September 1, 1963 |
Selkirk, MB, CAN
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
New Jersey Devils
Salt Lake Golden Eagles
St. John's Maple Leafs
Schwenningen Wild Wings
|NHL Draft||26th overall, 1981
|Men's ice hockey|
|Competitor for Canada|
|Bronze||1995 Sweden||Ice hockey|
He was drafted 26th overall by the Colorado Rockies in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft. The team later relocated to become the New Jersey Devils. He was later traded to the Calgary Flames. In total, he played 51 games, scoring 9 goals and 16 points.
Chernomaz made his final NHL appearance during the 1991-92 season. After one year with the IHL's Salt Lake Golden Eagles he played with the St. John's Maple Leafs in the AHL for two seasons where he was named the league's MVP in 1993-94. Chernomaz joined the Schwenningen Wild Wings of the DEL the following year and retired after the 1998-99 season to became the Wild Wings' head coach. In 2001 the Cologne Sharks hired Chernomaz as assistant coach under former New York Ranger Lance Nethery, whom Chernomaz replaced just four months into the season, leading the Sharks to the DEL finals where they defeated the Mannheim Eagles in five games; despite his success the club didn't extend Chernomaz' contract, and he signed with league rivals Augsburg Panthers. In 2003 Chernomaz joined the now-defunct Frankfurt Lions, again winning the league in his first season as the club's head coach. In the 2011/2012 season, he will be head coach for Bavarian DEL Team Ingolstadt Panthers.
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