Ferguson named Syracuse’s assistant GM.

Bob Ferguson has been named the assistant general manager of the Syracuse Crunch, the Ducks’ new American Hockey League affiliate.

The 55-year-old Ferguson was the assistant GM of the Iowa Chops in 2008-09, before the franchise folded, and spent last season as an amateur and college scout for the Ducks.

Prior to joining the Ducks, Ferguson spent nine years as a head coach in the professional ranks with the Indianapolis Ice of the then-International Hockey League (IHL), as well as the Florida Everblades and Augusta Lynx of the ECHL.

He is a three-time USA Hockey National Champion (Gold Cup), a five-time USHL Coach of the Year, a five-time USHL General Manager of the Year and two-time ECHL Coach of the Year. Before reaching the IHL, Ferguson coached in the United States Hockey League (USHL) for 17 seasons with the Sioux City Musketeers and Des Moines Buccaneers.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

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