We all know Rick Bennett as the head coach who has had more success in less than two seasons than most previous Union coaches had over several years.
|Bennett as a Ranger|
A third round draft choice of the old Minnesota North Stars in 1986, Bennett would eventually get traded to the New York Rangers and ended up playing 15 games in the NHL during parts of three seasons. His playing days ended after the 1998-1999 season and he played in over 600 minor league games. Prior to arriving at Union, Bennett was an assistant coach at Providence from 2000-2005.
On Tuesday, I chatted with Mike McShane, Bennett's coach for the length of his playing career at Providence. Now the head coach at Division III power Norwich, McShane recalls recruiting Bennett, if he thought Bennett would end up coaching, why his pro career may have been hindered, memorable games, and more.
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