ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Anaheim Ducks have hired longtime junior hockey coach Mike Foligno as an assistant coach.
Foligno joined coach Randy Carlyle's staff on Thursday. He replaces Newell Brown, whose contract wasn't renewed.
Foligno spent the last seven seasons as the coach of the OHL's Sudbury Wolves, making the playoffs six times. He also served as the Wolves' general manager in his native Sudbury.
The No. 3 overall pick in the 1979 draft, Foligno played 15 years in the NHL, including nine seasons with the Buffalo Sabres.
Foligno also was an assistant coach in Colorado and Toronto, and got head coaching experience in the AHL, including five years in charge of the Hershey Bears.
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