SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers Executive Vice President & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that Jason Cipolla will return as the assistant coach for the Rochester Americans (AHL). In addition, Bob Janosz has been named as Rochester’s goaltending coach and Adam Reynolds has been named Rochester’s strength & conditioning coach.
“Jason, Bob and Adam will all play instrumental roles in the development of our players in Rochester,” said Tallon. “They will work closely with head coach Chuck Weber to create a winning environment that will be beneficial for the growth of our young players.”
Cipolla, 36, has spent the last three seasons working as an assistant coach for Rochester (2007-2010). He brings to the club more than 15 seasons of playing experience, having appeared in 701 career games between North America and Europe. He won one championship in his career, capturing the 1997 Kelly Cup Championship with the South Carolina Stingrays.
Cipolla played in 299 AHL games with St. John’s (1994-1997), Rochester (1999-2001) and Manitoba (2001-02), registering 62 goals and 102 assists. In 1999-00, Cipolla helped Rochester reach its last Calder Cup Final. In 145 games with the Americans he recorded 35 goals and 59 assists for 94 points
Janosz, 33, returns to Rochester after spending the 2008-09 season as the club’s goaltending and video coach. The Elma, NY native has spent time with both the Muskegon Fury (UHL) and Arkansas Riverblades (ECHL). Before entering the coaching ranks, Janosz played for the Canisius College Griffins (1995-99) where he posted a 27-28-9 record and made 2,013 saves in 70 career games.
Reynolds joins the Rochester staff after serving as a conditioning specialist and chiropractor for Shape Health & Wellness in Toronto. He has also worked as a personal trainer for Extreme Fitness (2006-07), as well as a personal trainer at the University of Western Ontario (2001-05). The Toronto, Ontario native earned his Doctor of Chiropractic in 2009, Certified Strength and Specialist in 2007 and his Bachelor of Health Sciences from the University of Western Ontario in 2005.
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