First year Lake Erie Monsters Head Coach Dean Chynoweth stopped by the studio today to talk about the upcoming 2012-13 season. Coach Chynoweth was a former NHL defensemen, drafted by the New York Islanders at age 19. Dean was traded to the Boston Bruins in 1995, and spent the next three seasons there. Coach spent the last three years as an assistant coach for the team he was drafted by, the Islanders. Coach talked about the Monsters roster, which is coming off of a strong 2011-12 season, just narrowly missing the playoffs. He also talked about hockey in China, his “new teeth” and weighed in on the Browns naming Trent Richardson captain. Coach ended the interview by previewing the first game of the season against the Oklahoma City Barons, and talked briefly about the NHL lockout situation.
SYOSSET, NY - JULY 10: Assistant Coach Dean Chynoweth of the New York Islanders takes part in prospects camp on July 10, 2009 at Iceworks in Syosset, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images