DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings today have hired Jim Hiller and Andrew Brewer as assistant coaches.
Hiller joins the organization after 11 years in the Western Hockey League and British Columbia Hockey League, most recently as head coach of the WHL’s Tri-City Americans from 2009-14. In 2011-12, The Port Alberni, British Columbia, native was honored as the WHL’s Coach of the Year and won the Brian Kilrea Coach of the Year Award as the top coach in the Canadian Hockey League.
As a player, Hiller briefly spent time with the Red Wings, appearing in 21 regular-season games and two playoff games with Detroit in 1992-93. Originally drafted in the 10th round (207th overall) of the 1989 NHL Entry Draft by Los Angeles, Hiller appeared in 63 career NHL games with the Red Wings, Kings, and New York Rangers from 1992-94, recording 20 points (8-12-20) and 116 penalty minutes.
Brewer joins 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 the organization in 2011, Brewer has served on Canada’s coaching staff for the 2012, 2013, and 2014 IIHF World Championships and World Junior Championships.
In accordance with club policy, additional details will not be disclosed.