Word on the street has Andrew Brewer joining Jim Hiller as new assistant coaches to Head Coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Mike Babcock.
Brewer, 29, joined the Red Wings after spending three years with Hockey Canada, serving as the organization’s video coach for various international events, most recently working with Mike Babcock for Canada’s gold-medal team at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Since joining Team Canada in 2011, Brewer has served on Canada’s coaching staff for the 2012, 2013 and 2014 IIHF World Championships and World Junior Championships, along with other Hockey Canada events including the Canada-Russia Challenge, CHL Subway Series, Deutschland Cup and World Sledge Hockey Challenge. Before his time with Hockey Canada, Brewer spent three seasons as an assistant coach at the University of New Brunswick, helping the club win the Canadian Interuniversity Sport’s University Cup as national champions in 2009 and 2011.
Brewer’s experience in working with elite NHL coaches extended beyond the national team. Leading up to the Olympics, he travelled with Babcock and the Red Wings for a week to get an idea of Babcock’s coaching style so he’d be comfortable working with a new coach during the Olympics.
Andrew Brewer was named assistant coach of the Detroit Red Wings on July 30, 2014, joining Tony Granato and Jim Hiller as coach Mike Babcock’s support staff.
Babcock told me last week he wants to hire guys who are going to be NHL head coaches. Pretty good track record (MacLean, McLellan, Peters).
— Dan Rosen (@drosennhl) July 30, 2014
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Andrew Brewer - Coaching History
|SEASON||TEAM||LEAGUE||ROLE ON TEAM|
|2008-2009||Univ. of New Brunswick||CIS||Video Coach|
|2009-2010||Univ. of New Brunswick||CIS||Video Coach|
|2010-2011||Univ. of New Brunswick||CIS||Video Coach|
|2011-2012||Team Canada||International||Video Coach|
|Canada U20||WJC-20||Video Coach|
|2012-2013||Canada U20||WJC-20||Video Coach|
|2013-2014||Canada U20||WJC-20||Video Coach|
|2014-2015||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||Assistant Coach|