Todd Reirden
Born June 25, 1971 (1971-06-25) (age 39),

Deerfield, IL, USA



6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)

215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)

Position Defense
Shot Left

Todd Reirden (born June 25, 1971 in Deerfield, Illinois) is a retired American ice hockey player and currently an Assistant Coach with the NHL Pittsburgh Penguins. Before that he was Head Coach of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League. Reirden played in the NHL with the Edmonton Oilers, St. Louis Blues, Atlanta Thrashers, and Phoenix Coyotes.

Reirden was drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the 12th round, 242nd overall in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft. Upon being drafted Reirden went to Bowling Green State University where he played for 4 years. From there he played in the ECHL and IHL for a number of years before finally getting the call up to the NHL with the Edmonton Oilers for part of the 1998–1999 season. Following his brief stint with the Oilers Reirden signed as a free agent with the St. Louis Blues and had his most successful season in the NHL for the 1999–2000 season, scoring 25 points. The following year Reirden was hurt for most of the year and played only 38 games with the Blues. Reirden then played the 2001–2002 season with the Atlanta Thrashers. He played his last tour in the NHL with the Phoenix Coyotes during the 2003–2004 season, playing in 7 games. Reirden also played for the DEG Metro Stars of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga in Germany and then played with Graz EC in the Austrian Hockey League.

Reirden spent the 2007-2008 season as an assistant coach for the Bowling Green State University Falcons men's hockey team.[1]

On July 31, 2010 Reirden was named Assistant Coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins joining other Assistant Coach Tony Granato. He replaces Mike Yeo who left the organization to become the Head Coach of the AHL Houston Aeros.

Career NHL StatisticsEdit

Regular season
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM
1998–1999 Edmonton Oliers NHL 17 2 3 5 20
1999–2000 St. Louis Blues NHL 56 4 21 25 32
2000–2001 St. Louis Blues NHL 38 2 4 6 43
2001–2002 Atlanta Trashers NHL 65 3 5 8 82
2003–2004 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 7 0 2 2 4
5 Years Totals NHL 183 11 56 46 181

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