Former NHLer Brian Rolston to lead Little Caesars Youth hockey
Brian Rolston, who played with the New Jersey Devils and other NHL teams, will oversee strategic operations of the Little Caesars AAA hockey program.
Brian Rolston has been appointed director of Little Caesars Amateur Hockey.
Rolston, a Flint native who played 17 seasons in the NHL and won a Stanley Cup with the New Jersey Devils in 1995, replaces Darren Eliot, who left recently to take a similar position with the Vegas Golden Knights organization.
Rolston will oversee strategic operations of the Little Caesars AAA hockey program and manage the Little Caesars Amateur Hockey League and Little Caesars Farmington Hills Hockey Association.
“We are very fortunate to bring in Brian Rolston as the new Director of Little Caesars AAA hockey,” said Kris Draper, Detroit Red Wings assistant to the general manager in a statement. “Brian had a very successful NHL career, and when it was over he started giving back to our great game of hockey. We know he will take on his new role with the same passion he played and coached with.”
Rolston was Little Caesars AAA Midget Major coach this past season and has managed Rolston Hockey Academy in Oak Park since 2016.
“I am proud to have the opportunity to lead such an elite organization,” Rolston said. “Little Caesars has developed countless elite players, and I intend on continuing that culture moving forward.”
Rolston also played with the Boston Bruins, New York Islanders and Minnesota Wild and won an Olympic silver medal in 2002. He was inducted into the USA Hockey Hall of Fame with the 1996 U.S. World Cup of Hockey Championship team and played at Lake Superior State in 1991-92 and 1992-93.