enlisted 25 objectives and 86 helps for 111 places. He won the Remembrance Cup under mentor Brian Kilrea in 1984 scoring 12 focuses.
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Cassidy made his NHL debut with the Dark Birds of prey in Walk 1984 at age 19. From 1984 to 1988, he had three knee medical procedures, including a significant recreation of his upper leg tendon. Somewhere in the range of 1985 and 1990, Cassidy would invest the greater part of his energy in the Dark Birds of prey’s small time framework, playing with the Nova Scotia Oilers of the American Hockey Association (AHL), the Saginaw Commanders of the Global Hockey Association (IHL), the Saginaw Falcons of the IHL and the Indianapolis Ice, additionally in the IHL.
His NHL playing vocation was restricted because of his knee medical procedures. He would likewise play 36 games with the Blackhawks during those years, scoring 4 objectives and adding 13 helps for 17 places, alongside 10 punishment minutes. In the wake of winning the Turner Cup in the IHL, Cassidy endorsed with Alleghe HC in Italy and played two years with the club 1990-1992 and 1992-1993 in the Italian Ice Hockey Association, showing up in 51 games and procuring 117 focuses (35 objectives and 82 helps).
After his spell in Italy, Bruce Cassidy then enjoyed the 1993-94 season with Kaufbeuren of the German Hockey Association, acquiring 17 focuses (8 objectives and 9 aids) 35 games. Cassidy then, at that point, got back to the Blackhawks association with the Indianapolis Ice from 1994 to 1997 preceding resigning as a player ten games into the 1996-97 season to take a head training position with the Jacksonville Reptile Lords of the ECHL mid-season.
Bruce Cassidy resigned as a player with the Indianapolis Ice of the IHL to become lead trainer of the Jacksonville Reptile Rulers of the ECHL in 1996-97. Cassidy assumed control over the group what began the year 6-12-2, and drove them to a 15-25-10 record. The Reptile Lords extraordinarily worked on in Cassidy’s second year with the group, wrapping up with a 35-29-6 record for 76 places. In 2021, one of his previous players referred to him in a legacy game to the Reptile Lords. Greg Capson (1969-present) played for the Reptile Lords in its starting years and was utilized as somebody who might “deal with the little ones”, as per Brubaker.
Cassidy was elevated to lead trainer of the Indianapolis Ice of the IHL in the 1998-1999 season, the club completed the year at 33-37-12 for 78 places and qualified for the end of the season games. In the main round, they played the vigorously preferred Cincinnati Typhoons in a best-of-three series, and the Twisters dominated Match 1 4-2. The Ice returned and dominated Match 2 4-3 in extra time, and afterward took the series by dominating 1-0 in Match 3 in Cincinnati. In the subsequent round, the Ice fell three games to one to the Detroit Snakes and were wiped out from the end of the season games.
As the Ice collapsed after the 1998-99 season, Cassidy took the head training position with the development Trenton Titans of the ECHL, driving them to a 37-29-4 record, really great for fourth spot in the Upper east Division. The Titans took care of the Richmond Mavericks in the primary round, clearing them three games to none. In the subsequent round, they went head to head against the Hampton Streets Chief naval officers, and beat them three games to two. The Titans would then fall four games to two to the Peoria Rivermen, in the semi-finals.
Bruce Cassidy then, at that point, moved to the Ottawa Congresspersons association to become lead trainer of the Fabulous Rapids Griffins of the IHL. The club got done with the best record in the association (53-22-7 for 113 places), and they cleared the Cleveland Loggers in four games prior to tumbling to the Orlando Sun oriented Bears in six games in the semi-finals. Cassidy got back to Stupendous Rapids for the 2001-02 season, driving them to another division title with a 42-27-11 (95 focuses) record, yet the group lost in the first round to the Chicago Wolves in quite a while.
The Washington Capitals of the NHL considered Cassidy’s outcome in the minors and employed him to turn into the lead trainer of the club in 2002-03. The Capitals completed in runner up in the Southeast with a 39-29-8-6 (92 focuses) record, were cultivated 6th in the Eastern Meeting and confronted the third-cultivated Tampa Cove Lightning in the initial round of the 2003 Stanley Cup end of the season games. The Capitals dominated the initial two matches in Tampa Cove, however the Lightning bounced back and dominated four straight matches to take out the Capitals.
Bruce Cassidy returned as lead trainer in 2003-04. Be that as it may, only 25 games into the season with a 8-16-1 record, he was terminated and supplanted by collaborator mentor Glen Hanlon. The club would continue and get done with the third-most horrendously terrible record in the NHL under Hanlon (23-46-10-3 for 59 places), however scored the draft sweepstakes and picked Alexander Ovechkin with their most memorable in general pick in the 2004 NHL Passage Draft.
Cassidy endorsed on as an associate mentor with the Chicago Blackhawks in June 2004. With the NHL lockout dropping the 2004-05 season, Cassidy was behind the Blackhawks seat as a collaborator to lead trainer Trent Yawney for the 2005-06 season. The Blackhawks battled to a 26-43-13 record, procuring 65 focuses and missing the 2006 end of the season games. Cassidy’s agreement was not restored. Since the group completed ineffectively, Cassidy’s previous group again got a draft lottery pick following his takeoff, choosing Jonathan Toews with the third in general pick.
Bruce Cassidy was recruited by the OHL’s Kingston Frontenacs on July 12, 2006. On September 10, 2006, in a pre-season show game among Kingston and the Ottawa 67’s, Cassidy had the opportunity to mentor against his previous mentor and guide Kilrea; the Frontenacs lost 4-3, because of Ottawa’s three-go-to people Matt Lahey and Thomas Kiriakou, who each had two objectives and a help. During the standard season, Cassidy immediately bounced back in the home opener and beat his previous pleased guide by 9-5.
During his most memorable season as lead trainer, the Frontenacs would get done with a 31-30-7 record, procuring them 69 focuses and fifth spot in the Eastern Gathering. The Fronts would confront the Oshawa Commanders in the principal round of the end of the season games, yet would be wiped out in five games. Cassidy got back to Kingston to start the 2007-08 season. Notwithstanding, after a harsh 2-9-1 beginning to the season, he was terminated and supplanted by Larry Mavety. Cassidy wrapped up with a 33-39-8 record with the club.
Bruce Cassidy joined the Fortune Bruins of the AHL as an associate mentor in the 2008-09 season under lead trainer Loot Murray. Cassidy stood firm on this foothold for a considerable length of time prior to being elevated to lead trainer of the group for the 2011-12 season after Murray was terminated. During his most memorable season as lead trainer, the club posted a 35-34-7 record, procuring 77 focuses and neglecting to meet all requirements for the end of the season games.
In his second season with Provision in 2012-13, the Bruins had the best record in the AHL, going 50-21-5 for 105 places, getting ahead of all comers in the Atlantic Division. In the main round of the end of the season games, the Bruins crushed the Hershey Bears in five games, setting up a second-round series against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. Provision took a telling 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven series, notwithstanding, the Penguins mounted a rebound, and dominated the last four matches to disturb the Bruins in seven games.
Provision made the end of the season games by and by in 2013-14, wrapping up with a 40-25-11 record, procuring 91 focuses and seventh spot in the Eastern Gathering. In the main round, the Bruins upset the second-cultivated Springfield Birds of prey in five games, before again losing to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in seven games in the subsequent round.
In 2014-15, Cassidy drove the Bruins to their third sequential season with at least 40 triumphs, as Provision procured a 41-26-9 record, getting 91 focuses, as the club completed in 6th spot in the Eastern Gathering. In the end of the season games, the Bruins lost to the Hartford Wolf Pack in five games, losing the last game in extra time to be wiped out.
During the 2015-16 season, Cassidy drove the group to a 41-22-13 record with them completing in fourth spot in the Eastern Meeting during the ordinary season. The group lost the Division Elimination rounds to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in three games.
Bruce Cassidy joined the Boston Bruins on May 24, 2016, as an associate mentor for the 2016-17 season. On February 7, 2017, he was named interval lead trainer after lead trainer Claude Julien was terminated, and on April 26, the Bruins named him the new lead trainer. In his most memorable entire year as Bruins lead trainer, he drove the group to a 50-20-12 customary season record, gathering 112 focuses and getting the second seed in the Atlantic Division. In the end of the season games, his group crushed their adversaries, the Toronto Maple Leafs, 4-3 and progressed to the second round against the Tampa Narrows Lightning, losing in five games.