Behind every NHL coach, there is an AHL coach.
And for New Jersey Devils head coach John Hynes, that counterpart is Mark Dennehy – head coach of the Binghamton Devils.
Dennehy is about to enter his second season with Binghamton, although he has only been with the organization for 11 months. The 51-year-old coach was hired on August 1, 2018, missing out on last years Development Camp. This year, Dennehy is at the helm, helping implement the New Jersey Devil way to the team’s prospects.
“As a coach your main job is to set a standard and part me of getting this job was understanding what a great job Hynsey has done of importing a culture here,” Dennehy said exclusively to NewJerseyDevils.com. “There is a culture here that exists and so I’ve got the blueprint, now it’s just a matter of really trying to get it established in Binghamton. My job is ‘here is this culture’ and ‘these are the expectations, this is the standard in New Jersey’ so we’re going to bring that.