Mike Foligno enters his first season with the Wolves after being named assistant coach on July 20.
Foligno served most recently as assistant coach of the National Hockey League’s Anaheim Ducks, where he helped the Ducks amass an 81-66-17 record from 2010-12.
Prior to joining the Ducks, the 53-year-old spent seven seasons as head coach and general manager of the Ontario Hockey League’s Sudbury Wolves, where he compiled a 189-229-12-46 record. He also spent five seasons as head coach of the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears from 1998-2003, posting a 186-154-44-16 mark.
The Sudbury, Ontario, native entered the coaching ranks as an assistant with the AHL’s St. John’s Maple Leafs in 1995-96 and also served as head coach of St. John’s and assistant coach of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs that season. In 1996-97 he served as assistant coach with the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche.
The Detroit Red Wings first selection, third overall, in the 1979 NHL Entry Draft, Foligno played 15 seasons in the NHL, recording 355 goals, 372 assists, 727 points, and 2,049 penalty minutes in 1,018 contests with the Red Wings (1979-81), Buffalo Sabres (1981-91), Toronto Maple Leafs (1991-93) and Florida Panthers (1993-94).