GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Detroit Red Wings have named Brian Mahoney-Wilson as their goaltending development coach. In this role, Mahoney-Wilson will work with the Grand Rapids Griffins and the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye, as well as other Detroit prospects.
Mahoney-Wilson, 30, spent the 2015-16 season as an assistant coach at Notre Dame (Hockey East) and helped the Fighting Irish reach the NCAA Tournament with a 19-11-7 record. Working with the special teams and goaltenders, he saw Irish netminders post a 2.28 goals against average and a 0.925 save percentage, both fourth-best in the conference.
In 2014-15, Mahoney-Wilson served as an assistant/goaltending coach with the United States Military Academy (AHA). The West Roxbury, Mass., native also has coaching experience with the South Shore Kings (USPHL) in 2013-14 as well as a number of goaltending programs in Massachusetts, including Stop It Goaltending, Massachusetts Crease and Lovell’s Hockey Schools.
San Jose’s ninth choice (288th overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Mahoney-Wilson appeared in 66 combined games during his junior career from 2004-07 with Walpole (EJHL), Lincoln (USHL), Newmarket (OPJHL) and Georgetown (OPJHL).
Mahoney-Wilson played four seasons (2007-11) at Lake Superior State (CCHA) and compiled a 27-41-15 record, a 2.95 goals against average and a 0.906 save percentage.
Following his collegiate career, Mahoney-Wilson played one season as a professional in the Central Hockey League. In 28 games between Allen, Missouri and Bloomington, he totaled a 10-11-1 record, a 3.35 GAA and a 0.895 save percentage.
Mahoney-Wilson has family ties to the Red Wings organization. His grandfather, Larry Wilson, won the 1950 Stanley Cup with Detroit while appearing in 16 career games across two stints with the team (1949-50, 1952-53) and also coached the Red Wings for 36 games during the 1976-77 season. His great uncle, Johnny Wilson, coached the Red Wings for two seasons (1971-73) and played in 379 games with the team (1949-55, 57-59), winning four Stanley Cups (1950, 1952, 1954, 1955).
The Griffins will begin the home portion of their 2016-17 season with Opening Night presented by Huntington Bank onFriday, Oct. 14 at Van Andel Arena. Additional home dates confirmed by the American Hockey League include Dec. 31,Jan. 7, Jan. 21, Feb. 4 and Feb. 25.
Single-game tickets will go on sale to the public in September. Fans can secure their full-season, select-season or groupticket packages by calling (616) 774-4585 ext. 2 or visit griffinshockey.com for more information.
Mahoney-Wilson's Coaching Record
|2013-14||South Shore||USPHL||Assistant/Goalie Coach||--||--||--||--||--||--||--||--||--||--||--|
|2015-16||Notre Dame||H-East||Assistant Coach||37||19||11||7||0||0||0.608||--||--||--||--|