UTICA, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – Last week Utica Comets Assistant Coach Sergei Brylin was promoted to the coaching staff of the New Jersey Devils. That promotion left an opening at the AHL level, which Devils General Manager Tom Fitzgerald announced today would be filled by Andrew Brewer, a coach who has been a member of three separate NHL coaching staffs since 2014.

Brewer, a New Brunswick native, has worked closely with Hockey Canada as a Video Coach and even has a pair of gold medals to his name, one with the 2014 Canadian Olympic Men’s Hockey Team and one with Team Canada from the 2016 World Championship. He has also spent time as a Video Coach with the Detroit Red Wings and Florida Panthers and as an Assistant Coach with the Toronto Maple Leafs. In his time with the Panthers over the last two seasons, Brewer worked with recently hired Devils Associate Coach Andrew Brunette, helping that team to a first-place finish in the Atlantic Division and a President’s Cup Trophy win as the team with the most points in the entire NHL.

The new Assistant Coach with Utica rounds out a coaching staff under Head Coach Kevin Dineen that includes Assistant Coach Ryan Parent, Goaltending Coach Brian Eklund, and Video Coach Josh Gagnon in preparation for the start of the season in October.