ASSOCIATE COACH, ROCKFORD (AHL)
Mark Osiecki is in his second season with the Rockford IceHogs and his first as Associate Coach; he was appointed to the position of Assistant Coach on July 9, 2013.
Osiecki most recently served as Head Coach at The Ohio State University from 2010 to 2013, where he posted a 46-50-16 record. Prior to joining OSU, Osiecki spent six seasons as an Assistant Coach at the University of Wisconsin (2004-10), seven seasons as Head Coach and General Manager of the United States Hockey League’s Green Bay Gamblers (1997-04) and one season as an Assistant Coach at the University of North Dakota (1996-97).
The Burnville, Minn., native has also held various coaching titles with USA Hockey, including with the 2010, 2011 and 2013 World Junior Championship squads, earning two gold medals (2010, 2013) and one bronze medal (2011). Osiecki will serve as Head Coach of Team USA for the 2015 World Junior Championship.
Osiecki appeared in 93 career National Hockey League games with Calgary, Ottawa, Winnipeg and Minnesota from 1991 to 1993. He also spent parts of five seasons with Salt Lake, Kalamazoo, Detroit and Minnesota of the International Hockey League (1990-95). Osiecki represented the United States at the 1992 World Championship, appearing in six games during the tournament.