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Dave Tippett named assistant coach for World Cup of Hockey's Team North America

Arizona Coyotes coach Dave Tippett will be behind the bench at next year's international tournament.

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Dave Tippett has done a pretty good job with his young team thus far. The Arizona Coyotes are just a point away from leading the Pacific Division, and some of the team's younger rookies have made waves in a field most thought would be led by Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel.

Earlier today, it was announced that Dave Tippett will get a chance to keep working with younger players, this time at the World Cup of Hockey.

Tippett, along with Jon Cooper, Peter DeBoer, and Jay Woodcroft, was named an assistant coach for Team North America at the World Cup of Hockey earlier today. This team will be made exclusively of Americans and Canadians that are 23 years old and younger as of October 1st, 2016.

Arizona's head coach has been in similar positions before; he served as an assistant coach for Team Canada at the World Championship in 2009, and as a head coach in 2014.

While rosters will not be set for a while, there are many great players that could make the team, including current Coyotes like Max Domi and Anthony Duclair. Other potential players include offensive stars like Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of Edmonton, Nathan MacKinnon of Colorado, Alex Galchenyuk of Montreal, and defensive stalwarts like Nashville's Seth Jones, Winnipeg's Jacob Trouba, and Florida's Aaron Ekblad.

Tippett has plenty of time to get ready for the World Cup, and plenty of time to help Head Coach Todd McLellan shape his roster. But if the Arizona Coyotes continue to succeed like they are doing now, it's potentially going to be a busy summer for Arizona's bench boss.