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|1978 NHL DRAFT PICK|
Selected in ninth round
No. 154 overall by Montreal Canadiens
December 28, 1958
Height: 5-10 Weight: 165
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Birthplace: International Falls, Minnesota (USA)
International Falls, Minnesota
Int'l Falls||Minn. H.S.
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
Minnesota H.S. All-State First Team: 1975-76, 1976-77 (Int. Falls)
International Falls (Minn.) High School.
|Never played in NHL.|
AWARDS AND HONORS
Coaching Career: Named San Jose head coach on June 16, 1993, and
remained in position until Dec. 2, 1995. ... Named Calgary assistant
coach on Aug. 21, 1996, and remained in position until June 12, 1997. ...
Named Pittsburgh head coach on June 12, 1997, and remained in position until
Dec. 9, 1999. ... Named New Jersey head coach on Jan. 28, 2002, and remained
in position until June 13, 2002.
Miscellaneous: Attended Montreal's 1980 tryout camp, but failed to earn
an invitation to the team's main training camp. ... Was NHL's youngest head coach
(age 34) at start of 1993-94 season. ... Was runner-up for 1993-94 Jack Adams
Award. ... Finished third in 1993-94 Hockey News NHL Coach of the Year
voting. ... Finished second in 1997-98 Sporting News NHL Coach of the
|Post-Draft Teams: RPI (ECAC)|
World Junior Championships: 1989 (fifth place) (as asst. coach), 1990
(seventh) (as asst. coach), 1991 (fourth) (as head coach)
AWARDS AND HONORS
IHL Turner Cup: 1992 (Kansas City)
USA Hockey Junior A Championship: 1988 (Rochester)
IHL Commissioners' Trophy (Coach of Year): 1991-92 (K.C.)
USA Hockey Distinguished Achievement (Coach) Award: 1994
1987-88: Coached USHL regular-season co-champion (Rochester).
1991-92: Coached IHL regular-season champion (Kansas City).
Coaching Career: Served as Reno-Squaw Valley (U.S. Jr. C) head coach
from 1983-83 season through 1984-85 season. ... Named North Iowa (USHL) head coach prior to 1985-86
season and remained in that position through 1985-86 season. ... Named
Northwood Prep (N.Y. H.S.) junior varsity coach prior to 1986-87 season and
remained in that position through 1986-87 season. ... Named Rochester (USHL)
head coach prior to 1987-88 season and remained in that position through
1987-88 season. ... Named Kalamazoo (IHL) assistant coach prior to 1988-89
season and remained in that position through 1990-91 season. ... Named Kansas
City (IHL) head coach prior to 1991-92 season and remained in that position
until June 16, 1993.
Management Career: Named Pittsburgh (NAHL) general manager prior to
inaugural 2001-02 season and held position until Jan. 28, 2002.
Education: Attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and University of
Nevada at Reno. Left RPI after his junior year and completed his bachelor's
degree at Nevada-Reno.
Miscellaneous: Worked as a carpenter in Reno, Nevada, after his
retirement before going into coaching. ... Coached Kansas City (IHL) to best record in all of pro
hockey (56-22-4) in 1991-92. ... Worked as coach at 1992 U.S. Olympic
Festival. ... Founded Island Summer Hockey Camps in Pittsburgh and ran
numerous hockey camps and clinics throughout the United States.
Personal: Full name is Kevin Lars Constantine.
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