Former Northeastern star joins Yale hockey staff

Yale Bulldogs

Jason Guerriero, the only Northeastern University player to lead Hockey East in scoring, has been named as an assistant coach for the Yale men’s hockey team. He comes to the Bulldogs after spending the last two seasons coaching at Holy Cross.

Guerriero, who captained the Huskies and was a first-team All-America forward in 2004-05, coached the Crusader forwards and penalty-kill unit the last two years while recruiting, working with video and other aspects of team operations.

The 2005 Northeastern graduate (sociology) hit the net 49 times and had 147 collegiate points, including a career-high 17 goals and 48 points as a senior. In addition to the All-America honors, he was first team All-Hockey East, Northeastern’s Male Athlete of the Year and Rookie of the Year and Hockey East’s Len Ceglarski Sportsmanship Award winner. Guerriero also earned a spot on the Hockey East 25th Anniversary All-Northeastern team and was a New England Hockey All-Star and a Walter Brown Award runner-up.

Guerriero had a six-year professional hockey career, including two seasons (137 gp, 23-52-75) with the AHL Milwaukee Admirals, where he was assistant captain in 2007-2008. He also attended training camps with the New York Islanders and the Nashville Predators.

The Yale assistant coach also played outside the U.S., including stints in Finland, Austria, Switzerland, Germany and Denmark. He led the 2010-11 Sonderjyske Hockey Club (Denmark) in scoring and was named the player of the month three times.

Guerriero’s other coaching experience has been with the Massachusetts Satellite Hockey Training Program and Power Hockey.

Guerriero and his wife, Dr. Jennifer Guerriero, have a daughter, Gabriella.

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