The Wranglers hope Power will light a fire under their power play units. (IIA Photography)
Power patrolled the blue line for three seasons with the Wranglers. (IIA Photography)
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He was a fan favorite and one of the few Wranglers defensemen to record a hat trick. On Monday, the team named Aaron Power assistant coach.
Power, 31, played nine seasons of professional hockey, three of which with were the Wranglers, before stepping down in 2012 to pursue a career as a firefighter.
Power, lethal on the power play, put up 28 goals and 55 assists for the Wranglers.
"I'm very excited to have Aaron join the team as an assistant coach, and having him will help in countless areas," Wranglers head coach and General Manager Mike Madill said. "As a player, Aaron was always a power play specialist, and those skills can be passed on to our players and will be something our team will benefit from."
In addition to his time in the ECHL, Power appeared with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers and Cleveland Barons of the American Hockey League (AHL).
"I played hockey professionally for a long time, and I still have that desire in me to be a part of it," Power said. "While I definitely miss playing, it was a decision I had to make so I could refocus that time and effort toward becoming a firefighter. I played with Mike [Madill] and became good friends with him."