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Hockey's Donato Returns

September-October 2004

In July, Ted Donato '91, a former Crimson captain, was named Ziff head coach of men's ice hockey. He succeeds Mark Mazzoleni, who left Harvard for a coaching job in Wisconsin. In his five years at Harvard, Mazzoleni's teams won two ECAC championships and made three consecutive NCAA appearances.

Ted Donato '91
Photograph by Kris Snibbe / Harvard News Office

In 1989, Donato was chosen Most Valuable Player of the "Frozen Four" when he scored three goals and had two assists as Harvard won the NCAA championship. He ranks twelfth on Harvard's all-time career scoring list with 50 goals and 94 assists. He played on the U.S. team at the 1992 Olympics in Albertville, France, then had a 13-year professional career with eight National Hockey League teams, playing in 796 NHL games and recording 150 goals and 197 assists. This is his first coaching job; he is only the sixth men's hockey coach at Harvard since 1950.