Scott Young is serving as an assistant coach for a U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team for the second time after a similar role with the 2018 U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team.
Young, who was enshrined into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in 2017, is in his fifth year as the director of player development for the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins.
Prior to his role with the Penguins, he was an assistant coach for the men’s ice hockey team at Boston University for two seasons (2015-17) after serving as the Terriers director of men’s ice hockey operations in 2014-15.
Young, who retired as an NHL player in 2006, was the head coach at St. Mark's School, his alma mater, for four seasons (2010-2014).
Young’s international playing career spanned from 1985 through 2002. He is one of only 12 U.S.-born men’s hockey players to compete in three Olympic Winter Games (1988, 1992, 2002). He also played for the U.S. in three IIHF World Junior Championships, helping Team USA to its first-ever medal at the event in 1986 and went on to serve as team captain the following year.
Young also played for Team USA in three IIHF Men’s World Championships (1987, 1989, 1994) and played in one of the greatest moments in American hockey history as a member of the U.S. team that won the 1996 World Cup of Hockey.
Young spent 17 seasons playing in the NHL, winning two Stanley Cup championships (1991-Pittsburgh, 1996-Colorado) while amassing 342 goals and 415 assists in 1,181 regular-season games. The former Boston University Terrier ranks among the top-20 of American players all-time in NHL games played and goals.