Spitfires Assistant Coach Mike Weber to Depart the Club
The Windsor Spitfires Hockey Club announce today that assistant coach Mike Weber will depart the club to purse a new and exciting opportunity. Mike has accepted the position of Assistant Coach for the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League (AHL) beginning in the 2020-2021 season.
"I'm excited for Mike to take the next step in his coaching career. He was a valuable asset to our staff and he will be missed" said Windsor Spitfires head coach Trevor Letowski. "His enthusiasm and passion for the game was contagious for our entire group. Our organization prides itself on the development of not only our players, but also our staff, so we are very proud of Mike and wish him the best of luck."
"I feel extremely lucky to have come back to Windsor to start my coaching career." Said Mike Weber. "Windsor is home and it gives me and my family great pride to have come full circle as a player and now a coach here. I want to thank the entire ownership group (The Savage Family, Bob Boughner and the Schwab Family) for their belief in me the last 2 1/2 years. Thank you to Managment (Warren Rychel and Bill Bowler) for their guidance and allowing me the opportunity to come home and once again represent the Spitfires organization. To Trevor and Jerrod I greatly appreciate the opportunity to work with you both and have learned so much. To our Spitfire players, if it were not for your dedication to self improvement coach-ability I would not be able to pursue coaching at the pro level. Most importantly I want to thank my wife and children for their support. I am extremely excited to be joining the Rochester Americans coaching staff."
Weber joined the Spitfires on January 31, 2018. The Buffalo Sabres made the Pittsburgh native their second-round pick, #57 overall, in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. Weber went on to play 341 regular season games with the Sabres and 10 more with the Washington Capitals.
Weber also totalled 51 points (8+43) in 237 career AHL games, most recently serving as team captain of the Iowa Wild in 2016-17. He made his pro debut with the Amerks in 2007-08 and would spend a majority of the following two seasons with the Portland Pirates, leading the team to a playoff appearance in 2010 after a career-high 21 points during the regular season.
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