Adam Nightingale is serving as video coordinator for a U.S. Men’s National Team for the third consecutive year after serving in the same role for the 2017 (fifth) and 2018 (third) International Ice Hockey Federation Men’s World Championships.
This is the fourth time overall Nightingale will serve on a U.S. national team after filling the same capacity for the 2015 U.S. National Junior Team that finished fifth at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship in Montreal and Toronto, Canada.
Nightingale recently completed his second season with the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings. He was named to the position on May 3, 2017, after spending one season as video coach for the Buffalo Sabres, his first in the NHL.
Prior to his time with the Sabres, Nightingale served as head coach for the Shattuck St. Mary’s bantam team in Minnesota for two seasons (2014-16), winning a national championship in 2016. Nightingale joined Shattuck after spending four seasons (2010-14) as director of hockey operations for his alma mater, Michigan State University.
A native of Cheboygan, Mich., Nightingale played hockey collegiately at Lake Superior State University (2000-02) and Michigan State University (2003-05), totaling 37 points (18-19—37) and 160 penalty minutes in 118 games with the Lakers and Spartans. Nightingale spent parts of four seasons playing professionally in the ECHL, recording 27 points (10-17—27) and 171 penalty minutes in 78 games for the Gwinnett Gladiators, Greenville Grrrowl and Charlotte Checkers from 2004-08.
Nightingale and his wife, Kristin, have two sons, Trevor and Keeton and a daughter, Emmerson.