July 21st, 2021
WINDSOR, ON –
The Windsor Spitfires would like to thank Head Coach Trevor Letowski for an amazing six years with the club. The Windsor Spitfires organization is proud to announce that Trevor Letowski has accepted a role as Assistant Coach with the Montreal Canadiens. The NHL is the premier professional ice hockey league in the world and to be selected as a coach at this level is a tribute to Trevor’s capabilities.
Trevor has been instrumental in his leadership of the Windsor Spitfires during the past six seasons. Letowski has many coaching accolades both with the Spitfires and with Team Canada.
Before staring with the Spitfires, Trevor won a bronze medal with the Team Canada U18 squad.
Trevor then started as an associate coach with the club for the 2015-2016 season with Rocky Thompson as head coach and Jerrod Smith as assistant coach. The team had a record of 40-21-6-1 and clinched 5th in the conference and 2nd in the division.
During that winter, Letowski had the opportunity to be an assistant coach with Team Canada for the World Juniors, the team lost in the quarter final.
The following season with the Spitfires (2016-17) Letowski ran the leagues best penalty kill finishing with an 88.5% which set a new league record. The team went on to win its third Memorial Cup that year on home ice.
On July 15th 2017, Trevor was named the head coach of the Windsor Spitfires Hockey Club. During that year, Letowski also served as the Head Coach for the OHL All Star Super Series team vs Team Russia. That winter of 2017, Letowski was assistant coach with Team Canada for the World Juniors and brought home gold, he also ran the powerplay for the team which was the best in the tournament.
Over the course of 2017-2020, Letowski brought the club to a playoff appearance every season. During the 2020 season, Letowski also served as the associate coach for Team White at the Top Prospects Game.
Although the Windsor Spitfires are pleased that Trevor has achieved the recognition of coaching at the NHL level, we are sad to see him leave our organization. The Windsor Spitfires organization has a reputation of not only producing exceptional young hockey players, but during the past decade a number of our coaches and staff have moved on to the NHL level.
“I want to express my appreciation to the Windsor Spitfires organization for the opportunity to coach this program the past 6 years. I have truly come to love this city and will always feel like a part of this community. I was afforded a new opportunity I couldn’t pass up but it doesn’t make it easy to leave. I will miss the tight knit group of coaches, staff and players we have built here as well as the amazing fans. I would like to thank the ownership group and management for their constant support and trust. The environment that has been created here made it an honour and a pleasure to come to work every day and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to be a part of this group.” – Trevor Letowski
Thank you, Trevor Letowski.