NOLAN PRATT JOINS SPRINGFIELD COACHING STAFF
Springfield, MA – The Springfield Falcons, proud members of the American Hockey League, announced today that Nolan Pratt has been hired as an assistant coach for the Falcons by Springfield’s National Hockey League affiliate, the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Pratt joins the Falcons coaching staff, where he will work with Head Coach Rob Riley and returning Assistant Coach Brad Larsen, following a 14-year playing career as a defenseman that included 11 NHL seasons.
Hartford’s fifth pick, 115th overall in the 1993 Entry Draft, he registered 9-56-65 and 537 penalty minutes in 592 career NHL games with Hartford/Carolina, Colorado, Tampa Bay and Buffalo from 1996-08. He helped the Lightning win the Stanley Cup championship in 2003-04. After spending the 2007-08 season with the Sabres, Pratt played in the KHL for Amur Khabarovsk from 2008-10 before wrapping up his career with Lukko in Finland last season.
Pratt started his pro playing career with the Springfield Falcons during the 1995-96 campaign where he helped the Falcons earn a Northern Division championship that season. Pratt returned to the Falcons for the 1996-97 campaign as well helping Springfield reach the Calder Cup Semifinal round.
The Falcons continue to offer a variety of affordable season ticket packages for the 2011-2012 campaign. Ticket plans range from all 38 home games to a selection of mini plans including 22 and 14 game plans. The Falcons also offer Flex Packs in denominations of 44 tickets and 12 tickets. For more information, call the Falcons Office at 413-739-3344.