Rochester native lands coaching job in the National Hockey League
Rochester native Pat Ferschweiler has been named an assistant coach for the National Hockey League's Detroit Red Wings.
The team on Tuesday announced the hiring of Ferschweiler, along with several other new coaches. Ferschweiler, 45, will help first-year head coach Jeff Blashill manage the team's forwards and the power play.
Ferschweiler served as an assistant under Blashill with the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins last season. Prior to that gig, Ferschweiler was an assistant coach at Western Michigan, where he played college hockey from 1990-93.
Here's how Blashill described Ferschweiler to the Detroit Free Press:
Pat has a great hockey mind. He's one of the best guys I've been around helping individual players get better. One of things we owe to our players is to help them become the best players they can be each and every year. That's a promise I'm going to make to players, and Pat's going to have a big impact on that, especially with the forwards.
Ferschweiler is a graduate of Rochester's John Marshall High School. Click here to read more about his career.