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Ted Nolan to coach Polish national team

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BUFFALO, NY - NOVEMBER 15: Ted Nolan stands on the bench in his first game back as interim head coach of Buffalo Sabres against the Toronto Maple Leafs at First Niagara Center on November 15, 2013 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

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Ted Nolan is a head coach again.

The former NHL bench boss, including two stints with the Sabres, has been hired as the new head coach of Poland’s men’s national team.

“We count on the Canadian hockey school. This country has been the best in the world in recent years and I’m glad we have been able to find an agreement with such a great coach,” said Dawid Chwalka, the President of the Polish Ice Hockey Federation, per the IIHF. “Ted Nolan has worked not long ago in Latvia and knows European hockey. We expect that with this staff we will reach improved results.”

Nolan coached Latvia at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, where his underdog squad gave the eventual gold-medal winners from Canada a major scare.

Poland is currently ranked 20th in the world by the IIHF.

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