06/04/2013 9:47 AM
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For Immediate Release
June 4, 2013
CUTTHROATS NAME BRAD SMYTH ASSISTANT COACH
INAUGURAL SEASON PLAYER MOVES TO COACHING ROLE
Denver, CO – The Denver Cutthroats announced today Brad Smyth as Assistant Coach and Assistant Director of Hockey Operations. In the role, Smyth will work closely alongside Head Coach Derek Armstrong in player personnel decisions and hockey operations.
Smyth, 40, played last season for the Cutthroats as a forward on the team’s top scoring line with A.J. Gale and Troy Schwab. During the Cutthroats inaugural season, Smyth tallied 78 points with 25 goals and 53 assists. Smyth said “I’m very excited to continue my hockey career behind the bench in the great city of Denver. It’ll be great to focus my attention on developing young talented hockey players in the Cutthroats organization.”
During 20 professional hockey seasons, Smyth played 88 games for five National Hockey League teams including the Florida Panthers, Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers, Nashville Predators and Ottawa Senators. Smyth and Armstrong played together for the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack for four seasons.
Head Coach Derek Armstrong stated, “We are lucky to have Brad as a member of our coaching staff. His passion and experience on the ice will bring us great knowledge as an assistant coach.”
Season ticket deposits for the 2013-14 season can be made by calling the Cutthroats office at 303.295.3474. Payment plans are also available for season tickets. More information will be available at denvercutthroats.com.
ABOUT THE DENVER CUTTHROATS
The Denver Cutthroats are the CHL affiliate of the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche and AHL’s Lake Erie Monsters. The team’s 2012-13 season marks the return of professional hockey to the historic Denver Coliseum for the first time since 1989. Single-game tickets, mini-plans, and group packages can be purchased by calling (303) 295-3474. The most up-to-date information can be found at denvercutthroats.com.