New Washington Capitals head coach Spencer Carbery has only two vacancies to fill on the team’s coaching staff, according to a report.
Assistant coach Scott Allen, as well as goalies coach Scott Murray, are sticking around on Carbery’s first staff in Washington, according to The Athletic’s Tarik El-Bashir. The team previously parted ways with assistants Kevin McCarthy and Blaine Forsythe.
Next up for the #Caps will be fleshing out Carbery’s staff. Scott Allen (PK) and Scott Murray (goalies) are staying. But Carbery, with input from management, still needs to hire assistants to handle the D and run to PP (though Carbery will obviously have a big say in the PP).
— Tarik El-Bashir (@Tarik_ElBashir) May 30, 2023
Allen, 57, was hired by previous head coach Peter Laviolette last summer to manage the team’s penalty kill. He previously spent two seasons working under Carbery when he was the Hershey Bears head coach, before ultimately being promoted to the head job following Carbery’s departure in 2021.
Murray, 45, has been the Capitals’ goaltending coach since the 2017-18 season. He previously spent four years in the same role in Hershey.
Carbery, who guided Toronto’s power play into one of the league’s best since 2021, will likely have a big say in the Capitals power play, according to El-Bashir, but the team will still need to hire assistants to work on both the power play and defense.