Holy Cross tabs Toporowski as Crusaders’ new assistant coach

Holy Cross announced Wednesday that Shayne Toporowski has been named an assistant coach.

Toporowski comes to Holy Cross after serving as an assistant captain and player-coach of the Central Hockey League’s Quad City Mallards during the 2012-2013 season.

“We are very pleased to add someone with Shayne’s playing experience as well as coaching expertise,” said Holy Cross head coach Paul Pearl in a news release. “He is someone who will help our players get better.”

Toporowski was drafted in the second round (42nd overall) of the 1993 NHL draft by the Los Angeles Kings and throughout his 18-year pro career that spanned from 1995-2013, Toporowski played in 1,088 games for 15 different teams in seven different countries.