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Brian Mahoney-Wilson

Goaltending Development Coach


Phone: (616) 774-4585


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Brian Mahoney-Wilson begins his seventh season as the Detroit Red Wings’ goaltending development coach, working with the Griffins, the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye and other Detroit prospects.

In 2016-17, Mahoney-Wilson mentored a Grand Rapids goaltending unit that backstopped a 100-point season before authoring a 15-4 record during the playoffs, resulting in the franchise’s second Calder Cup championship.

Before joining the pro ranks, the 36-year-old spent the 2015-16 season as an assistant coach at Notre Dame and helped the Fighting Irish reach the NCAA Tournament with a 19-11-7 record. Working with the special teams and goaltenders, he saw Irish netminders post a 2.28 goals against average and a 0.925 save percentage, both fourth-best in Hockey East.

In 2014-15, Mahoney-Wilson served as an assistant/goaltending coach with the United States Military Academy (AHA). The West Roxbury, Mass., native also has coaching experience with the South Shore Kings (USPHL) in 2013-14 as well as several goaltending programs in Massachusetts, including Stop It Goaltending, Massachusetts Crease and Lovell’s Hockey Schools.

San Jose’s ninth choice (288th overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Mahoney-Wilson appeared in 66 combined games during his junior career from 2004-07 with Walpole (EJHL), Lincoln (USHL), Newmarket (OPJHL) and Georgetown (OPJHL).

Mahoney-Wilson played four seasons (2007-11) at Lake Superior State (CCHA) and compiled a 27-41-15 record, a 2.95 goals against average and a 0.906 save percentage. Following his collegiate career, Mahoney-Wilson played one season as a professional in the Central Hockey League. In 28 games between Allen, Missouri and Bloomington, he totaled a 10-11-1 record, a 3.35 GAA and a 0.895 save percentage.

Mahoney-Wilson has family ties to the Red Wings organization. His father, Randy Wilson, was drafted by Detroit in round seven, 109th overall, in the 1977 NHL Amateur Draft. His grandfather, Larry Wilson, won the 1950 Stanley Cup with Detroit while appearing in 16 career games across two stints with the team (1949-50, 1952-53) and coached the Red Wings for 36 games during the 1976-77 season. His great uncle, Johnny Wilson, coached the Red Wings for two seasons (1971-73) and played in 379 games with the team (1949-55, 57-59), winning four Stanley Cups (1950, 1952, 1954, 1955). Finally his uncle, Ron Wilson, was an NHL head coach with Anaheim (1993-97), Washington (1997-01), San Jose (2002-08) and Toronto (2008-12). Ron Wilson was also the head coach of two USA Olympic teams in 1998 and 2010.

Brian and his wife, Keri, celebrated their wedding in the summer of 2017, shortly after the Griffins’ championship campaign concluded. They have two children, Teagan and Chase.

Mahoney-Wilson's Coaching Record
Regular seasonPlayoffs
2013-14South ShoreUSPHLAsst./Goalie Coach----------------------
2014-15ArmyAHAAsst./Goalie Coach348224----0.294--------


Notre DameHockey EastAssistant Coach3719117----0.608--------
2016-17*Grand RapidsAHLGoalie Coach764723--150.658191540.789
2017-18Grand RapidsAHLGoalie Coach764225--270.6125230.400
2018-19Grand RapidsAHLGoalie Coach763827--740.5725230.400
2019-20+Grand RapidsAHLGoalie Coach632927--340.516--------
2020-21++Grand RapidsAHLGoalie Coach321612--310.563


2021-22Grand RapidsAHLGoalie Coach763335--620.487--------



*Won Calder Cup

+The final 13 games plus playoffs were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

++A delayed, shortened and no-playoffs season was held due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mahoney-Wilson's Playing Record
Regular SeasonPlayoffs









2007-08Lake Superior StateCCHA2161033.000----------
2008-09Lake Superior StateCCHA2571062.661----------
2009-10Lake Superior StateCCHA35131552.802----------
2010-11Lake Superior StateCCHA81514.300----------


PRO TOTALS28101113.350----------

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