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2024 MWC | Alex Westlund

Alex Westlund, who just completed his second season as the goaltending coach of the Detroit Red Wings, is making his first appearance on the coaching staff of a U.S. Men’s National Team.

As a player, Westlund helped the U.S. earn a bronze medal at the 2004 IIHF Men’s World Championship and also to the championship of the 2003 Deutschland Cup.

Prior to his time in Detroit, Westlund spent five seasons in the Washington Capitals' organization, serving as associate goaltending coach with the American Hockey League's Hershey Bears.

He joined the Capitals' organization after spending two years in Germany as the goalie coach with Augsburger in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga from 2015-17, in addition to working in the same capacity for Medvescak Zagreb of the Kontinental Hockey League during the 2016-17 season.

Prior to beginning his coaching career, Westlund appeared in more than 750 professional games in North America, Europe and Asia over the course of 16 seasons (1999-2015).He played collegiately at Yale University from 1995-99 and is the program's all-time leader in games played (99) and saves (2,704).