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John Hynes

Born:February 10, 1975Draft:Undrafted
Hometown:Warwick, RI, USPosition:Left Wing
Known For:Shoots:Left
National Team:USA

John Hynes (born February 10, 1975) is an American professional ice hockey coach for the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League (NHL). He previously served as the head coach of the New Jersey Devils.

Years as a NHL coach: 2015-present

John Hynes Nashville Predators
John Hynes, Nashville Predators (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers)

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Coaching History

  • 1996-98 Boston Univ. NCAA Asst. Coach
  • 1998-00 USNTDP Juniors USDP Asst. Coach
  • 1998-00 U.S. National U18 Team NAHL Asst. Coach
  • 1998-00 USA U18 WJC-18 Asst. Coach
  • 2000-01 UMass-Lowell NCAA Asst. Coach
  • 2001-02 USNTDP Juniors USDP Asst. Coach
  • 2002-03 Univ. of Wisconsin NCAA Asst. Coach
  • 2003-09 USNTDP Juniors USDP Head Coach
  • 2009-10 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL Asst. Coach
  • 2010-15 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL Head Coach
  • 2015-20 New Jersey Devils NHL Head Coach
  • 2015-16 USA World Championships Head Coach
  • 2016-17 USA World Cup of Hockey Asst. Coach
  • 2018-19 USA World Championships Head Coach
  • 2019-present Nashville Predators Head Coach


  • 2001-02 U18 WJC Gold Medal
  • 2003-04 U18 WJC Silver Medal
  • 2003-04 U20 WJC Gold Medal
  • 2005-06 U18 WJC Gold Medal
  • 2007-08 U18 WJC Bronze Medal
  • 2010-11 AHL All-Star Game
  • 2010-11 AHL Coach of the Year (Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award)