Mike Grier retired in 2011. ©2014, Dan Hickling, Olean Times Herald

Mike Grier to coach team at All-American Prospects Game

BUFFALO – USA Hockey has named popular former Sabres winger Mike Grier and Ed Olczyk the coaches for the upcoming All-American Prospects Game.

Grier played 1,060 NHL games, including 241 with the Sabres over parts of four seasons. He retired in 2011.

The 39-year-old represented the U.S. in international competitions as a player. He was an on-ice instructor at the USA Hockey Boys’ Select 17 Player Development Camp in July.

Olczyk played 1,031 NHL games and coached Pittsburgh briefly. He’s currently an NBC broadcaster.

The game is Sept. 25 inside the First Niagara Center.

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