PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Pensacola Ice Pilots announced that the team has hired Rick Adduono as head coach. Pensacola is the ECHL affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League and the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League.
The 51-year-old Adduono, who was head coach of Port Huron in the United Hockey League in 2004-05, has coached six seasons in the ECHL with Greensboro and South Carolina.
His record in ECHL regular season games is 238-145-45 and his teams posted 40 wins or more four times and advanced to the Kelly Cup Playoffs five times. South Carolina won the Kelly Cup in 2001 with Adduono behind the bench and he has a career record of 23-17 in the Kelly Cup Playoffs.