Spits Coach Added To Team Canada
Trevor Letowski joins Canada’s National Junior Team’s coaching staff for the 2017-18 season following the departure of assistant coach Kris Knoblauch who recently accepted an NHL coaching role with the Philadelphia Flyers.
This will be Letowski’s second turn as assistant coach for Canada’s National Junior Team; he was named assistant coach ahead of the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, where he worked alongside Dominique Ducharme who rose to the ranks of head coach of the team the following year – a position he retains through the 2017-18 season.
Letowski, who wrapped up his NHL career having played a total 616 games as a member of the Phoenix Coyotes, Vancouver Canucks, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Carolina Hurricanes, spent five years coaching the OHL’s Sarnia Sting and joined the Windsor Spitfires’ coaching staff as associate coach in the summer of 2015.
He was named head coach of the Spitfires earlier this month.
In addition to winning the 2017 Memorial Cup with the Spitfires, Letowski is a World Junior gold-medallist, having played on the winning Canadian squad at the 1997 IIHF World Junior Championship.
Canada’s National Junior Team coaches and staff will be joined by 42 players who have been invited to take part in the Summer Showcase being held in Plymouth in August.