The Pittsburgh Penguins have hired Mike Sullivan after firing Mike Johnston and Gary Agnew Saturday morning.
Sullivan was the head coach of the Boston Bruins from 2003-2006 and was serving as the coach of Pittsburgh’s affiliate in the American Hockey League.
Mike Johnston’s time as head coach lasted 18 months.
In his years as head coach for the Bruins, Sullivan went 70-56-15. During the 2014-2015 season, he served as the player development coach for the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks.
The last time Pittsburgh replaced a coach in the middle of the season, Bylsma led the franchise to its third Stanley Cup in 2009.
The Penguins hope Sullivan’s coaching will give the team a needed spark.