Joseph Patrick " Joe" Mullen ( born February 26, 1957 in Hell's Kitchen, New York ) is a retired American professional ice hockey player and coach, who from 1980 to 1997 for the St. Louis Blues, Calgary Flames, Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins played in the National Hockey League. He is currently assistant coach of the Philadelphia Flyers.
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Mullen grew up in Hell's Kitchen in New York City with his brother Brian, who also played in the NHL on. His first success in hockey he had at Boston College. He had hoped to come to the U.S. Olympic team for the 1980 Winter Olympics, the later the " Miracle on Ice" succeeded and Olympic champion, but then decided yet for a professional contract. There he was successful with the Salt Lake Golden Eagles in the CHL and was soon called to the NHL to St. Louis.
After a good year for the Blues, he moved to Calgary, where he won his first Stanley Cup in 1989. After moving to Pittsburgh, he won in 1991 and 1992 two more Stanley Cups.
His achievements also include winning a world championship with the U.S. team and participate in the NHL First All -Star Team. At end of his career he was the American NHL player with the most points. He was the first American, who has scored 500 goals in the NHL.
From 2000 to 2005 he served as assistant coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins. On 20 December 2005 he took over as head coach of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, the farm team of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the AHL.
In the summer of 2007, he joined the Philadelphia Flyers as an assistant coach.
In 2000 he was honored with induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame, after he had been admitted to the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 1998. Previously it was in 1995, together with his brother, the Lester Patrick Trophy has been awarded for his services to the U.S. ice hockey.
Awards and achievements
Represented the U.S. at:
- World Cup 1979
- Canada Cup 1984
- Canada Cup 1987
- Canada Cup 1991
- Qualification for World Cup 1999
( Key to Career statistics: Sp or GP = Games Played, T or G = goals scored, V or A = achieved assists; Pts or Pts = scored points scorer, SM or PIM = received penalty minutes, / - = Plus / Minus balance sheet; PP = scored majority gates; SH = scored shorthanded goals, GW = achieved victory gates; Play-downs/Relegation 1 )