The Detroit Red Wings announced yesterday that they have hired Adam Nightingale as assistant/video coach ahead of the 2017/2018 season. Nightingale, 37, is currently serving as video coordinator under Jeff Blashill as part of the Team USA backroom team at the World Championships in Cologne, Germany.

Nightingale has previous NHL experience having served as video coach for Buffalo during last season. Prior to working in the NHL, Nightingale spent two years as head coach of Shattuck St. Mary’s bantam team, winning a National Championship in 2016. He has also served time as video coach for the US National Team at the 2015 World Junior Championships and had four years as director of hockey operations and video coordinator at Michigan State.

As a player, Nightingale had 10 goals and 27 points across four ECHL seasons with Gwinnett Gladiators, Greenville Grrrowl and Charlotte Checkers. He also played at college level with Lake Superior and Michigan State.

Adam Smale

Adam is a fan of the Detroit Red Wings living in Redditch, England. Always a fan of hockey, he began seriously following the NHL during his time studying for a Journalism Degree at Staffordshire University. Adam hopes to one day return to Detroit, where he witnessed the 2008 Stanley Cup Champion banner raising ceremony. Adam covers the Detroit Red Wings, Coventry Blaze and the British Elite League for Puck Planet. Adam's home town of Stockport is also that of former NHL'er Steve Thomas.

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