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The Noon Number: Rookie Reirden

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A look at Coach Todd’s first season with the reins

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104 - Number of points earned by the Capitals in Todd Reirden’s first season as head coach, the second-highest total of any first-year coach in franchise history. Only Bruce Boudreau’s 2008-09 squad (his first full season behind the bench) earned more, with a 108-point finish.

Reirden’s Caps finished with a record of 48-26-8 and wrapped up the regular season with another Metropolitan Division title, making him the third coach of the last four to lead his squad to a division title in his first full season (after it happened exactly zero times in the previous 10 coaching changes).