|Born||November 30, 1974,|
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
|6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
|ECHL team||Norfolk Admirals|
Sam Ftorek (born November 30, 1974) is an American former professional ice hockey defenseman, who last played with the Norfolk Admirals of the ECHL. He is the son of former NHL player and coach Robbie Ftorek.
He played with the Kalamazoo Wings of the ECHL from 2009 to 2015. On June 18, 2015, Ftorek announced his retirement from professional hockey after 17 seasons and was announced as an assistant coach with the Kalamazoo Wings.
On April 29, 2016, after one season as an assistant coach in Kalamazoo, he was named the first head coach of the Southern Professional Hockey League's Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs, but was removed from the position during his second season.
Awards and honors
|All-ECHL First Team||2013–14|||
|ECHL Hall of Fame||2018|||
- Sam Ftorek player profile (2013-04-15). Retrieved on 2013-04-15.
- Sam Ftorek named Kalamazoo assistant coach. MLive.com (2015-06-18). Retrieved on 2015-06-18.
- Ftorek Named First Head Coach In Rail Yard Dawgs History. Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs (April 29, 2016).
- At 43, Sam Ftorek veers from coaching to play for his dad and the Norfolk Admirals. The Virginian-Pilot (February 15, 2018).
- The ECHL - Premier 'AA' Hockey League | All-ECHL First Team announced
- 11TH CLASS OFFICIALLY JOINS ECHL HALL OF FAME (January 19, 2018).
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or ESPN.com, or Eurohockey.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
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