Red Wings Assistant Coach Heading To Big Ten
Tony Granato is a 13 year NHL veteran as a player and is in his 13th year of coaching professional hockey, now he will get his first taste of being a head coach.
Wisconsin Athletic Director Barry Alvarez plans to announce Granato as the Badgers' hockey head coach Tuesday in Madison, after the team fired long time head coach Mike Eaves.
Granato has spent the last two years as an assistant coach with the Detroit Red Wings and is an alumnus of Wisconsin.
Wisconsin has struggled it's last two years in the Big Ten under Eaves, finishing at the bottom of the six (now seven) team conference with records of 4-26-5 in 2014-15 and 8-19-8 this past season.
Granato's brother, Don Granato was also hired as an associate head coach along with Mark Osiecki, both of them are Wisconsin alumni.