The Washington Capitals will have Reid Cashman serving in his assistant coach role through the completion of the 2019-20 playoffs, but not thereafter. Cashman has been hired as the new head coach of the Dartmouth hockey program, which he will join whenever the Capitals season is over.
Cashman, 37, started his coaching career in 2011 at Quinnipiac University, serving as an assistant or associate for five seasons. He then joined the Capitals organization, first as an assistant with the Hershey Bears and then with the Capitals. The former AHL defenseman is an up-and-coming coaching prospect that could find his way back to the NHL eventually.
This isn’t the first assistant coach that has already committed to a new program, as the Toronto Maple Leafs’ Paul McFarland will be heading back to the OHL. The suspended season has changed a lot of plans for staff all across the league and the delayed start to 2020-21 could potentially lead to even more departures.