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Arniel, 56, is in his fi rst season as an
assistant coach with the Capitals after
spending the past fi ve seasons as an associate
coach with the New York Rangers.
Arniel brings more than 15 years of professional
coaching experience, which includes
serving as head coach for the Columbus
Blue Jackets from 2010-12.
The Kingston, Ont., native compiled
a 218-136-21-21 record in fi ve seasons
as head coach in the American Hockey
League with the Chicago Wolves and the
Manitoba Moose. Arniel guided the Moose
to the Calder Cup Final in 2009 after posting
franchise records with 50 wins and 107 points to fi nish atop the AHL
standings. Arniel captured the Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award that season
as the AHL Coach of the Year.
Arniel also served as an assistant coach with the Buffalo Sabres
(2002-2006) and with the Manitoba Moose (1999-2002).
Prior to joining the coaching ranks, Arniel won two Memorial Cup
Championships with the Cornwall Royals in the QMJHL and won a gold
medal in the 1982 World Junior Championship, Canada’s fi rst-ever gold
medal in the tournament. Arniel appeared in 730 NHL games with the
Winnipeg Jets (1981-86; 1990-91), Buffalo Sabres (1986-90), and Boston
Bruins (1991-92), registering 338 points (149g, 189a) in 11 seasons. Arniel
was originally selected by Winnipeg in the second round, 22nd overall,
in the 1981 Entry Draft.
Arniel and his wife, Lia, have a son, Brendan, and a daughter, Stephanie.
Cashman, 35, is in his fi rst season as
an assistant coach with the Capitals after
spending the past two seasons as an assistant
coach with the Hershey Bears. In
Cashman’s fi rst season behind the bench
in Hershey, the Bears fi nished fourth in the
AHL in shots against, and advanced to the
second round of the Calder Cup Playoffs.
Cashman joined Hershey in 2016 after
a successful tenure at Quinnipiac University.
Cashman coached at his alma mater
for fi ve seasons, the latter two as an associate
head coach, prior to joining the
Bears. At Quinnipiac, he spent four years
as an assistant coach, and two as an associate head coach, helping lead
the program to 129 wins as well as four-consecutive NCAA Tournament
appearances, including two NCAA Frozen Four and Championship Game
appearances. In addition, Quinnipiac won three Cleary Cups for the ECAC
Hockey Regular Season Championship and the program’s fi rst Whitelaw
Cup for the ECAC Hockey Tournament Championship in 2016.
The Minnesota native graduated from Quinnipiac University where he
is the the program’s all-time leader in career assists (125) as well as defenseman
career points (148). Cashman earned All-American recognition
in 2005, 2006 and 2007 after he completed his last two seasons as the
only defenseman ranked in the top-20 in scoring in NCAA Division I men’s
ice hockey. Cashman was named to the ECAC Hockey All-Decade Team
for the period from 2000 through 2009 and was also recognized as one
of the Top 50 players in ECAC Hockey history.
Upon completion of his Quinnipiac career, Cashman signed with the Toronto
Maple Leafs. He played for the AHL’s Toronto Marlies, Wilkes-Barre/
Scranton Penguins and the Milwaukee Admirals. He also played for the Columbia
Inferno, Wheeling Nailers and the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL
before completing his professional career overseas with EHC Black Wings
Linz of the Austrian Erste Bank Ice Hockey League.
Cashman’s hometown is Red Wing, Minnesota. He is joined in Washington
by his wife, Stefanie and his daughter, Maggie.
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