via Quinnipiac Athletics:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Former Quinnipiac men's ice hockey player and associate head coach Reid Cashman '07 has been named an assistant coach with the National Hockey League's (NHL) Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals.
With his hiring, Cashman becomes the first former Quinnipiac coach to become a coach in the NHL He spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach with the Capitals' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, Hershey Bears.
Cashman joined the Bears in 2016 following Quinnipiac's run to the national championship game. In his time as an assistant and associate head coach at Quinnipiac, Cashman guided the Bobcats to two national championship appearances in 2013 and 2016.
He helped guide Quinnipiac to 129 wins during his time in Hamden where the Bobcats won three Cleary Cups for the ECAC Hockey Regular Season Championship and one Whitelaw Cup for the ECAC Hockey Tournament Championship in 2016.
He worked primarily with the defense while at Quinnipiac, which never allowed more than 2.45 goals per game in his time. In his second season at Quinnipiac, the defense led the nation allowing just 1.67 goals per game. By his final season in 2015-16, Quinnipiac defensemen scored 32 goals to lead the nation while they ranked third with 122 total points.
A 2007 graduate of Quinnipiac, Cashman was a three-time All-American from 2005-07 and was the only defenseman ranked in the top 20 in scoring over his final two seasons. He wrapped up his career as Quinnipiac's all-time leader with 125 assists and points by a defenseman with 148. He also ranks eighth overall in program history in points.
Following his Quinnipiac playing career, Cashman signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs and spent parts of two seasons with the Toronto Marlies, the Maple Leafs AHL Affiliate. He also played for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and Milwaukee Admirals in the AHL, as well as the Columbia Inferno, Wheeling Nailers and Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL. Cashman concluded his career with EHC Linz of the EBEL in Europe.
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To read the release from the Washington Capitals, click HERE.