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Adam Nightingale

Assistant Coach/Video

Adam Nightingale is in his second season as assistant coach/video for the Detroit Red Wings. He was named the position on May 3, 2017, after spending one year as video coach for the Buffalo Sabres, where he worked under new Red Wings assistant coach Dan Bylsma

In addition to working with the Sabres in 2016-17, Nightingale, 38, worked on Jeff Blashill's Team USA staff at the 2017 IIHF World Championship, held jointly in Paris, France, and Cologne, Germany. The United States posted a 6-1 record through the opening round to earn the top seed in group play, but they fell to Finland in the quarterfinals.

Prior to his time with the Sabres, Nightingale served as head coach of the prestigious Shattuck St. Mary's bantam team in Minnesota for two seasons (2014-16), winning a national championship in 2016. He also worked as a video coordinator for the United States at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship in Toronto and Montreal.

Nightingale, a native of Cheboygan, Mich., played hockey collegiately at Lake Superior State University (2000-02) and Michigan State University (2003-05), totaling 37 points (18-19-37) and 160 penalty minutes in 118 games with the Lakers and Spartans. Nightingale spent parts of four seasons playing professionally in the ECHL, recording 27 points (10-17-27) and 171 penalty minutes in 78 games for the Gwinnett Gladiators, Greenville Grrrowl and Charlotte Checkers from 2004-08. After hanging up his skates, Nightingale served as the director of hockey operations at Michigan state for four seasons (2010-14) before becoming a coach at Shattuck St. Mary's.