Andrew Brewer to be named Assistant Coach of Maple Leafs

Andrew Brewer
Sochi: Andrew Brewer (left) stands with Ken Hitchcock, Lindy Ruff, Mike Babcock and Claude Julian displaying their gold medals.

Word on the street has Andrew Brewer joining Jim Hiller as new assistant coaches to Head Coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Mike Babcock.

From when Brewer was hired by the Red Wings:


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.


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Andrew Brewer - Coaching History

2008-2009Univ. of New BrunswickCISVideo Coach
2009-2010Univ. of New BrunswickCISVideo Coach
2010-2011Univ. of New BrunswickCISVideo Coach
2011-2012Team CanadaInternationalVideo Coach
Canada U20WJC-20Video Coach
CanadaWCVideo Coach
2012-2013Canada U20WJC-20Video Coach
CanadaWCVideo Coach
2013-2014Canada U20WJC-20Video Coach
CanadaOGVideo Coach
CanadaWCVideo Coach
2014-2015Detroit Red WingsNHLAssistant Coach

Monday, May 25th – Update: 

Andrew Brewer and Jim Hiller are no longer with the Red Wings and have been removed from the Detroit Red Wings official staff page.

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