The Boston Rockets announced the hiring of Graeme Townshend as their 2009 Head Coach. Raised in Toronto, Ontario, Graeme is the first Jamaican-born NHL hockey player in the league’s history playing five seasons in the NHL and almost 700 professional games scoring 227 goals, 208 assists for 435 points. Graeme then went onto coach professionally in the Central Hockey League and the ECHL, including 8 years as the full-time skating and skills coach (one of only 3 league wide at the time) in the NHL with the Toronto Maple Leafs and the San Jose Sharks.
Graeme currently runs ‘Townshend Hockey’; a complete ice hockey training company that trains high performance athletes in all aspects of the game.
“We are thrilled to have someone of Graeme’s playing and teaching background join our our program. We are going to have the luckiest group of 2009’s around because it’s not often kids get exposed to this kind of playing experience. This is all part our mission to prepare kids for Midget, High School, Prep School, or Academy Hockey and I can think of no one better as a role model than Graeme to help us in our mission,” said Dennis Franczak, CEO.
Players Interested in Graeme’s team should contact the Boston Rockets today.