SPOKANE -- The Spokane Chiefs finalized their hockey staff on Tuesday when they announced the re-signing of assistant coach Jon Klemm and Director of Player Personnel Chris Moulton.
The Chiefs have also announced that goaltending coach Denis Sproxton, athletic therapist/strength coach Todd Daniels and equipment manager Kacee Coberly will return for the 2010-11 season.
“I’m excited about working with a new staff,” Chiefs head coach Don Nachbaur said. “I’m also looking forward to training camp, getting to know the guys and working with them throughout the year.”
Klemm returns to the staff for his second season as assistant coach, joining the newly appointed Nachbaur on the Chiefs bench.
“Jon will be a calming influence on the group because of his experience playing in the WHL, here in Spokane and the NHL. Anytime a guy has played at that level for that many years it speaks to his character. His experience is invaluable, especially working with the defensemen,” Nachbaur said.
“Last year was a learning experience and I thought I learned a lot. I knew it would be a lot of work, but until you’ve been there you don’t really know the preparation that goes forth to make sure your group of players is ready to play every night,” Klemm said.
“I’m excited to improve as a coach and try to make our hockey club better.”
Klemm signed a two-year deal, while Moulton inked a three-year contract.
The Chiefs open their annual fall camp with ice sessions on August 26th. The Red-White Scrimmage is scheduled for 1pm at Veterans Memorial Arena on August 29th.