Former National Hockey League goaltender and Stanley Cup winner Corey Schwab was named goaltending development coach for the San Jose Sharks prior to the 2011-12 season. Schwab assumes the goaltending coaching duties for Sharks prospects in Worcester (American Hockey League), Phoenix (ECHL) and amateur leagues. He will work closely with Wayne Thomas, whose responsibilities as the vice president and assistant general manager of the San Jose Sharks and general manager of the Worcester Sharks include coaching the goaltenders at the NHL level.
Schwab spent the previous three seasons as associate goaltending coach and scout for the Tampa Bay Lightning, where he reported to Tampa Assistant Coach and former goaltender Jeff Reese and worked with the organization’s goaltenders in Norfolk (AHL) and Mississippi (ECHL), as well as the organization’s goaltending prospects.
The North Battleford, Saskatchewan native also served as one of the team’s goaltending scouts and collected detailed information on all other team’s goaltenders and goaltending prospects while assisting with scouting draft-eligible goaltenders.
A veteran of 147 regular season games with New Jersey, Tampa Bay, Vancouver and Toronto over his eight-year NHL career, Schwab posted a 42-63-13 record with a 2.89 goals-against average and a .896 save percentage, along with six shutouts. Schwab was a member of the 2003 Stanley Cup Champion New Jersey Devils, as well as the 1995 Calder Cup Champion Albany River Rats.
Schwab and his wife Debbie have two sons: Austin and Brady.