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Position  Center
Role  Ice hockey player
Career end  1987
Name  Roy Sommer
Career start  1977

Playing career  1977–1987
Weight  82 kg
Shot  Left
Height  1.83 m
Team  Worcester Sharks
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Born  April 5, 1957 (age 58) Oakland, CA, USA (1957-04-05)
Played for  Muskegon Lumberjacks (IHL) Indianapolis Checkers (IHL) Maine Mariners (AHL) Wichita Wind (CHL) Edmonton Oilers (NHL) Houston Apollos (CHL) Grand Rapids Owls (IHL) Spokane Flyers (PHL) Dayton/Grand Rapids Owls (IHL) Saginaw Gears (IHL)
NHL Draft  101st overall, 1977 Toronto Maple Leafs
Similar People  Bryan Lerg, Troy Grosenick, John McCarthy, Dylan DeMelo, Micheal Haley

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Roy A. Sommer (born April 5, 1957 in Oakland, California) is a former professional ice hockey player who played three games for the Edmonton Oilers of the NHL in 1981. He also served as an assistant coach of the San Jose Sharks. Since 1998, he has been the head coach of the American Hockey League affiliate of the Sharks, currently known as the San Jose Barracuda. As of 2017, he is the longest-tenured head coach with the same organization in the AHL.


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Sommer grew up in the San Francisco area where he played youth hockey for Skyline High School before moving to Calgary at age 17.

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Coaching career

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On November 1, 2009, while with the Worcester Sharks, Sommer became just the fourth head coach in AHL history to reach 400 wins.

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On February 10, 2016, while with the San Jose Barracuda, Sommer became just the winningest head coach in AHL history when he reached 637 wins. He surpassed Bun Cook who spent 19 seasons as a head coach in the AHL.

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He won the Louis A. R. Pieri Memorial Award as the AHL's coach of the year in 2017 after leading the San Jose Barracuda to the best regular season finish in the AHL's Pacific Division.

Personal life

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Sommer and his wife Melissa have a daughter Kira, who attends George Washington University, where she is a member of Forbidden Planet Productions, a student theater group, a son, Castan, who plays on the Holy Cross Crusaders men's ice hockey Team for the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, and Marley, who has Down syndrome.

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