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Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Northeastern hires Madigan as men's hockey coach

By ESPNBoston.com

Northeastern alumnus Jim Madigan has been named the school’s men’s ice hockey head coach, Director of Athletics Peter Roby announced Tuesday. Madigan played for the Huskies from 1981 to 1985 and was an assistant coach at the university from 1986 to 1993. He has served as a scout for the New York Islanders and Pittsburgh Penguins since 1993, winning a Stanley Cup in 2009.

Madigan will be formally introduced as Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at Matthews Arena. The press conference will be streamed live on GoNU.com.

“It’s a true honor to be named head coach at Northeastern,” said Madigan. “I have tremendous passion for this university and for this program. Northeastern is a world-class institution and Boston is a world-class city. I’m thrilled to be back where it all started for me—Matthews Arena.”

“The expectations I have for our program are high. We will continue to build on the momentum established by Greg Cronin and his staff, and we will compete at the highest level, both in Hockey East and nationally.”

“Today begins a new and exciting era of Northeastern hockey, an era that accelerates our progress and builds on our recent success,” Roby said.” Jim played a prominent role in one of our program’s most illustrious decades. More importantly, though, Jim has shown a great ability to identify talent and is committed to developing players on the ice, in the classroom and in the community. His energy and enthusiasm, along with his commitment to Northeastern values, made him the obvious choice.”