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Providence College is latest stop for ex-Sabres coach Rolston

The vagabond career of former Sabres coach Ron Rolston is making another stop.

Rolston, who served this season as a volunteer assistant at Providence College and an assistant on Team USA at the Pyeongchang Olympics, has been named a full-time assistant on Providence's 2018-19 staff.

Rolston coached 51 games for the Sabres over two seasons, going 19-26-6. He went 15-11-5 in the 2013 lockout season, getting promoted from Rochester and taking over on an interim basis after the firing of Lindy Ruff. But Rolston started the 2013-14 season by going 4-15-1, was fired along with General Manager Darcy Regier in mid-November and was replaced by Ted Nolan.

Since then, Rolston has been a scout for the Arizona Coyotes and coached their AHL team in Springfield in 2015-16.

Rolston joined the Sabres organization in 2011 and was the coach in Rochester for two years after spending the previous seven seasons as the head man with the U.S. National Team Development Program. He led the U.S. Under-18 team to three gold medals and a silver in four trips to the IIHF World Junior Under-18 Championship.

The Providence roster currently features defenseman Jacob Bryson, the Sabres' fourth-round pick in last year's draft. The Friars won the national championship in 2015, beating Jack Eichel-led Boston University in the title game of the Frozen Four.

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