If you missed it, the Red Wings lost their [edit: one-time video and then assistant coach /end edit] on Friday, as Adam Nightingale was named a co-head-coach of the United States National Team Development Program (NTDP) in Plymouth. USA Hockey posted a press release regarding their hires:
Dan Muse (Canton, Mass.) and Adam Nightingale (Cheyboygan, Mich.) have been named the 14th and 15th head coaches in USA Hockey National Team Development Program history, it was announced today by USA Hockey.
Muse brings 15 years of coaching experience to the NTDP and was an assistant coach for the Nashville Predators for the past three seasons. Nightingale has spent the last three years with the Detroit Red Wings, serving most recently as an assistant coach for the 2019-20 campaign.
“We are very excited to bring in two coaches of this caliber,” said Scott Monaghan, senior director of operations for the NTDP. “Both Dan and Adam have great experience and success as head coaches working with the developmental age levels and have progressed to working at the highest level on NHL benches. We are fortunate to have these two leading the development of our young men at the NTDP.”
The press release continues, highlighting Muse and Nightingale’s respective career achievements. USA Hockey also posted a 30-minute Zoom call in which Muse, Nightingale, and new USA Hockey goaltending coach David Lassonde introduced themselves to the media: