Red Wings Add Hiller, Brewer as Assistant Coaches

The Detroit Red Wings announced on Wednesday the additions of Jim Hiller and Andrew Brewer to Mike Babcock‘s coaching staff.

Hiller replaces Tom Renney, who left the Red Wings to take over as president of Hockey Canada earlier this summer. Brewer takes the spot of video coach Keith McKittrick, who moved on to the Portland Winterhawks of the WHL.

The Red Wings had previously announced the hiring of Tony Granato to replace Bill Peters, who took the head coaching job with the Carolina Hurricanes.

Hiller, who played 21 games for the Red Wings during the 1992-93 season, had spend the last five years as head coach of the WHL’s Tri-City Americans. Before that he was the head coach of the Chilliwack Bruins for three years. Hiller may be the analytics mind that the Red Wings had stated they were looking to add to the organization, as he reportedly has a program that he was attempting to market to NHL teams.

Brewer has spent the last three seasons as a video coach for Hockey Canada, working with Babcock during the 2014 Olympics, where Canada won the gold medal.

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