Dan Muse, who was an assistant to Peter Laviolette for three seasons in Nashville, will join the Rangers as an assistant coach. (NY Post).
In his role with the Predators, Muse coached the Predators PK and “primarily” worked with the forwards. (USA Hockey)
When he was hired by the Predators, GM David Poile said “Dan is an up-and-coming coach that has proven to be a winner at multiple levels. He has a successful track record working with young players and we welcome his fresh perspective in the 2017-18 season and beyond.” (Preds)
Laviolette said “Dan comes to us as a successful young coach that brings great energy and passion to the game. He has worked his way up through the coaching ranks, first winning an NCAA title at Yale in 2013, and then taking a Chicago team that had missed the playoffs eight straight seasons and turned them into the Clark Cup champions in just two seasons. We are excited to welcome him to the organization and look forward to his contributions to the coaching staff.” (Preds)
In their announcement for Muse, the Predators noted that he would “work closely with Predators forwards and run the penalty kill.” Kevin McCarthy oversaw the PP and the defense.
Muse, 40, has coached the US National Under 18 team for the past three seasons and coached Team USA to a Gold Medal at the Under 18 World Championship in April.
Muse was an assistant coach at Yale for six seasons, helping them win the National Championship in 2013, before taking over Chicago in the USHL and winning the Clark Cup in 2017.