New England Roots

Mike Sullivan on Marshfield, what kids are missing these days and Greg Sheppard

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Mike Sullivan experienced his greatest career accomplishments in Pittsburgh.

The 49-year-old Marshfield native coached the Penguins to back-to-back Stanley Cup championships in 2015-16 and 2016-17. Even though he’s quickly become a legend in the Steel City, his roots are strong in Boston.

He went to Boston College High School and Boston University before playing 11 seasons in the NHL. Sullivan eventually coached the Bruins from 2003-06 and now has been behind Pittsburgh’s bench the last two seasons.

Sullivan recently spoke with BostonSportsJournal.com for our continuing "New England Roots" series, about what it was like growing up in Marshfield as a sports fan, his success, the possibility of winning three consecutive championships.