July 23, 2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
Providence College men's hockey Head Coach Nate Leaman has announced the hiring of Kris Mayotte as an assistant coach.
Mayotte spent the past 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.
"Kris has developed into a bright, young hockey mind that our players are going to benefit greatly from working with," Leaman said. "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 said. "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."
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.