By @MichaelCaples –
The Detroit Red Wings have added another Michigan name to the team’s management staff.
Livonia native Phil Osaer is joining Steve Yzerman’s growing team in Detroit, per an update on the Red Wings’ staff webpage.
Osaer will be the team’s head of goaltending scouting and development, having a hand both in selecting the Wings’ netminders of the future and guiding them once they’re part of the organizational depth chart.
The former Ferris State goaltender worked as a goaltending scout for Yzerman in Tampa Bay during the 2018-19 season.
Prior to that, he was USA Hockey’s first goaltending manager for the governing body’s American Development Model.
Osaer played for Ferris State from 1998-2001, earning All-CCHA and team most valuable player honors in 2001. A St. Louis Blues draft pick, Osaer played 12 seasons of professional hockey, earning call-ups with both the New York Rangers and Florida Panthers.
In 2014-15, he worked as the director of hockey operations for Michigan State’s hockey program before joining USA Hockey’s staff.