Kris Mayotte
Kris  Mayotte

Position:
Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
Union College '06


04/21/2017

Kris Mayotte Returns to 2018 U.S. National Junior Team Staff

Mayotte won gold with the U.S. National Junior Team at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championships

12/05/2016

Erik Foley Named to U.S. National Junior Team Preliminary Roster

Foley will join Friars Assistant Coach Kris Mayotte at next week’s training camp in Buffalo, N.Y.

06/21/2016

Erik Foley Invited to U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp

The camp with take place from July 30-Aug. 7 in Plymouth, Michigan.

06/08/2016

Kris Mayotte Named to U.S. National Junior Team Staff

Mayotte will serve as an assistant for the U.S. at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championships

08/18/2014

Men's Hockey Holds Annual Alumni Golf Tournament

The tournament took place at the Pawtucket Country Club.

Kris Mayotte enters his third season as an assistant coach at Providence College after being named to the position on July 23, 2014. Mayotte works closely with the Friar goaltenders as well as with the penalty kill unit and with all aspects of recruiting.

Under his guidance, Friar goaltenders Jon Gillies and Nick Ellis have each posted save percentages of .930 of better, respectively over the previous two seasons.  Ellis boasted the best goaltending performance in program history in 2015-16 with a 1.80 goals-against average and .936 save percentage, eventually landing a two-year entry level contract with the Edmonton Oilers in April.

In his first season with Providence, Mayotte helped the program claim its first NCAA National Championship as the Friars posted a thrilling, come-from-behind 4-3 victory over No. 1 seed Boston University at the TD Garden (April 11). Junior Goaltender Jon Gillies made a career-high 49 saves en route to being named the Frozen Four's Most Outstanding Player.

Providence finished the 2014-15 season ranked fifth in the nation in scoring defense, yielding just 2.05 goals-against per game. Mayotte helped guide Gillies to First Team Hockey East All-Star honors to become just the fifth goaltender in Hockey East history to earn multiple First Team honors and the first Friar goaltender to do so. Gillies, who signed with the NHL's Calgary Flames after the season, recorded three of the top-four single season goals-against averages in program history, including a .930 mark as a junior.

Prior to joining Nate Leaman's staff at Providence, Mayotte spent the two seasons (2012-13 and 2013-14) as an assistant coach at St. Lawrence University. While working with the Saints, Mayotte 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).

As a college player, Mayotte was Union College's starting goaltender from 2002-06. His final three seasons at Union included the first three seasons of Leaman's tenure as Union College head coach. Mayotte finished his college career with 116 games played and a 2.69 goals-against average.

After Union, Mayotte spent five seasons playing professionally, which included American Hockey League (AHL) stints with Lowell, Hershey, Bridgeport and Adirondack. He also played in the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) for San Diego, Fresno and Johnstown and in the Central Hockey League (CHL) for Arizona.

In 2007-08, Mayotte posted an 18-9-4 record with Fresno as well as a 2.97 goals-against average and a .901 save percentage. In 2008-09, he went 20-13-3 with Johnstown while posting a 2.87 goals-against average and a .908 save percentage.

Natives of Pittsburgh, Pa., Mayotte and his wife, Juli, reside in Providence, R.I.

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