April 5, 1957 |
Oakland, CA, USA
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)|
|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
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.
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.
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.
|1974–75||Edmonton Oil Kings||WCHL||1||0||0||0||5||—||—||—||—||—|
|1974–75||Spruce Grove Mets||AJHL||53||16||19||35||185||—||—||—||—||—|
|1977–78||Dayton/Grand Rapids Owls||IHL||45||20||18||38||67||—||—||—||—||—|
|1979–80||Grand Rapids Owls||IHL||9||1||4||5||32||—||—||—||—||—|
- "Worcester Sharks Head Coach Roy Sommer Collects 400th Win". Worcester Sharks. November 1, 2009. Archived from the original on October 5, 2011. Retrieved June 19, 2015.
- "Sommer sets career wins record with No. 637". American Hockey League. February 11, 2016.
- "SOMMER NAMED AHL COACH OF THE YEAR". American Hockey League. April 12, 2017.
- "Roy Sommer is a record-setting AHL coach, but his team would be lost without son Marley". The Hockey News. March 26, 2014. Retrieved June 19, 2015.