Hockey Operations

Billy Guerin – Pittsburgh Penguins Assistant General Manager

Clark Donatelli – Head Coach

Clark Donatelli joined the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins as head coach on Dec. 22, 2015 after spending four seasons as the head coach of the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL).

Donatelli, 50, is Wheeling’s all-time leader in coaching wins, posting an overall record of 147-119-10-22. He is also the only coach in Nailers history to take the team to consecutive playoff appearances.

Donatelli served one season as the Nailers’ assistant coach before taking over as head coach mid season in 2011-12. In his five years total behind the bench for Wheeling, Donatelli’s teams qualified for the Kelly Cup Playoffs four times.

After three years playing at Boston University from 1984-87, Donatelli embarked on a seven-year pro hockey career that included 35 NHL games in which he put up three goals and three assists for six points. In his third and final season with the Terriers, Donatelli was a teammate to Sullivan.

In addition to his pro hockey résumé, Donatelli had extensive experience playing for the United States. Donatelli represented the United States three times in the IIHF World Championships, captained Team USA in the 1985 World Junior Championship, and made the U.S. Olympic squad in 1988 and 1992, serving as team captain in ’92.

Tim Army – Assistant Coach

J.D. Forrest – Assistant Coach

J.D. Forrest is in his first season as assistant coach of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. He was hired by the Penguins organization on Aug. 2, 2016 along with fellow assistant Chris Taylor. Forrest spent the past season coaching Red Bull Salzburg’s farm team in Austria.

During the 2015-16 season, Forrest’s team went 32-22 in the international Red Bull Hockey Series and went unbeaten (4-0) in its season-ending tournament. Before coaching Salzburg’s farm team, the 35-year-old from Auburn, N.Y. served as an assistant coach for the U.S. National Team Development Program in 2014-15. While with the USNTDP, Forrest had the opportunity to mentor future top NHL draft picks Matthew Tkachuk, Clayton Keller, Luke Kunin and Auston Matthews. He won a gold medal with the team at the IIHF U18 World Junior Championship.

Following four years at Boston College, Forrest played defense for the Albany River Rats and Worcester Sharks in the AHL in 2007-08. Forrest also played pro hockey in Finland, Sweden, Switzerland and Germany.

Paul DeFazio – Equipment Manager

Anthony Ciambriello – Assistant Equipment Manager

Seamus McKelvey – Athletic Trainer

Mike Joyce – Strength Coach

Madison Nikkel – Video Coach