August 11, 2016
Former NHL defenseman named new Assistant Coach
Head Coach Dan Watson announced today that former NHL Defenseman Andy Delmore has been added to the Toledo Walleye coaching staff as an assistant coach.
Watson and Delmore reunite after playing a season together in 1996-97 when both were blue-liners for the Sarnia Sting of the OHL. The coaching resume for Delmore starting in 2013 when he was an assistant coach for the Sting over back to back seasons. This past season he was on the staff as an assistant with the University of Windsor, helping to coach the Lancers to a 17-16-1 record.
“I am extremely excited to welcome Andy to the Toledo Walleye staff,” said Head Coach Dan Watson. “He is a very hard worker with a great attention to detail. As a former NHL Player, Andy will bring his great knowledge to the Walleye.”
The Windsor, Ontario native appeared in 283 career professional games at the NHL Level, scoring 43 goals with 58 assists. The 39 year old made his NHL debut during the 1998-99 season appearing in two games with the Philadelphia Flyers.
Delmore posted big years while playing with the Nashville Predators picking up 38 points (16G, 22A) over a career best 73 games in 2001-02 and then appeared another 71 games the year after while still in Nashville. His finest offensive campaign was in 2005-06 with 72 points (17G, 55A) over 66 games in the AHL with the Syracuse Crunch.