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CEDAR RAPIDS - Former Atlanta Thrashers prospect Jeff Dwyer is the new assistant coach for the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders, according to head coach/general manager Mark Carlson. Dwyer replaces Mark Mullen, who left the organization recently to take a scouting job with the NHL's Los Angeles Kings.
"I knew who I wanted about two days after (Mullen left)," Carlson said.
Dwyer, 28, is a Connecticut native who played four years collegiately as a defenseman at Yale. A sixth-round draft pick of the Thrashers in 2000, Dwyer played five seasons professionally, including a stint in Italy and with the AHL's Chicago Wolves.
Last year, he was an assistant coach for the ECHL's Utah Grizzlies.