Pittsburgh Penguins Hire IceDogs Assistant Coach Andrew Fritsch
NIAGARA, ON – The Pittsburgh Penguins have announced the hiring of Niagara IceDogs Assistant Coach, Andrew Fritsch. He will join the Penguins organization in the Development Department as a Skills Consultant.
Prior to his coaching career Fritsch spent five seasons in the OHL as a player from 2009-2014, including a two year stint with the Niagara IceDogs to kick off his OHL career. He would also play a season in Owen Sound and three seasons with the Soo Greyhounds. Following his overage year with the Greyhounds, Fritsch would commit to St. Thomas University, before transferring to the Laurier Golden Hawks after two seasons.
After his playing career would come to end in 2018, Fritsch would join the Brantford 99ers U16 AAA team as a Assistant Coach. He would then spend the next three seasons serving as a Skills Coach between the Brantford 99ers in the OJHL and the Laurier Golden Hawks in the OUA. Fritsch was then hired by the Niagara IceDogs prior to the 2022-2023 OHL season where he spent the entire season serving as an Assistant Coach.
“We are very excited for Andrew, he has an exceptional eye for talent and detail. Andrew will most definitely excel in this roll with the Penguins” noted, Darren DeDobbelaer.
The Niagara IceDogs would like to thank Andrew for his dedication and contributions to the organization. We wish him all the best in Pittsburgh and in any future endeavours.