Jun 3, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) makes a save against the Boston Bruins during the third period in game two of the Eastern Conference finals of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Boston Bruins won 6-1. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Pens Goaltending Coach Meloche Resigns


Pittsburgh Penguins goaltending coach Gilles Meloche has reportedly stepped down and will now serve as a special assignment scout for the organization.

Completing his 27th season with the Pens, Meloche has been the team’s goalie coach since 2006.

Due to a handful of atrocious performances by one Marc-Andre Fleury over the past two seasons, Meloche probably made a wise decision to pass the baton.

Pens general manager Ray Shero had this to say during the his press conference Wednesday – per the Pens’ site:

“Gilles believes it’s the right time in his life and his career to move back into a scouting role. He has been an invaluable member of this organization since arriving in Pittsburgh as a player in 1985.”

There is no replacement for Meloche at this time.

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