Some familiar faces will join Team USA head coach John Tortorella on his coaching staff at next September's World Cup of Hockey with a couple of fresh faces added to the mix.
Tortorella's staff was announced Friday morning and it includes longtime coaching pal Mike Sullivan, who coached alongside Tortorella with the Lightning, Rangers and Canucks.
Sullivan was named head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins' American Hockey League affiliate before this season began and replaced Mike Johnston behind the Penguins bench when Johnston was fired in mid-December.
Tortorella, currently the head coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets, also tabbed Scott Gordon for his staff. The two worked together on the U.S. Olympic coaching staff under head coach Ron Wilson in 2010 in Vancouver when Team USA lost to Canada in the gold-medal game on Sidney Crosby's overtime winner.
"Couldn't be more honored to have a chance to represent our country alongside this management team and this group of men that have deservingly been appointed to our coaching staff," Tortorella said. "We compete against each other most nights. Thrilled to partner with them."
Gordon, the former head coach of the New York Islanders and an assistant in Toronto with the Maple Leafs, was hired this season as the head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers' AHL affiliate. Current Islanders coach Jack Capuano, the man who replaced Gordon during the 2010-11 season, was also named to the U.S. World Cup of Hockey staff.
First-year NHL head coach John Hynes who has helped the Devils to a surprising first-half after spending the last five seasons as head coach of the Penguins' AHL affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton was also named to Tortorella's staff.
And finally recent Hall of Fame inductee Phil Housley will also be part of the staff. Housley is currently an assistant coach to Peter Laviolette in Nashville and has international experience as a head coach of the World Junior squad in 2013 capturing a gold medal at that tournament. Housley also worked as an assistant with the American entry in the World Championships in 2011, 2013 and 2014.
The World Cup of Hockey is an eight-team best-on-best tournament that will begin Sept. 17 and run as late as Oct. 1 in Toronto.
ESPN's Joe McDonald contributed to this report.