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 professional ice hockey player who played for the Edmonton Oilers of the NHL. He also served as an assistant coach of the San Jose Sharks. Since 1998, he has been the head coach of the San Jose Barracuda, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Sharks. Currently, he is the longest-tenured head coach in the AHL.
On November 1, 2009, Sommer became just the fourth head coach in AHL history to reach 400 wins.
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.
- "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.