October 25, 2014

Former Badger Osiecki to coach in World Juniors

Former Wisconsin Badger player and coach Mark Osiecki, was named

Mark Osiecki

Mark Osiecki

the coach of Team USA in the 2015 World Junior Championships.

Osiecki was a top defender on Wisconsin’s 1990 NCAA Championship team.  He also served as an assistant coach under Mike Eaves at Wisconsin when the Badgers won the 2006 National title.  His stay in Madison also included the trip to the NCAA Title game in 2006.

Osiecki is currently an assistant coach in the AHL with Rockford.

The World Juniors run Dec. 26 to Jan. 5 in Montreal and Toronto.

Osiecki’s staff will include former Badger teammate Don Granato and former Badgers assistant Kevin Patrick.  Granato is currently with the National Team Development Program while Patrick is an assistant at Vermont.