Sports Sullivan becomes 1st U.S.-born head coach to win Stanley Cup twice

19:02  12 june  2017
19:02  12 june  2017 Source:   theScore

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Sullivan is the first American- born coach to win the Cup not once, but twice . Matt Murray became the first goalie to win not one, but two Stanley Cups as a rookie after being a late-season call up a year ago and didn’t play enough games to get that tag removed.

Michael Barry Sullivan ( born February 27, 1968) is an American former ice hockey player and current head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the NHL. He was a fourth round selection, 69th overall, by the New York Rangers at the 1987 NHL Entry Draft and played 11 NHL seasons with the San Jose

The players weren't the only ones building legacies Sunday night.

Mike Sullivan became the first American-born head coach in NHL history to win the Stanley Cup more than once when his Pittsburgh Penguins clinched their second straight championship with a Game 6 victory over the Nashville Predators.

The 2017 Stanley Cup Final featured two American-born head coaches for the first time ever, and Predators bench boss Peter Laviolette became only the fourth NHL head coach in history to take three different teams to the championship round.

  Sullivan becomes 1st U.S.-born head coach to win Stanley Cup twice © Bruce Bennett / Getty Images Sport / Getty

Sullivan, who hails from Marshfield, Mass., was hired by the Penguins to replace the fired Mike Johnston in December 2015.

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Scotty Bowman has a son named Stanley, and a deep, abiding relationship with the trophy that shares his kid’s name. Bowman has captured 14 Stanley Cups, including nine as a head coach. Nobody’s won more games than the 1,244 regular-season and 223 playoff victories Bowman amassed during a glittering career — and he’s held some […]Scotty Bowman has a son named Stanley, and a deep, abiding relationship with the trophy that shares his kid’s name.

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