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Scott Young '85 Returns to the Olympics

Scott Young '85 Returns to the Olympics
Jackie Waters

Scott Young '85 is becoming a regular at the Winter Olympic Games. After playing on the U.S. men's hockey team in 1988 (Calgary), 1992 (Albertville), and 2002 (Salt Lake City, where the team won the silver medal), and serving as an assistant coach at the 2018 Games in PyeongChang, the former St. Mark's star and Stanley Cup champion is currently in Beijing for a second stint as an assistant coach with the U.S. men's team, which begins its quest for gold against China in the preliminary round on February 10.

A native of Clinton, Mass., Young, 54, is one of only 12 players born in the U.S. to compete in three Olympics. As a player, he appeared in a total of 20 games, tallying eight goals and 15 points.

A 2017 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame inductee, Young is currently the director of player development for the Pittsburgh Penguins. He previously served as an assistant coach with Boston University (2015-2017) and as director of hockey operations for the BU men's program (2014-2015). Before he turned pro, Young played two seasons of college hockey for the Terriers, earning Hockey East Rookie of the Year accolades as a freshman.

Young played professional hockey in the NHL for 15 seasons, scoring 342 goals and compiling 415 assists in 1,181 games. He won two Stanley Cups, one as a member of the 1992 Penguins and another with the Colorado Avalanche in 1996. The former 1986 first-round draft pick ranks 17th among all U.S.-born players in NHL games played and is 14th (tied) in goals scored and 25th in points. After retiring from the NHL in 2006, Young transitioned into a head coaching role at St. Mark's, where he led the boys' program from 2010-2014.

As head coach at St. Mark's, Young won 50 games and two Barber Tournament titles. As a player for the Lions, he was a four-year letter winner in ice hockey, earning three Maker Prizes as the team's highest scorer. Young earned All-ISL recognition and was named ISL MVP in 1985. He was captain of both the varsity hockey and varsity baseball teams, and he also played varsity soccer.

We wish Scott Young and the U.S. men's Olympic hockey team the best of luck in Beijing. St. Markers will be watching with pride. Go Lions!

Read more about Scott Young here.

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