Mike Foligno will be coaching a new pack of Wolves this season. The former Sudbury Wolves bench boss has been named as the assistant coach for the AHL's Chicago Wolves, the affiliate team of the Vancouver Canucks.
Foligno joins head coach Scott Arniel and assistant coach Nolan Baumgartner behind the bench after a lengthy professional playing career and 18 years of coaching experience at every level from junior hockey — he coached the Sudbury Wolves from 2003-2010 — to the NHL. Foligno most recently served as an assistant coach with the Anaheim Ducks.
The 53-year-old Sudbury native served as head coach of the Hershey Bears over five seasons and compiled a record of 186-154-44-16, leading the Bears to a playoff position every year from 1999-2003. Foligno was originally selected by the Detroit Red Wings thirrd overall in the 1979 NHL Entry Draft and produced 727 points (355-372-727) and 2,049 penalty minutes over his 1,018-game career. In 57 career playoff games Foligno recorded 15 goals, 17 assists (15-17-32) and 185 penalty minutes.
In addition to his two years of service with the Anaheim Ducks, Foligno’s NHL assistant coaching experience also includes time with the Colorado Avalanche and Toronto Maple Leafs.
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