Drake Berehowsky was named the fourth head coach in Solar Bears history on Nov. 14, 2016, after previously serving as the team’s head coach during the inaugural 2012-13 season, in which he guided the club to a 20-11-5 record on home ice.
The native of Toronto had been the associate coach of the Ontario Hockey League’s Sudbury Wolves since 2015 and from 2013-15 he had been the head coach of the Western Hockey League’s Lethbridge Hurricanes.
Prior to his first stint with Orlando, Berehowsky was the assistant coach of the American Hockey League’s Peoria Rivermen from 2009-12.
Berehowsky enjoyed a 549-game career in the NHL from 1990-2004 with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Pittsburgh Penguins, Edmonton Oilers, Nashville Predators, Vancouver Canucks and Phoenix Coyotes. Known for his rugged play as a defenseman, Berehowsky amassed 149 points (37g-112a) and 848 penalty minutes in the NHL.
Berehowsky was a first-round selection of the Maple Leafs (10th overall) in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft. Drake and his wife Lori have six children – Duke, Dawson, Dalton, Dylan, Daniel and Diesel.
|Coaching Record||Reg. Season||Playoffs|
|2012-13||Orlando Solar Bears (ECHL)||72||28||37||7||—||—||—|
|2016-17||Orlando Solar Bears (ECHL)||61||31||21||9||7||3||4|