Adam Nightingale talks about being named Michigan State hockey coach, working with NTDP, Shattuck-St. Mary’s – The Ice Rink Live

Adam Nightingale has seen hockey from different angles. He grew up in Cheboygan, Michigan, playing in a small town. He played college hockey for Lake Superior State and Michigan State. He coached midget and bantam hockey for Shattuck-St. that of Mary. He has also served as director of hockey operations at Michigan State, video coach for the Buffalo Sabers and Detroit Red Wings, assistant coach for the Red Wings and has spent the past two seasons as head coach of the development of the United States hockey team. On May 3, he was named Michigan State’s eighth head coach. He discusses his career with Jess Myers and Mick Hatten of The Rink Live.


0:00 Open/The renovation of Munn Ice Arena

2:15 Being invited to apply for Michigan State head coaching job

4:00 Helping USTDP reach the Under-18 World Championships gold medal game, working for the program for two seasons

9:30 Question submitted: How will Michigan State stand out among the seven NCAA Division I men’s hockey programs under your leadership?

11:50 What he looks for in the staff he puts in place

13:20 Growing up in Cheboygan, how he got involved in hockey in a town of 4,700, with parents who didn’t play hockey, how he and his brothers are still working in hockey

18:40 What it was like playing and working for Rick Comley as Director of Hockey Operations

10:30 PM Spend two trips to Shattuck-St. Mary’s after working in construction for a year

27:50 Being a video coach and assistant coach for the Detroit Red Wings

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