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Foligno added as Wolves assistant

The Vancouver Canucks announced today the addition of Mike Foligno as an assistant coach of their AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves.

Foligno joins head coach Scott Arniel and assistant coach Nolan Baumgartner behind the bench.

Foligno most recently served as an assistant coach with the Anaheim Ducks from 2010-12. His NHL experience also includes time as an assistant in Colorado and Toronto.

The 53-year-old Foligno served as head coach of the AHL’s Hershey Bears over five seasons from 1998-2003 and compiled a record of 186-170-44, reaching the Calder Cup Playoffs each year. He then spent seven seasons (2003-10) as head coach of the Sudbury Wolves in the Ontario Hockey League.

The Sudbury, Ont., native was originally selected by the Detroit Red Wings with the third overall pick in the 1979 NHL Entry Draft. He produced 727 points in 1,018 NHL games over 15 seasons (1979-94) with Detroit, Buffalo, Toronto and Florida.