Adam Mair and Mike Weber join Amerks staff as assistant coaches

Seth Appert rounds out his AHL coaching staff

New Rochester Amerks head coach Seth Appert finalized his coaching staff today. The club announced that two former Sabres players in Adam Mair and Mike Weber will be his assistant coaches.

Mair has been a Sabres player development coach for the past five years. He also spent part of last season on the Amerks coaching staff. He stepped in for Chris Taylor when he was moved up the Sabres staff with Don Granato’s illness.

Prior to that he spent two years coaching at the Academy of Hockey under Kevyn Adams.

Weber, on the other hand, is technically an outside hire for the organization. He spent the last two years as an assistant coach for the Windsor Spitfires of the OHL.

It’ll be interesting to see how the new staff develops players in the AHL with the shift in focus. Under Adams, the Sabres want their AHL affiliate to return to making player development their priority.