Northern Michigan hires USHL assistant coach Peruzzi to same role with Wildcats



Northern Michigan has introduced that Nick Peruzzi has been named a brand new assistant coach for the Wildcats.

“We’re very excited so as to add Nick to our teaching employees,” NMU coach Grant Potulny mentioned in an announcement. “All through the interview course of, Nick displayed his information and fervour for the sport. His power, preparation and work ethic stood out when he was on campus. Nick is a Michigan native that comes from a household of coaches that’s properly schooled within the wealthy historical past of NMU hockey. His ties to the realm ought to serve us properly within the recruitment of future Wildcats from our house state.”

Peruzzi has spent the final yr and a half serving because the affiliate head coach of the USHL’s Lincoln Stars.

“I’m very excited to hitch the Northern Michigan College household and Wildcats’ employees, and thank Grant Potulny, Byron Pool, and the remainder of the hockey employees for offering me this chance,” Peruzzi mentioned. “I need to make a optimistic contribution to this system by making our gamers higher, and I’m proud to be half of a faculty hockey program with a longstanding historical past of success, participant improvement, and custom. I hope to make use of my previous teaching expertise within the USHL, NAHL, and AAA to construct upon the nice program already established by Grant, Byron, and the remainder of the Northern Michigan hockey employees & College.”

Previous to his time in Lincoln, Peruzzi was an assistant coach and director of scouting for the USHL’s Youngstown Phantoms from 2017 to 2020. Peruzzi additionally had stints teaching with the NAHL’s Aston Rebels, Oakland Jr. Grizzlies U16/U18 AAA groups, and was a scout for the USHL’s Fargo Pressure.

On high of his expertise on the junior hockey degree, Peruzzi has been a abilities and improvement coach for TPH & Professional Influence, primarily based out of Detroit, since 2016.

“Throughout the interview course of, I used to be actually impressed with the imaginative and prescient Grant has established for the NMU hockey program,” Peruzzi mentioned. “It helps the college’s mission and imaginative and prescient demonstrated by the innovation, investments and renovations occurring round campus and, particularly, inside the hockey program. It should present large benefits for our present and future student-athletes. As well as, the Marquette group is the best. Not many locations examine by way of the standard of individuals, help, lifestyle, and the breathtaking surroundings.

“I’m very grateful to be part of it.”


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