Pat Ferschweiler
Detroit Red Wings - Assistant Coach
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Pat Ferschweiler was named as an assistant coach of the Detroit Red Wings on June 23, 2015. He enters his second year with the organization after working alongside new head coach Jeff Blashill with the Grand Rapids Griffins in 2014-15.

Ferschweiler helped the Griffins to one of the most successful seasons in the franchise’s history, posting a 46-22-6-2 regular-season mark and advancing to the Western Conference Finals for the second time in the past three seasons. He also worked alongside Blashill during the 2010-11 season with Western Michigan University, where the pair led the Broncos to their first appearance in the CCHA championship game since 1986. Ferschweiler remained in Kalamazoo for four seasons, serving as an assistant coach from 2010-13 before he was elevated to associate head coach in 2013-14. The Rochester, Minn., native began his coaching career with a dual role as head coach and general manager of Russell Stover’s under-18 team in the Midwest Elite Hockey League, winning numerous regional championships from 2004-10.

An alumnus of Western Michigan University, Ferschweiler also has eight years of professional experience as a player. He totaled 115 points (35-80-115) in 90 games with the ECHL’s Roanoke Express from 1993-95 and added 169 points (49-120-169) in 398 International Hockey League games with the Minnesota Moose, Kansas City Blades and San Francisco Spiders from 1994-00. He capped off his professional career with the London Knights of the British Ice Hockey Superleague in 2000-01. Prior to turning professional, Ferschweiler picked up 95 points (30-65-95) in 116 collegiate games at Western Michigan from 1990-93, and he was named the CCHA’s Best Defensive Forward in 1992.