Tyler Walsh named U17 assistant coach with USNTDP

USA players celebrate Gold Medal at the 2013 World Junior Championship. - Richard Wolowicz Getty Images

Former Maine student-assistant and Canisius Director of Hockey Operations Tyler Walsh has been named an assistant coach with the US National Team Development Program U-17 Team. He will work under head coach Don Granato in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Walsh was a student-assistant and video coordinator while with the Black Bears as an undergrad from 2010-2013. He worked under the tutelage of head coach Tim Whitehead. More recently, he spent the 2013-14 at Canisius under head coach Dave Smith. The Golden Griffins advanced to the Atlantic Hockey Association championship game.

Walsh is the grandson of Hockey Hall of Famer and former Michigan State bench boss Ron Mason and the son of the late great Maine head coach Shawn Walsh. His younger brother Travis is a junior defenseman for Tom Anastos' Spartans.

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Jeff Cox covers college, junior and high school hockey, NCAA recruiting and NHL Draft prospects. Follow him on twitter @JeffCoxSports.

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