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Granato to coach US Olympic hockey team

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PLYMOUTH, Mich. (AP) — University of Wisconsin head hockey  coach Tony Granato will coach the U.S. men's hockey team at the 2018 Olympics, the first Winter Games without NHL players since 1994.

Detroit Red Wings executive Chris Chelios, Yale coach Keith Allain, Boston University assistant Scott Young and former Buffalo Sabres coach Ron Rolston will make up Granato's staff.

As a player, Granato played on the 1988 Olympic team in Calgary that finished eighth. Granato was second on the team in scoring with one goal and seven assists.

USA Hockey announced the appointments at a news conference Friday, Aug. 4, 2017.

Granato was an assistant under Dan Bylsma at the 2014 Olympics. The former NHL forward coached the Colorado Avalanche for parts of three seasons and has been an assistant with Colorado, Pittsburgh and Detroit. 

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