The Capitals said Cashman will remain in his role with the team for the remainder of the 2019-20 season, which is technically still up in the air due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The NHL released its return-to-play plan but did not attach starting dates.
Cashman, 37, played defenseman at Quinnipiac and then in the minor leagues from 2007 to 2011.
He has served as Todd Reirden’s assistant coach for defense ever since Reirden, himself a former defensive coach, assumed the head coaching role from Barry Trotz in 2018. Before that, Cashman was an assistant coach for the Capitals‘ minor-league affiliate, the Hershey Bears.
“The Washington Capitals congratulate Reid Cashman on being named the head coach of Dartmouth College men’s hockey team,” the Capitals said in a statement. “We appreciate his tireless work ethic and contributions to the organization over the past four seasons, both with the Capitals and the Hershey Bears, working with the organization’s defensemen.”
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