LAS VEGAS – The Las Vegas Wranglers announced that the team has named Brent Bilodeau as assistant general manager/assistant coach. Bilodeau will join the staff of general manager/head coach Glen Gulutzan and assistant coaches Jeff Sharples and Joe Frederick.
The 32-year-old Bilodeau retired after 12 professional seasons including the last six as a player/assistant coach for the Johnstown Chiefs. In six ECHL seasons, the defenseman had 168 points (37g-131a) and 542 penalty minutes in 414 regular season games and eight points (1g-7a) and 36 penalty minutes in 20 Kelly Cup Playoff games. In his 12 seasons as a pro, Bilodeau had 239 points (55g-184a) and 1,338 penalty minutes in 779 regular season games and 15 points (5g-10a) and 70 penalty minutes in 41 playoff games.
Selected in the first round (17th overall) by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft, Bilodeau also played in the American Hockey League, the West Coast Hockey League and the International Hockey League, including 18 games with Las Vegas from 1996-98.