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Mike Sullivan

Born:February 27, 1968Draft:1987 Rangers, 69th overall
Hometown:Marshfield, MA, USAPosition:Centre
Known For:2x Stanley Cup ChampionShoots:Left
National Team:USA

Michael Barry Sullivan (born February 27, 1968) is an American ice hockey coach and former player. He is the current head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was a fourth round selection, 69th overall, by the New York Rangers at the 1987 NHL Entry Draft and played 11 NHL seasons with the San Jose Sharks, Calgary Flames, Boston Bruins and Phoenix Coyotes. Internationally, he represented the United States twice, including at the 1997 World Championship.

Sullivan turned to coaching upon his retirement in 2002 and served two seasons as the head coach of the Boston Bruins between 2003 and 2005. He has formerly been an assistant coach with the Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Rangers, and Vancouver Canucks, and subsequently served in the department of player development with the Chicago Blackhawks for one year. After serving as head coach of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, he took over as head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins in December 2015, and led the team to back-to-back Stanley Cup championships.

Years as NHL player: 1990-02

Years as a NHL coach: 2003-present

Mike Sullivan
Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Mike Sullivan Statistics

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded ToTraded For
Jun. 21, 1997 Seventh-Round Pick 1997
(Brad DeFauw)
Third-Round Pick 1998
Jun. 30, 1998Seventh-Round Pick 1999

Deeper Dive

Coaching History

  • 2002-03 Providence Bruins AHL Head Coach
  • 2002-03 Boston Bruins NHL Asst. Coach
  • 2003-06 Boston Bruins NHL Head Coach
  • 2005-06 USA Olympics Asst. Coach
  • 2006-07 USA World Championships Head Coach
  • 2007-09 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Asst. Coach
  • 2007-08 USA World Championships Asst. Coach
  • 2009-13 New York Rangers NHL Asst. Coach
  • 2013-14 Vancouver Canucks NHL Asst. Coach
  • 2014-15 Chicago Blackhawks NHL Development Coach
  • 2014-15 USA U20 World Junior Championships Scout
  • 2015-16 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL Head Coach
  • 2016-17 USA World Cup of Hockey Asst. Coach
  • 2015-present Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Head Coach