John Wroblewski enters his second season as an assistant coach of the Rochester Americans in 2014-15 after being named to the position on August 7, 2013.
In his first season as a member of the Amerks coaching staff in 2013-14, Wroblewski helped guide the Amerks to a record of 37-28-6-5 (85 points) and a berth in the American Hockey League’s Calder Cup Playoffs. Over the course of the season, a total of 16 different players appeared in games for both the Amerks and Sabres as the Rochester coaching staff continued to successfully develop NHL players.
Wroblewski joined the Amerks after spending the previous two seasons as head coach of the ECHL’s Gwinnett Gladiators, where he compiled a record of 84-46-9-5 while leading the Gladiators to a pair of South Division titles and posting the highest points-percentage in the Eastern Conference during that span. In 2011-12, Wroblewski was a co-recipient of the John Brophy Award as the ECHL’s Coach of the Year. Prior to joining the Gladiators, he spent the 2010-11 season as assistant coach with the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL), helping guide the team to the Eastern Conference Finals.
A native of Neenah, Wisconsin, Wroblewski began his coaching career with the USA Hockey Under 18 National Team Development Program (NTDP) from 2007 to 2010. In 2010, he helped the NTDP capture the gold medal in Minsk, Belarus at the IIHF U-18 World Championship.
As a player, Wroblewski spent four seasons with the Fresno Falcons of the ECHL, recording 125 points (65+60) in 273 career games. Prior to his professional career, he played four seasons with the University of Notre Dame (1999-2003), where he served as a team captain his senior year and was named MVP by his teammates in 2003. In four years at Notre Dame, Wroblewski recorded 64 points (29+35) in 144 career games. He was a finalist for college hockey’s Humanitarian Award.