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Sam Ftorek
Born (1974-11-30)November 30, 1974,
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
ECHL team Norfolk Admirals
Pro clubs AHL
Manchester Monarchs
Augusta Lynx
Mobile Mysticks
Greensboro Generals
Gwinnett Gladiators
Fresno Falcons
Cincinnati Cyclones
Kalamazoo Wings
Kloten Flyers
Bracknell Bees
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1998–2015

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.[1]

He played with the Kalamazoo Wings of the ECHL from 2009 to 2015.[2] 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.[3]

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.[4]

In 2018, he was elected to the ECHL Hall of Fame, but then returned to playing in the ECHL one month later for the team his father was coaching, the Norfolk Admirals.[5]

Awards and honors[]

Award Year
All-ECHL First Team 2013–14 [6]
ECHL Hall of Fame 2018 [7]


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