New Detroit assistant coach Jim Hiller played 23 games with the Red Wings in 1992-93. (Marissa Baecker / Getty Images)
The Red Wings have hired Jim Hiller and Andrew Brewer as assistant coaches, the team announced Wednesday.
Hiller, who played 23 games with the Red Wings in 1992-93, had been the coach of the Tri-City Americans in the Western Hockey League since 2009. Hiller was also named WHL coach of the year for the 2011-12 season.
Brewer already has experience working under Red Wings coach Mike Babcock, as Brewer was part of Babcock’s Team Canada staff at the Sochi Olympics earlier this year. Brewer also spent the past three years as Hockey Canada’s video coach.
The Devils signed defenseman Andy Greene (Trenton) to a long-term extension Wednesday.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed
Greene, 31, who has spent his entire eight-year NHL career with the Devils, had one year remaining on his current contract at $3.5 million.
He had eight goals and 24 assists in 82 games last season.
... The Canadiens hired Dan Lacroix as an assistant and Rob Ramage as player development coach.
... The Blue Jackets signed forwards Jerry D’Amigo and Dana Tyrell to one-year, two-way (NHL/AHL) contracts.