St. Lawrence assistant Mayotte joins Providence in similar role

Providence announced Wednesday the hiring of Kris Mayotte as an assistant coach.

Mayotte spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach at St. Lawrence where he served as the primary recruiter and worked closely with the goaltenders and penalty kill unit. Prior to St. Lawrence, he was a volunteer assistant coach at Cornell (2011-12) and a full-time goalie coach in Maryland (2010-11).

“Kris has developed into a bright young hockey mind that our players are going to benefit greatly from working with,” Providence head coach Nate Leaman said in a statement. “A tireless recruiter, he will work with all aspects of our program, including the goaltenders. He has a tremendous work ethic and a positive energy that will bring a lot to our program.”

“I have certainly followed Coach Leaman’s career and been impressed with the success of his Friar teams over the past few seasons and I could not be more excited to join the team and help to continue building on that success,” Mayotte added. “It is a great time to be part of the hockey program at Providence College and I am ready to get to work with the players and staff.”

As a college player, Mayotte was Union’s starting goaltender from 2002 to 2006. His final three seasons at Union included the first three seasons of Leaman’s tenure as Union head coach.

After college, Mayotte spent five seasons playing professionally in the American Hockey League, ECHL and Central Hockey League.