Billy Guerin – General Manager
Guerin is entering his second season as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton General
Manager. His duties entail day-to-day hockey operations decisions relating to
the club, such as player transactions, staff hirings, maintaining the long-term
goals of the club and organization as a whole, etc.
Born in Worcester, Mass., Guerin had an illustrious NHL career that
included two Stanley Cup titles, an Olympic silver medal and World Cup gold
medal. In 1,263 NHL games, he totaled 429 goals and 427 assists for 856
points. Guerin ranks seventh all-time among American-born NHL players in
both games played and goals. He was inducted into the United States Hockey
Hall of Fame in 2013.
Guerin was selected in the first round (fifth overall) of the 1989 NHL
Entry Draft by the New Jersey Devils and spent two years at Boston College.
Guerin also serves as the Pittsburgh Penguins’ assistant general
manager, a position he’s held for the past four seasons. Pittsburgh has
captured the Stanley Cup twice during his tenure as assistant general manager.
Clark Donatelli – Head Coach
Donatelli is poised to begin his fourth season at the helm in
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, which began on Dec. 22, 2015 after spending four
years as the head coach of the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL. During his stint
with Wheeling, he amassed an overall record of 147-119-10-22 and is the
club’s all-time leader in coaching wins. He is also the only coach in Nailers
history to take the team to consecutive playoff appearances. He also coached
the U18 Team USA at the 2016 and 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.
Prior to his coaching career, Donatelli spent three seasons at Boston
University from 1984-87 and went on to a seven-year pro hockey career that
included 35 NHL games. He represented the United States on the international
stage on multiple occasions, having played in the IIHF World Championships
three times, captaining Team USA at the 1985 World Junior Championship,
and the U.S. Olympic squad in 1988 and 1992, serving as captain in ’92.
In his first full season as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s bench boss, his team
compiled the AHL’s top record (51-20-3-2), the fewest goals against (2.21 per
game) and league’s leading penalty kill (86.9%).
Jarrod Skalde – Assistant Coach
Skalde enters his second season with the Penguins organization, but his first behind the bench as an assistant coach. He is already familiar with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s coaches and players after spending last season as player development coach for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Skalde also has previous
coaching experience in the AHL, serving as the Norfolk Admirals’ head coach for the 2014-15 campaign.
Skalde had a long playing career before becoming a coach. With 18 seasons as a pro across North America, Europe and Asia, he racked up 115 NHL games and 575 AHL games. In his NHL days, he was an original Mighty Duck, playing for Anaheim’s expansion team in 1993, in addition to skating for the New Jersey Devils, Calgary Flames, San Jose Sharks, Chicago Blackhawks, Dallas Stars, Atlanta Thrashers and Philadelphia Flyers.
J.D. Forrest – Assistant Coach
Forrest enters his third season with the Penguins in which he will primarily work with the team’s defensemen and penalty kill. Preceding his time with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Forrest coached Red Bull Salzburg’s farm team in Austria in 2015-16. Under Forrest, Salzburg was 32-22 in the international Red Bull Hockey Series and 4-0 in its season-ending tournament. In 2014-15, he was an assistant coach for the U.S. National Development Program, winning a gold medal with the team at the IIHF U18 World Junior Championships.
Forrest, 37, played four years at Boston College and captured the NCAA National Championship in 2001. He also spent time in the AHL with Albany and Worcester and played professionally in Finland, Sweden, Switzerland and Germany.
Jared Mycyk – Equipment Manager
Anthony Ciambriello – Assistant Equipment Manager
Seamus McKelvey – Athletic Trainer
Mike Joyce – Strength Coach
Madison Nikkel – Video Coach