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2024 MWC | Ty Hennes

Ty Hennes, who just completed his second season as an assistant coach with the Pittsburgh Penguins and sixth overall with the organization, is serving as an assistant coach of the U.S. Men’s National Team for the first time.

Hennes began his tenure with Pittsburgh as the team’s skating and skills coach starting with the 2018-19 season before being promoted to his current position to begin the 2022-23 campaign.

Prior to joining the Penguins, Hennes worked as the skills development professional at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex, the Penguins' practice facility. In addition to supporting the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite AAA travel program, Hennes also worked with the Penguins' organization.

Before joining the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex staff, Hennes was part of the USA Hockey staff as an American Development Model regional manager from 2013-2015.

Hennes played four seasons of collegiate hockey at Boston College, where he was a member of the Eagles' 2001 national championship squad. An alternate captain as a senior, Hennes helped Boston College reach the NCAA Tournament three times, including twice advancing to the Frozen Four. 

After graduating from Boston College, Hennes signed with the Detroit Red Wings organization, playing three seasons of professional hockey. He skated for the Toledo Storm, Bakersfield Condors and Texas Wildcatters of the ECHL, and the Fort Worth Brahmas, Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs and Texas Brahmas of the Central Hockey League.