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. Robbie’s son, Sam, is currently the head coach of the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs of the Southern Professional Hockey League.
Head Equipment Manager
Jim Chesnut is entering his first 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.
Athletic Trainer, MS, ATC, LAT, CSCS
Koryd Lavimoniere is entering his second season with the Admirals after joining during the Summer of 2016. In his position, Lavimoniere oversees the daily medical needs, designs rehabilitation programs, treatment modalities, taping and implementing strength and conditioning programs. He is also responsible for communicating with the team doctors and maintains his own budgeting and inventory.
With three years of professional training experience, Lavimoniere was the athletic trainer for the Louisiana IceGators of the Southern Professional Hockey League last year, working alongside current Admirals equipment manager David Roper. Prior to his head professional experience, Koryd completed internships with the Peoria Rivermen, Portland Pirates and Texas Stars of the American Hockey League from 2013-2016.
A graduate of both Sacred Heart and Westfield State Universities, Lavimoniere completed his Master of Science in Exercise Science and Nutrition in May of 2015 and Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training in December of 2012.
Director of Player Personnel
Paul is the Director of Player Personnel for the Norfolk Admirals, the ECHL affiliate of the Milwaukee Admirals and Nashville Predators. In this role, he is directly involved in a range of personnel decisions and team management activities, including: negotiating contracts, scouting players, and managing the salary cap.
Paul is also an Adjunct Professor at Endicott College in Greater Boston, where he teaches in the Sports Management Department at The Van Loan School for Graduate & Professional Studies.
Previously, Paul enjoyed a nearly 20-year career as a National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) Certified Agent. He was a founding partner of The Orr Hockey Group, one of the sport’s most venerable agencies, where he represented some of the game’s most recognizable stars as well as twice representing the No. 1 overall selection in the NHL Entry Draft.. As an agent, Paul was responsible for all aspects of his clients’ business affairs, including employment contracts, endorsement deals, and a wide range of financial matter
Paul holds a law degree from Suffolk University in Boston, MA, and an undergraduate degree from Princeton University. Prior to becoming a professional hockey agent, Paul played two seasons of professional hockey for the Hampton Roads Admirals and was member of the 1992 Riley Cup Champions.
Strength & Conditioning Coach
Strength and Conditioning Coach
Cinq-Mars is entering his 17th 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|