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Former Syracuse Crunch head coach hired as Tampa Bay assistant

Rob Zettler has returned to the Tampa Bay Lightning organization, and he’s coming back to a promotion.

The Lightning announced on Monday that they have hired Zettler as an assistant coach. Zettler worked with the Syracuse Crunch from 2013-2016.

He moved from assistant coach to head coaching duties of Syracuse on March 25, 2013 after Jon Cooper was promoted to the Lightning. Zettler coached the Crunch for the final 11 regular season games of the season and led the team to an AHL Eastern Conference championship and their first appearance in a Calder Cup Final before falling in six games to the Grand Rapids Griffins.

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