Sharks Name Brian Wiseman As Assistant Coach

SAN JOSE, CA – The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) announced today that Brian Wiseman has been named as an Assistant Coach on Head Coach David Quinn’s staff.

Wiseman, 51, previously served as Assistant Coach for the Edmonton Oilers for the past three seasons (2019-22), working under Head Coaches Dave Tippett and Jay Woodcroft.

With Edmonton, Wiseman focused on the team’s Offensive strategies, working with the team’s forwards with an additional focus on face-offs, and Collaborating with the coaching staff on general game preparation and pre-scouting their opponents.

During that span, Edmonton posted a 121-71-17 record (.620 points percentage) and was 12th in the NHL in wins, 8th in goals scored (691), and T-12th in faceoff percentage (50.3%). The team advanced to the Western Conference Final in 2022 and they were third in goals-per game (4.06) among all playoff teams.

Prior to working in Edmonton, Wiseman spent eight seasons as an Assistant Coach at the University of Michigan, including an appearance in the 2018 Frozen Four.

Wiseman also served as an Assistant Coach with the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League in 2010-11, helping the team reach the Calder Cup Final, Princeton University in 2003-04, and served as the video Coach in 2002-03 with the Dallas Stars.

As a professional player, Wiseman appeared in three games for the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1996-97, and primarily played in the International Hockey League with the Chicago Wolves and Houston Aeros, appearing in 375 games. He won the Turner Cup in the IHL in the 1998-99 season with Houston where he led the league in points and was named the IHL’s Most Valuable Player in both the regular season and postseason. He also played one season for the St. John’s Maple Leafs (AHL), scoring 95 points (33 goals, 62 assists) in 71 games.

He spent his collegiate career with the University of Michigan over four years, named as Captain for his senior season and collected 249 points (84 goals, 165 assists) in 166 NCAA games. He was named the NCAA Rookie of the Year in 1990-91, and was a Hobey Baker Finalist in 1993-94.

Wiseman was inducted into the Chatham Sports Hall of Fame in 2007.


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