Ty Hennes ’98 is the guy according to this week’s NHL.com article by Josh Getzoff.
Upon graduating from Deerfield, Ty played in the United States Hockey League for the Omaha Lancers before beginning his college career at Boston College for Hall Famer Coach Jerry York. During his four-year career with the Eagles, Ty won a national championship and was a team captain. Following his collegiate career, Ty signed with the Detroit Red Wings. While playing professional hockey in the Central Hockey League, Ty attended the Parker College of Chiropractic Medicine in Dallas, TX and earned his doctorate in 2011. Later joining USA Hockey from 2013-2015 as a regional manager with the Amateur Development Model which led him to an opportunity with the Pittsburg Penguins organization in 2015.
Currently, Ty is the Skating and Skills Development Coach for the Pittsburg Penguins organization. In his role, he is responsible for supporting players during their rehabilitation assignments after an injury.
To quote Ty, “If you can be a part of the game of hockey and make a living with it at the same time, you are one of the luckiest people on earth.”
Good luck to Ty and the Pittsburg Penguins as they are currently ranked fifth in the Eastern Conference NHL standings with the Stanley Cup Playoffs set to begin next month.