John Wroblewski, 41 years old, has left the Los Angeles Kings organization in order to assume the role of coach for U.S. national women’s hockey team

After recent success with the men's development program, John Wroblewski has been named head coach for the U.S. women's hockey team.

Wroblewski's current hiring is limited to the coaching of the American women at the August world championships held in Denmark. Joel Johnson will be retiring after a year to make way for him to coach the University of St. Thomas women’s program.

Wroblewski will take over an American team in transition. The U.S. lost to Canada in the Beijing Winter Games in February, and at the August world championships. The Americans failed to match the Canadians speed and high-tempo play style, losing four consecutive games in international play this year.

Wroblewski has been the coach of the team for the past two years Los Angeles KingsThe Ontario Reign, an American Hockey League affiliate. After several years of high draft picks and a lot of talent, the Kings were one of the most talented organizations. This season's Stanley Cup Playoffs saw the Kings advance with players who have graduated from the Reign.

Wroblewski, 41 years old, is well-known in Neenah (Wisconsin) for his four years with the National Team Development Program.

He was responsible for teams that produced 29 NHL draft picks from 2016 to 2020, including 11 first-rounders led by Jack HughesHe was ranked No. 1 in by the New Jersey Devils In 2019. Hughes finished his third season in NHL and was named All-Star for the first year.

Wroblewski's leadership, the NTDP had a 33-game winning streak and was the first USHL conference finalist in 2018.

This report was compiled by the Associated Press.

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