Wheeling, WV – The Wheeling Nailers, the ‘AA’ affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, announced today the hiring of new assistant coach, John Wroblewski.
The 29 year old played with Fresno in the ECHL from 2003-07 scoring 125 points (65-60a) and adding 299 penalty minutes in 273 games. Prior to turning pro, he played four seasons of college hockey at Notre Dame.
Wroblewski comes to the Nailers after coaching in the United States National Developmental Program since 2007. Wroblewski joined the USNDP as a graduate assistant coach, working with both the national Under-17 and Under-18 teams. However, in 2008, Wroblewski was named assistant coach on the United States National Under-18 team that competed at the International Ice Hockey Federation World Men’s U-18 Championships and earned a bronze medal. He also was named assistant coach for the national Under-17 team.