Ben Groulx will be back behind the bench for the Syracuse Crunch.

Syracuse Crunch general manager Stacy Roest announced on Friday that the Tampa Bay Lightning have agreed to a new deal with Groulx.

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“We are excited to agree to a new contract and have Ben Groulx return as head coach of the Syracuse Crunch,” Roest said. “Over the past five seasons, Ben has proven to be a key part of our organization. His leadership and structure have played an important role in developing our prospects, consistently producing a competitive Syracuse Crunch team and contributing to the success of the Tampa Bay Lightning. We look forward to continued growth with Ben behind the bench.”