Cunneyworth, Nelson picked as Thrashers' assistant coaches

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Thrashers have named former Rochester
Americans head coach Randy Cunneyworth and former Chicago Wolves
assistant Todd Nelson as assistants under new head coach John

General manager Don Waddell said Thursday that assistant coach
Steve Weeks and video coach Tony Borgford will remain with the team
in their current jobs.

The 47-year-old Cunneyworth, who spent 16 seasons playing in the
NHL, just finished his eighth season at the helm in Rochester,
where he had a 306-267-67 record.

The 39-year-old Nelson spent the past two seasons under Anderson
with the Wolves, who won the 2008 Calder Cup. Nelson played 12
seasons of professional hockey, including stints with the
Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals.