Former Penguins defenseman Rob Scuderi takes coaching job |

Former Penguins defenseman Rob Scuderi takes coaching job

Jonathan Bombulie
Staff | Tribune-Review
Rob Scuderi, left, of the Pittsburgh Penguins, and Phil Bourque, Director of the Penguins Hockey Development Camp, give a pep talk to the Mights and Squirts, campers ages 5 to 10, during the Penguins Hockey Development Camp on Friday, August 15, 2014.

Former Penguins defenseman Rob Scuderi is getting into coaching.

Scuderi, who retired in 2017, will be the defense development coach for the Nashville Predators, the team announced Tuesday.

Scuderi, 40, played parts of eight seasons with the Penguins from 2003-15 and was a cornerstone of the 2009 Stanley Cup championship defense.

“I was fortunate enough to play in the NHL for a long time, and now that my playing career is over, I am looking forward to this opportunity to help young professionals make decisions that will positively affect their careers,” Scuderi said in a release. “As someone who did not immediately jump into a roster spot in the NHL, player development is an area I can relate to players in, and it’s an opportunity I will be fully invested in. The reputation the Predators have speaks for itself, and I’m honored to be joining this organization.”

Scuderi spent four seasons in the AHL before establishing himself as an NHL regular. He is second on Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s all-time games played list with 305.

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Jonathan Bombulie is a Tribune-Review assistant sports editor. You can contact Jonathan by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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