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2022 HGC | Mike Leone

This is Mike Leone’s first time serving as an assistant coach for the U.S. Under-18 Men’s Select Team.

Fresh off three seasons as an assistant coach for USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program (2019-22), Leone is set to begin his first season as the general manager and head coach of the Green Bay Gamblers of the USHL.

No stranger to international competition, he served as an assistant coach at the 2021 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament, where helped the team to a first-place finish, and the 2021 IIHF Under-18 Men’s World Championship. Additionally, Leone was an assistant coach for Team USA's 2019 Under-17 Four Nations championship-winning team and for the Under-17 World Hockey Challenge, where the U.S. placed second.

Leone also brings previous experience coaching at both the collegiate and professional levels as he was an assistant coach at Bowling Green State University (2018-19) and for the Quad City Mallards of the ECHL (2017-18).

Leone played for three years at Western Michigan University before four years playing professionally in the ECHL for the Toledo Walleye (2014-17) and the Kalamazoo Wings (2012-13).