Todd Krygier was hired to the position of assistant coach on July 28, 2016 by head coach Andy Murray.
In his first season he helped the Broncos turn around from eight wins to 22. Krygier helped open up the offense, which averaged 3.33 goals per game. Krygier was also responsible for coaching the power play, which ended up ranked 15th in the nation at 20.5 percent. WMU ended up third in the NCHC, a program-best, and advanced to the NCHC Semifinals for the second time in program history. The Broncos also earned their sixth NCAA Tournament berth and scored a program record four goals in a loss to Air Force.
Krygier came to Lawson Ice Arena with a wealth of hockey knowledge at all levels. Most recently he was the head coach of the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the United States Hockey League, the premiere junior hockey league in the United States. With the Lumberjacks he racked up 92 wins in three seasons, including a trip to the USHL Finals during the 2014-15 season. His record of 35-21-4 during the 2014-15 season as the best in the five-year history of the franchise. With Muskegon he had a knack for developing players for Division I hockey programs and NHL draft picks.
He also coached at the high school level in Michigan at Novi High School. In seven seasons he racked up a record of 102-51-15, winning a Division I State Championship in 2011. He was named MHSHCA Division I Coach of the Year that season after helping Novi to the program’s first state championship in the 13-year history of the program.
As a player he appeared in 543 total regular season games in the NHL, mostly with the Washington Capitals. He played in the Stanley Cup Finals for the Capitals against the Red Wings in 1998. Prior to his time in the NHL Krygier played his college hockey at the UConn, scoring 99 goals and 101 assists for 200 points in four seasons. He was twice selected as a Division II All-American and was also selected in the 1998 NHL Supplemental Draft by the Hartford Whalers. He holds a business administration degree with a focus on finance from UConn.
Krygier and his wife of 25 years Kim have three sons (Brock, Cole and Christian) and two daughters (Natalie and Grace).