Jack Capuano is serving as the head coach of the U.S. Men's National Team for the first time and will guide the squad in the 2021 International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championship.
Capuano, who is the associate coach of the NHL's Ottawa Senators, is no stranger to international hockey and is making his fourth appearance as a coach for the U.S.
He served as an assistant coach for Team USA at the 2017 IIHF Men’s World Championship and at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, and was the head coach of the 2005 U.S. Under-18 Select Team at the Five Nations Cup in Slovakia.
In addition to his time in Ottawa, Capuano’s 25-year professional hockey career has included time in the ECHL, AHL and NHL, including as head coach of the New York Islanders from 2010-17.
He has also had stops with the Florida Panthers, Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Pee Dee Pride, Knoxville Cherokee and Tallahassee Tiger Sharks, where he began his post-playing days hockey career as an assistant coach.
During his seven-plus seasons with the Islanders, Capuano accumulated 227 wins and led the team to the postseason on three occasions. In 2014-15, he led the club to its most wins (47) and points (101) since 1983-84.
Capuano’s playing career included stints with the Boston Bruins, Vancouver Canucks and Toronto Maple Leafs of the NHL. He also captained the University of Maine to a Hockey East championship and NCAA Frozen Four appearance in 1988.