John Wroblewski (Neenah, Wis.) will serve as the head coach of the U.S. Women's National team for the 2022-23 season after leading the national team for the first time at the 2022 IIHF Women's World Championship.
Wroblewski joins the U.S. Women’s National Team following two years (2020-2022) as the head coach of the Ontario (Calif.) Reign of the AHL and four seasons (2016-2020) as a head coach with USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program.
Over his four years with the NTDP, the program reached its first USHL playoff berth since 2012, its first-ever USHL Eastern Conference Finals appearance (2018) and a top-three finish in all 12 international tournaments entered. From 2016-18, Wroblewski led his team to 33-consecutive international victories. Wroblewski also oversaw the development of 29 NHL Draft picks, including Jack Hughes, who was selected first overall by the New Jersey Devils in the 2019 NHL Draft.
At the International Ice Hockey Federation level, Wroblewski served as head coach for the U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team twice, guiding the U.S. to one gold-medal (2017) and one bronze-medal finish (2019).
Wroblewski previously served as head coach of the USHL’s Youngstown Phantoms for a season (2015-16) and also spent time on the coaching staffs of the AHL’s Rochester Americans (2013-15), ECHL’s Gwinnett Gladiators (2011-2013) and the ECHL’s Wheeling Nailers (2010-11).
The Neenah, Wisconsin, native began his coaching career as an intern assistant coach with the NTDP and was promoted to a full-time assistant coach the following season, a position he held from 2008-10.
Wroblewski, a player on the inaugural NTDP roster in 1997, skated four years with the University of Notre Dame (1999-2003). He went on to play four years (2003-07) professionally with the ECHL’s Fresno Falcons, recording 125 points (65-60) in 273 career games.