Mike Sullivan named US men’s hockey coach for 2022 Olympics

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FILE - Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan disagrees with a penalty called during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils in Pittsburgh, in this Saturday, April 24, 2021, file photo. Mike Sullivan has been named U.S. men’s hockey coach for the 2022 Olympics in Beijing. Sullivan will be behind the bench if the NHL participates. No deal is currently in place. Sullivan coached the Penguins to back-to-back Stanley Cup titles in 2016 and 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

FILE – Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan disagrees with a penalty called during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils in Pittsburgh, in this Saturday, April 24, 2021, file photo. Mike Sullivan has been named U.S. men’s hockey coach for the 2022 Olympics in Beijing. Sullivan will be behind the bench if the NHL participates. No deal is currently in place. Sullivan coached the Penguins to back-to-back Stanley Cup titles in 2016 and 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Mike Sullivan of the Pittsburgh Penguins has been named U.S. men’s hockey coach for the 2022 Olympics in Beijing. Sullivan will be behind the bench if the NHL participates.

There is not a deal currently in place to send NHL players to the Olympics.

Negotiations are ongoing.

Sullivan coached the Penguins to back-to-back Stanley Cup titles in 2016 and 2017. USA Hockey expects to name his assistants later this summer.

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