Rick Tocchet reportedly among finalists for Kraken HC job
Rick Tocchet is a finalist for the Kraken job. Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Rick Tocchet reportedly among finalists for Kraken head-coaching job

The Seattle Kraken reportedly have their eyes on Rick Tocchet. 

The former Arizona Coyotes head coach is a finalist to become Seattle's first-ever bench boss, according to Sportnet's Elliotte Friedman

It was reported last month that Tocchet had interviews lined up for the Kraken and New York Rangers, who ended up hiring Gerard Gallant as their next head coach earlier this week. 

Tocchet and the Coyotes parted ways last month after four seasons. The 57-year-old compiled a 125-131-34 record in Arizona, qualifying for the playoffs just once during his tenure. 

Tocchet won back-to-back championships as an assistant coach with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2016 and 2017. He was also head coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning from 2008-10. 

The Ontario native had an 18-year NHL career before he became a coach. He tallied 440 goals and 512 assists in 1,144 games with the Coyotes, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Los Angeles Kings, Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals. He won the Stanley Cup as a player with the Penguins in 1992. 

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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