Windsor Spitfires former captain joins coaching staff

Angelica Haggert
By Angelica Haggert February 9, 2018 10:12

By Angelica Haggert

Mike Weber was Windsor Spitfires captain during the 2006-2007 season. Weber returns to the team as assistant coach. Photo courtesy Windsor Spitfires.

A former captain of the Windsor Spitfires has joined the coaching staff.

Mike Weber was on the Spits roster from 2003-2007, playing in more than 200 regular season games. Weber served as team captain during the 2006-2007 season.

Announced last week, Weber re-joins the Spitfires as assistant coach, under the leadership of head coach Trevor Letowski. Letowski said the addition was a long time coming, saying Weber had always hinted at the potential in the future.

All the pieces kind of fell, it’s a good situation for everybody,” said Letowski. “It’s a no-brainer, with his career and the way he carries himself. I think he’s great for young players.” 

In the 2006 NHL draft, Weber was chosen 46th overall by the Buffalo Sabres and played more than 300 regular season games with them before moving on. Weber recently retired due to injury while playing for the Swedish Elite League. Weber said he is excited to “come home.”

“It’s a lot different than being a player, but it’s the same approach as I took as a player,” he said. “Work extremely hard and learn as much as possible.”

Angelica Haggert
By Angelica Haggert February 9, 2018 10:12

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