Red Wings hire former NMU hockey player

The Detroit Red Wings have hired two new assistant coaches to help out head coach Mike Babcock. The Wings added Jim Hiller and Andrew Brewer to the coaching staff.

Hiller played hockey at Northern Michigan University from 1989-1992. He racked up 205 points (76 goals, 129 assists) on the ice for the Wildcats. He has spent the past five seasons as the head coach of the Tri–City Americans of the Western Hockey League. The Americans were 210-124-11-15 with Hiller in charge. Tri-City made the playoffs four times, won two U.S. Division titles and they made a appearance in the WHL Finals in 2010.

Brewer comes to Detroit after spending the last three years with Hockey Canada. Brewer was the video coach for the organization.