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Mike Komisarek Returns As An Undergrad Assistant

Former Wolverine Mike Komisarek will join the Michigan hockey program as an undergrad assistant

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Announced today, former Wolverine Mike Komisarek will join Red Berenson's staff as an undergrad assistant.

Komisarek was the 7th overall pick in the 2001 draft and played two seasons at Michigan before turning pro. The prototype for a #1 defensemen, Komisarek was a tall, physical, engulfing one-on-one defender, earning CCHA All-Rookie honors as a freshman and CCHA Best Defensemen and 1st Team All-American as a sophomore.

After signing a pro contract, Komisarek played six seasons in Montreal and four in Toronto where he earned his only All-Star appearance in 2009 and served as an alternate captain on both teams. After leaving Toronto he played one season in Carolina.

After being cut by New Jersey in training camp this year, he decided to retire from professional hockey and return to Michigan and finish his degree.

Komisarek joins a staff with Coach Berenson, Billy Powers, Brian Wiseman, LJ Scarpace and Josh Blackburn, all former players at Michigan.