PR Wire Report
HAMDEN, Conn. – Quinnipiac has hired former All-American player Reid Cashman as an assistant coach for the 2011-12 season. Cashman recently completed a five-year professional career that most recently saw him playing in Austria’s professional league.
"Reid was a special player, both on and off the ice, in his four years at Quinnipiac,” head coach Rand Pecknold (Bedford, N.H.) said. “His work ethic and competitiveness will translate into success as a coach. He has had the good fortune of playing for some great pro coaches, including NHL Coach of the Year Dan Byslma. Reid's hockey knowledge and his ability to communicate will make him a welcome addition to our program."
Cashman was recently named as one of the top 50 players in ECAC Hockey history, as announced by the league during the 2010-11 season.
A native of Red Wing, Minn., he first earned All-America honors in 2004-05 when the Bobcats were members of Atlantic Hockey. Cashman went on to earn consecutive ECAC Hockey first-team and All-American honors when he finished as the league's top-scoring defenseman in 2006 and 2007, and was the only defenseman in the top 20 in scoring in the nation in both years.
In 2007, he captained a Quinnipiac team that played for the ECAC Hockey championship in just its second year in the league.
The school record-holder in career assists with 125, he also holds the single-season defenseman records in assists with 35 in 2006-07 and 45 in 2004-05. The all-time leading scorer amongst defenseman, his 148 career points rank eighth overall.
Upon completion of his Quinnipiac career, Cashman signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs, playing seven games that season with Toronto's top affiliate, the Toronto Marlies of the AHL. Cashman enjoyed two stints with the Marlies, while also suiting up for the AHL's Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and the Milwaukee Admirals.