SPOKANE -- The Spokane Chiefs officially announced Don Nachbaur as the team's new head coach at a press conference on Wednesday at Veterans Memorial Arena.
KREM 2 Sports was the first to announce on Tuesday that Nachbaur would be put in charge.
Nachbaur most recently resigned as the head coach of the Binghamton Senators of the American Hockey League, citing personal reasons. Before his time in the AHL, he was the head coach for the Tri-City Americans (2003-2009) and Seattle Thunderbirds (1994-2000). He also served as an assistant for the Philadelphia Phantoms of the AHL for two season (2000-2002).
Nachbaur is one of the most accomplished coaches in Western Hockey League history, logging more than 400 career wins. He was twice named the league's coach of the year (1994-94 and 2007-08).
While he's never coached in the National Hockey League, Nachbaur played parts of eight seasons for the Hartford Whalers, Edmonton Oilers, and Philadelphia Flyers. He recorded 69 points and 465 PIM in 223 career NHL games.
Nachbaur takes over for Hardy Sauter. Sauter's contract was not renewed after two seasons as head coach in Spokane.
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