CANTON — St. Lawrence University has hired Canton native Greg Carvel, a former Saints hockey captain, as an assistant coach for its men's hockey team.
Carvel, who graduated from SLU in 1993, had been working with the National Hockey League's Ottawa Senators organization since 2004, most recently serving as an assistant coach. The entire Senators coaching staff was dismissed after the 2010-11 season.
He also spent time working with the Anaheim Ducks and the American Hockey League's Lowell Lock Monsters.
“This is a tremendous hire for our program,” SLU coach Joe Marsh said in a statement. “Greg certainly knows what St. Lawrence and its hockey program are all about as both an outstanding athlete and an outstanding scholar, and he brings a wealth of professional experience with him.”
Carvel won the ECAC's Best Defensive Forward award during his senior season. He also led the Saints in scoring with 14 goals and 34 assists and finished his career with 37 goals and 87 assists.
He is replacing Bob Prier on SLU's staff. Prier left to become the head coach at Princeton and SLU assistant Mike Hurlbut, a Massena native, was promoted to associate head coach.