Todd Krygier has been named an assistant coach with the Western Michigan hockey program, it was officially announced Thursday by head coach Andy Murray.
Krygier replaces Ben Barr, who left to take a similar position at the University of Massachusetts. Krygier, a UConn alum, had been the head coach of the USHL's Muskegon Lumberjacks the past three seasons. He had previously been a head coach at the high school level.
The Chicago, Ill. native played 543 games in the NHL, mostly with the Washington Capitals. Krygier, a first round pick of the Hartford Whalers in the 1986 NHL Draft, racked up 200 points in 101 career games in a UConn uniform.