It was announced today that first-year Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins head coach John Hynes has been named "AHL Coach of the Year".
The award is given to the AHL’s most outstanding coach for the 2010-11 season, as voted by coaches and members of the media in each of the league’s 30 cities.
As chosen by now current Pittsburgh Penguins assistant coach Todd Reirden, Hynes has already led the Penguins to the Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy (best regular season in AHL), with a record of 56-20-0-1 .
With still three games remaining and multiple injuries to three of their go-to scorers (Dustin Jeffrey, Eric Tangradi, Nick Johnson), the Baby Pens have already set the franchise record in wins.
What a coach.