OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 14, 2011) - In conjunction with the Ottawa Senators, the Bell Sensplex announced today that former National Hockey League forward Peter Ambroziak has been appointed head of hockey development.
Ambroziak spent four seasons playing with the Ontario Hockey League's Ottawa 67's, before being drafted in the fourth round (72nd overall) in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres. Ambroziak played 12 games for the Sabres during the 1994-95 NHL season, earning one assist. He also spent parts of seven seasons (from 1991-98) in the American Hockey League, with the Rochester Americans, Albany River Rats, Cornwall Aces and Hershey Bears.
The Kanata native also spent parts of nine seasons playing in the International Hockey League, the United Hockey League, the Western Professional Hockey League and the Central Hockey League, before working for the Western States Hockey League's New Mexico Renegades.
Serving as the Renegades' head coach and director of hockey operations, Ambroziak helped in the development of youth hockey in New Mexico, creating the first competitive youth hockey program in the state.
In his new role at the Bell Sensplex, Ambroziak will be responsible for the design and execution of all on-ice Ottawa Senators hockey programs, including youth and adult hockey clinics, minor hockey association development agreements and a variety of other hockey camps hosted at the facility. He will also be responsible for training, hiring and mentoring all on-ice instructors.
In addition to in-season developmental programs, 26 camps are held annually as part of the Ottawa Senators summer hockey camps program. For more information on camps being held in the summer of 2011, please visit www.bellsensplex.ca.