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Born February 4, 1969 (1969-02-04) (age 40),
Medford, Massachusetts
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Right wing
Shoots Left
Pro clubs Toronto Maple Leafs
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
New York Islanders
Washington Capitals
Philadelphia Flyers
Ntl. team  United States
NHL Draft 71st overall, 1987
Toronto Maple Leafs
Career 1990 – 2003

Joseph Sacco (born February 4, 1969 in Medford, Massachusetts) is a retired National Hockey League player and current head coach of the NHL's Colorado Avalanche. His younger brother David Sacco also played in the NHL.

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Career

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Playing career

Drafted in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs, Sacco played for Boston University before joining the Leafs. Sacco also played for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, New York Islanders, Washington Capitals, and Philadelphia Flyers. In 738 NHL games, he had 94 goals and 119 assists.

Coaching career

In the 2005–06 season, two years into retirement from playing, Sacco was hired as an assistant coach for the Lowell Lock Monsters, affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche. On May 7, 2007, after two years as an assistant, Sacco was named head coach of the Colorado Avalanche's new AHL franchise, the Lake Erie Monsters.[1] Sacco then led the Monsters for the next two seasons and whilst recording somewhat unimpressive season's numbers with limited resources was credited with helping development of younger players to the NHL.[2]

On June 4, 2009, a day after Avalanche head coach Tony Granato was fired, Sacco was promoted and unveiled as the new head coach of the Colorado Avalanche for the 2009–10 season.[3]

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1987–88 Boston University HE 34 14 22 36 38
1988–89 Boston University HE 33 21 19 40 66
1989–90 Boston University HE 44 28 24 52 70
1990–91 Newmarket Saints AHL 49 18 17 35 24
1990–91 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 20 0 5 5 2
1991–92 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 17 7 4 11 4
1991–92 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 1 1 1 2 0
1992–93 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 37 14 16 30 45 7 6 4 10 2
1992–93 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 23 4 4 8 8
1993–94 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 84 19 18 37 61
1994–95 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 41 10 8 18 23
1995–96 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 76 13 14 27 40
1996–97 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 77 12 17 29 35 11 2 0 2 2
1997–98 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 55 8 11 19 24
1997–98 New York Islanders NHL 25 3 3 6 10
1998–99 New York Islanders NHL 73 3 0 3 45
1999–00 Washington Capitals NHL 79 7 16 23 50 5 0 0 0 4
2000–01 Washington Capitals NHL 69 7 7 14 48 6 0 0 0 2
2001–02 Washington Capitals NHL 65 0 7 7 51
2002–03 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 6 4 3 7 4
2002–03 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 34 1 5 6 20 4 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 738 94 119 213 421 26 2 0 2 8

Coaching record

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L OTL Pts Division rank Result
LEM 2007–08 80 26 41 13 65 6th in North Did not qualify
LEM 2008–09 80 34 38 8 76 6th in North Did not qualify
AHL total 160 60 79 21

See also

References

  1. ^ "Spotlight turns to new Avs coach Sacco". denverpost.com. 2009-06-05. http://www.denverpost.com/avalanche/ci_12524372. Retrieved 2009-06-06.  
  2. ^ "Former players praise Avs' choice for coach". denverpost.com. 2009-06-05. http://www.denverpost.com/avalanche/ci_12523849. Retrieved 2009-06-06.  
  3. ^ "Avs hire Sacco as head coach". www.denverpost.com. 2009-06-04. http://www.denverpost.com/ci_12519305. Retrieved 2009-06-04.  

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Preceded by
Tony Granato
Colorado Avalanche head coach
2009–present
Incumbent

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