The Capitals held off announcing Jay Leach's replacement after that replacement won the Calder Cup. Now that Bob Woods is at the top of his game (much like his predecessor in Hershey) the Caps offered up the assistant coach gig with the big league team.
Woods, 41, is coming off a Hershey Bear championship when he took over the reigns for Bruce Boudreau in chocolate town. As head bench boss he lead the Bears to a 49-23-2 record (first place finish in the East with a 106 pts. and 296 goals for) in the '08-'09 season and was 16-6 this past postseason with a Calder Cup to show for it.
As a player, Woods never saw a day in the NHL. He spent most of his playing career in the ECHL and won the Kelly Cup under Boudreau in 1999 with the Mississippi Sea Wolves (he was listed as a player/assistant coach). He was also a brief roller hockey star from '94 - '97. Roller hockey, sweet! (Incidentally, Glen Metropolit was also in the RHI. Who knew?)
It was rumored that Woods was the front runner for Leach's job. That rumor became truth today.