The Capitals found the successor to Stanley Cup-winning coach Barry Trotz on their own bench. Associate coach Todd Reirden was named the 18th head coach in franchise history Friday.

Reirden, 47, is a highly regarded coach who specialized in working with the team's defensemen. He joined the Capitals in 2014, having previously spent four seasons with the Penguins, winning the Stanley Cup with them in 2009.