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Jeff Blashill
Head Coach

Jeff Blashill was named head coach of the Detroit Red Wings on June 9, 2015. Blashill had been the coach of the Red Wings' American Hockey League affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins. He replaced Mike Babcock, who was hired as coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs. ...more
Tony Granato
Assistant Coach

Tony Granato was named an assistant coach of the Detroit Red Wings on July 15, 2014. Granato served as an assistant coach for the Pittsburgh Penguins for five seasons (2009-14), guiding the team’s defense (2.49 goals against per game, 10th) and penalty killing (85.0 percent, fifth) to top-10 finishes in the NHL during the 2013-14 campaign. ...more
Chris Chelios
Assistant Coach

Chris Chelios was named assistant coach of the Detroit Red Wings on June 23, 2015. Chelios served as an advisor to hockey operations for the Red Wings since 2010-11 and has spent time in Grand Rapids mentoring the organization’s young defensemen. ...more
Pat Ferschweiler
Assistant Coach

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. ...more
Dave Noel-Bernier
Assistant Coach

Dave Noel-Bernier was named the assistant coach of the Detroit Red Wings on June 23, 2015. Noel-Bernier spent the 2014-15 season alongside Blashill and Ferschweiler as an assistant coach with the Griffins. The Montmagny, Quebec, native has numerous connections to Michigan, as he served as an assistant coach for the USHL’s Muskegon Lumberjacks from 2010-13. ...more
Jim Bedard
Goaltending Coach

Jim Bedard enters his 17th season as the Red Wings’ goaltending coach. In his position, Bedard works with goaltenders at every level within the team’s system, splitting time between Detroit, Grand Rapids and Toldeo. He also scouts goaltenders currently playing in the minors, as well as the junior and college ranks. Bedard has contributed to three Stanley Cup championships during his time with the Red Wings (1998, 2002 and 2008). ...more
Quote of the Day

Hopefully [Jonathan] has a year that pushes us, that is the organization, to speak to him next summer and looking for [a long-term contract]. Because the thought process is trying to get a goaltender, and hopefully it's Jonathan, to be the stabilizer for this franchise.

— Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello on goaltender Jonathan Bernier