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NU's Cronin head to NHL as assistant coach

Northeastern University AD Peter Roby announced that men’s ice hockey head coach Greg Cronin has accepted an offer to coach in the NHL. Cronin was named an assistant coach with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Assistant coach Sebastien Laplante will serve as the interim head coach and will be a candidate for the full-time position.

“I want to thank Greg for the incredible work he has done on behalf of this university and our student-athletes,” Roby said in announcing Cronin’s departure. “Greg has been a tireless worker, both on and off the ice. He has taken our hockey program to new heights. He’s advanced our relationships with alumni and friends of the program. And he’s helped reshape our arena into one of the finest hockey venues in the nation.”

Cronin was named head coach at Northeastern in 2005. In six years, he had a record of 84-104-29 (.461).