Jim Nahrgang

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Jim Nahrgang
Born (1951-04-17) April 17, 1951 (age 66)
Millbank, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for Detroit Red Wings
NHL Draft 86th overall, 1971
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 1974–1978
Jim Nahrgang
Sport(s) Ice hockey
Biographical details
Alma mater Michigan Tech University
Playing career
1970–1974 Michigan Tech
Position(s) Defenseman
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1978–1982 Michigan Tech (Assistant)
1982–1985 Michigan Tech
Head coaching record
Overall 56–62–3 (.475)

James Herbert Nahrgang (born April 17, 1951 in Millbank, Ontario and raised in Kitchener, Ontario) is a retired professional ice hockey player who played 57 games in the National Hockey League. He played for the Detroit Red Wings.


After retiring as a player in 1978 Nahrgang joined the staff at his alma mater as an assistant, remaining with Michigan Tech until John MacInnes retired in 1982. Nahrgang was named as MacInnes' replacement and served three years as head coach before resigning in February 1985.[1] During his tenure the Huskies declined each year and also moved from the CCHA back to their previous conference, the WCHA.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Michigan Tech Huskies (CCHA) (1982–1984)
1982–83 Michigan Tech 22–17–1 20–12–0 4th CCHA Quarterfinals
1983–84 Michigan Tech 19–21–1 14–16–0 t-5th CCHA Quarterfinals
Michigan Tech: 41–38–2 34–28–0
Michigan Tech Huskies (WCHA) (1984–1985)
1984–85 Michigan Tech 15–24–1 13–20–1 8th WCHA Quarterfinals
Michigan Tech: 15–24–1 13–20–1
Total: 56–62–3

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-WCHA Second Team 1972–73 [2]
All-WCHA First Team 1973–74 [2]
AHCA West All-American 1973–74 [3]
All-NCAA All-Tournament Team 1974 [4]


  1. ^ "Michigan Tech Huskies 2002 Hockey yearbook" (PDF). Michigan Tech Huskies. Retrieved 2017-05-26. 
  2. ^ a b "WCHA All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Men's Ice Hockey Award Winners" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved June 11, 2013. 
  4. ^ "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 

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