Ftorek, 64, has 1,186 games of professional hockey coaching experience, including 443 in the National Hockey League. Most recently, Ftorek was an Assistant Coach with the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League in 2013-14 and prior to that, his most recent head-coaching gig was with the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League from 2007-13. Ftorek currently holds an NHL coaching record of 229-157-13 along with 44 ties over six seasons with the Boston Bruins, Los Angeles Kings and New Jersey Devils.
Along with his head coaching experience, the United States Hockey Hall of Fame member also spent four seasons as an assistant with New Jersey and the Quebec Nordiques. Prior to his coaching career, Ftorek played 707 games of professional hockey in the NHL and World Hockey Association. His very first stop in his career came with the Virginia Wings of the AHL, back in 1972.
Head Equipment Manager
Jim Chesnut is entering his second year with the organization as the team’s Head Equipment Manager. In his position he handles all the daily equipment needs and requests of the players, while maintaining and managing his own inventory, as well as ensuring the Admirals locker room is kept in a professional manor.
Chesnut, a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, comes to Norfolk from the Mississippi RiverKings of the SPHL where he served as the Head Equipment Manager. He brings over 1,000 professional games experience as an equipment manager. The 2015-16 SPHL Equipment Manager of the Year, Chesnut spent three seasons with the RiverKings. With over 20 years experience in professional hockey, Chesnut spent time with the Tulsa Oilers (CHL), Augusta RiverHawks (CHL), Oklahoma City Blazers (CHL), and Lowell Lock Monsters (CHL), as well as several others.
Shawn Fliszar is entering his first season with the Admirals.
Strength & Conditioning Coach
Strength and Conditioning Coach
Cinq-Mars is entering his 18th season with the Admirals, part of his second stint with the team. He had spent nine seasons with the Admirals from 1997-98 until 2006-07 as Strength and Conditioning Coach, and then returned in the same capacity beginning in 2010-11.
During his hiatus from the Admirals, Cinq-Mars operated his own business, “Pro Fitness Training,” in Virginia Beach. He is a Maine native and attended college at the University of Rhode Island. Cinq-Mars, who has now lived in Virginia Beach for over 20 years, attended graduate school at Regent University.
|Orthopedist||Dr. R. Brick Campbell|
|Orthopedist||Dr. Patrick W. O’Connell|
|Orthopedist||Dr. Peter C. Jacobson|
|Orthopedist||Dr. Joel D. Stewart|
|Family Practice||Dr. David Woods|
|Neuropsychologist||Dr. Scott W. Sautter|
|Oral Surgeon||Dr. James Krochmal|
|Chiropractor||Dr. Brad Robinson|
|Chiropractor||Dr. David Milot|