Capitals Will Not Renew Contracts of Hershey’s Troy Mann and Ryan Murphy

Posted April 25, 2018

After a historically bad season, the Washington Capitals announced that the contracts of Hershey’s head coach Troy Mann and assistant Ryan Murphy would not be renewed.

Hershey finished last in the AHL’s Atlantic Division this season going 30-37-4-5 (Wins-losses-overtime losses-shootout losses) for 69 points. Mann, 48, spent four seasons as Hershey’s head coach, compiling a 162-102-22-18 record. He led the Bears to a pair of division titles, and a trip to the 2016 Calder Cup Finals.

Many key players that played in Hershey last year where either in Washington or elsewhere, such as Christian DjoosChandler StephensonMadison Bowey and Paul CareyChris Bourque also missed some time as he represented Team USA at the Winter Olympics this year.

“Troy is a dedicated and hard-working coach and we appreciate all he has done for the Hershey Bears,” said MacLellan via a press release. “At this point, we feel a fresh approach and a change in leadership is needed in order for us to continue to develop our young players towards the next level and for success at the AHL level. We also want to thank Ryan for his contributions to the Hershey Bears and wish him all the best.”