Dave Allison enters his first season with the Wolves after being named assistant coach on July 16, 2013. He brings 18 years of professional coaching experience to Chicago.
Allison served most recently as head coach of the American Hockey League’s Peoria Rivermen, where he led the team to a 33-35-5-3 record in 2012-13.
Prior to joining the Rivermen, the 54-year-old Allison spent time as a scout with the Pittsburgh Penguins and worked as a part of the player development team with the Colorado Avalanche.
Allison has accumulated a 232-214-25-28 mark during his seven seasons and 499 games as an AHL head coach with Peoria (2012-13), Iowa (2005-08), Milwaukee (2001-02), and Prince Edward Island (1994-96).
The Fort Francis, Ontario, native also had a 25-game stint as the interim head coach of the NHL’s Ottawa Senators during the 1995-96 season.
Allison enjoyed a 10-year professional career as a defenseman in the AHL, IHL, and NHL. He amassed 119 assists, 144 points, and 1,473 penalty minutes in 452 career AHL games with Nova Scotia, Sherbrooke, Newmarket, and Halifax spanning eight seasons from 1979 to 1985 and 1987-89. He skated in three NHL games with Montreal during the 1983-84 campaign.