FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Longtime University of North Dakota assistant Brad Berry is the school's new head men's hockey coach.

Berry has been a coach with the program for nine years, in two separate stints. He was an assistant from 2000 to 2006 before becoming an assistant coach and scout at the pro ranks. He returned to UND in 2012.

Berry replaces Dave Hakstol, who was named head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers.

The 50-year-old Berry was a standout defenseman at UND from 1983-86, when he collected 74 points in 112 collegiate games. He went on to play in 241 NHL games over eight years, including stints with Winnipeg, Minnesota and Dallas.

Berry had been responsible for the coaching and development of the team's defensemen. He also directed the team's power play.

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