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Brian Mahoney-Wilson

Goaltending Development Coach


Phone: (616) 774-4585


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Brian Mahoney-Wilson begins his fifth season as the Detroit Red Wings’ goaltending development coach, working with the Griffins, the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye and other Detroit prospects.

In 2016-17, Mahoney-Wilson mentored a Grand Rapids goaltending unit that backstopped a 100-point season before authoring a 15-4 record during the playoffs, resulting in the franchise’s second Calder Cup championship.

Before joining the pro ranks, the 34-year-old spent the 2015-16 season as an assistant coach at Notre Dame and helped the Fighting Irish reach the NCAA Tournament with a 19-11-7 record. Working with the special teams and goaltenders, he saw Irish netminders post a 2.28 goals against average and a 0.925 save percentage, both fourth-best in Hockey East.

In 2014-15, Mahoney-Wilson served as an assistant/goaltending coach with the United States Military Academy (AHA). The West Roxbury, Mass., native also has coaching experience with the South Shore Kings (USPHL) in 2013-14 as well as a number of goaltending programs in Massachusetts, including Stop It Goaltending, Massachusetts Crease and Lovell’s Hockey Schools.

San Jose’s ninth choice (288th overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Mahoney-Wilson appeared in 66 combined games during his junior career from 2004-07 with Walpole (EJHL), Lincoln (USHL), Newmarket (OPJHL) and Georgetown (OPJHL).

Mahoney-Wilson played four seasons (2007-11) at Lake Superior State (CCHA) and compiled a 27-41-15 record, a 2.95 goals against average and a 0.906 save percentage. Following his collegiate career, Mahoney-Wilson played one season as a professional in the Central Hockey League. In 28 games between Allen, Missouri and Bloomington, he totaled a 10-11-1 record, a 3.35 GAA and a 0.895 save percentage.

Mahoney-Wilson has family ties to the Red Wings organization. His grandfather, Larry Wilson, won the 1950 Stanley Cup with Detroit while appearing in 16 career games across two stints with the team (1949-50, 1952-53) and also coached the Red Wings for 36 games during the 1976-77 season. His great uncle, Johnny Wilson, coached the Red Wings for two seasons (1971-73) and played in 379 games with the team (1949-55, 57-59), winning four Stanley Cups (1950, 1952, 1954, 1955).

Brian and his wife, Keri, celebrated their wedding in the summer of 2017, shortly after the Griffins’ championship campaign concluded. They have two children, Teagan and Chase.

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