Tim Army
Born (1963-04-26)April 26, 1963,
Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
174 lb (79 kg; 12 st 6 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Right
Pro clubs Maine Mariners
NHL Draft 171st overall, 1981
Colorado Rockies
Playing career 1985–1987
Biographical details
Alma mater Providence College
Playing career
1981–1985 Providence
1985–1986 Maine Mariners
1986–1987 Peliitat Heinola
1986–1987 HC Fribourg-Gottéron
Position(s) Right Wing
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1987–1993 Providence (Assistant)
1991 Team USA (Assistant)
1993 Team USA (Assistant)
1993–1997 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (Assistant)
1994 Team USA (Assistant)
1995–1996 Team USA
1996 Team USA (Assistant)
1997–2002 Washington Capitals (Assistant)
2002–2005 Portland Pirates
2004 Team USA (Assistant)
2005 Team USA
2005–2011 Providence
2011–2017 Colorado Avalanche (Assistant)
2013 Team USA (Assistant)
2017–2018 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (Assistant)
2018–present Iowa Wild
Head coaching record
Overall 66–116–28 (.381) [college]

Tim Army (born April 26, 1963) is an American former professional ice hockey player. In 2018, he became the head coach with the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL). Army was selected by the Colorado Rockies in the 9th round (171st overall) of the 1981 NHL Entry Draft.

Army played four seasons at Providence College with the Providence Friars, where during the 1984–85 season he was rewarded for his outstanding play when he was named to the NCAA (East) First All-American Team and was selected as a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award.[1]

Coaching career[edit | edit source]

Army played just two professional seasons before retiring due to injury. He returned to the Friars in serving as an assistant coach from 1988 to 1993, before accepting a NHL assistant coaching role with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim from 1993 to 1997. After five seasons with the Washington Capitals as an assistant, Army secured his first head coach role with the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League (AHL) in 2002.

In 2005, Army left the Pirates to take up the head coaching role with Providence College. Army directed the Friars program for six seasons before he returned to the NHL with the Colorado Avalanche as a video coach for the 2011–12 season. He was elevated to an assistant coach for the following season under Joe Sacco. He continued in an assistant coach role over the next five seasons under Sacco, Patrick Roy and Jared Bednar before his release from the club following the 2016–17 season.[2]

Army then became an assistant coach for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, the AHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2017–18 season.[3] After one season, he was hired as the head coach of the Iowa Wild, the AHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild, for the 2018–19 season.[4]

Army has served as an assistant coach for the United States men's national ice hockey team at the 1994 and 1996 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships, and at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey, and also the 2012 World Cup of Hockey

Head coaching record[edit | edit source]

College[edit | edit source]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Providence Friars (Hockey East) (2005–2011)
2005–06 Providence 17–16–3 14–10–3 5th Hockey East Quarterfinals
2006–07 Providence 10–23–3 9–15–3 8th Hockey East Quarterfinals
2007–08 Providence 14–17–5 11–11–5 5th Hockey East Quarterfinals
2008–09 Providence 7–22–5 4–18–5 t-9th
2009–10 Providence 10–20–4 5–18–4 10th
2010–11 Providence 8–18–8 4–16–7 9th
Providence: 66–116–28 47–88–27
Total: 66–116–28

      National Champion         Conference Regular Season Champion         Conference Tournament Champion
      Conference Regular Season & Conference Tournament Champion       Conference Division Champion

Awards and honors[edit | edit source]

Award Year
All-Hockey East First Team 1984–85 [5]
AHCA West First-Team All-American 1984–85 [6]
Hobey Baker Award Finalist 1984–85 [7]

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
'Award created'
Hockey East Scoring Champion
1984–85
Succeeded by
Scott Harlow


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