Joe Sacco during his time as the Head Coach of the Avalanche (USATSI)
There's one less void in the Boston Bruins organization to worry about. The Bruins announced today that their new Assistant Coach is Medford, MA native, Joe Sacco.
Sacco has coaching experience at both the AHL and NHL levels, beginning in 2004 as the Assistant Coach of the Lowell Lock Monsters. He then became the Assistant Coach of the Albany River Rats in 2006, and moved on to become the Head Coach of the Lake Erie Monsters in 2007 before moving up to the NHL.
Sacco served as Head Coach of the Colorado Avalanche from 2009 to 2013, finishing with a 130-134-40 record and being named a finalist for the Jack Adams in 2010. He spent last season as an Assistant Coach for the Buffalo Sabres.
During his 13 season, 738-game NHL career, Sacco played for five teams (Toronto Maple Leafs, Anaheim Mighty Ducks, New York Islanders, Washington Capitals, and Philadelphia Flyers), tallying 94 goals and 119 assists for 213 points.
Prior to being drafted 71st overall in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft, Sacco was a Boston University Terrier for three seasons, scoring 128 points in 111 games.