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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Nightingale added to Spartans' staff

MSU Press Release

Michigan State has announced that former Spartan Adam Nightingale has joined the MSU staff as the director of hockey operations.

He replaces Damon Whitten, who previously accepted a position as an assistant coach at Michigan Tech University.

“We’re thrilled that Adam is joining our staff,” noted Michigan State head coach Rick Comley. “A former captain, his returning ‘home’ gives us another member of our staff who our players can relate to and use as a resource. We’re excited for him, and for our program, as we move forward with Adam on our staff.”

Nightingale played for Michigan State for two seasons (2003-05) after transferring from Lake Superior State. A native of Cheboygan, Nightingale served as an alternate captain during both seasons, appearing in 67 games with a 12-10-22 scoring line and 67 penalty minutes.

He went on to a three-year professional career, first with the Greenville Grrrowl (2005-06) then onto the Charlotte Checkers from 2006-08. In 78 pro games, he had a 10-17-27 line with 171 PIM. During his hockey career, he played on the same teams as his brother, Jared, during both his years at Michigan State and during the 2007-08 in Charlotte. Jared Nightingale played last season for the Hartford Wolfpack.

Nightingale’s duties will include all team travel, as well as providing extensive video breakdown and scouting of both MSU and opponent video.

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