Pittis, who had a pro career spanning 19-years and over two continents, will serve as an Assistant Coach for the Stockton Heat after serving the Calgary Flames as a Skills and Development Coach.
The Calgary, Alberta native played 86 NHL games with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Buffalo Sabres, Edmonton Oilers and Nasville Predators and is also a 309 game AHL alum, scoring 109 goals and 342 points. His best American Hockey League season came in 1998-99 while with the Rochester Americans when Pittis scored 38 goals and 104 points winning the John B. Sollenberger Trophy as the AHL’s leading scorer.
In 2004-05, Pittis went overseas to Switzerland where he’d eventually win two league championships, a Champions Hockey League Championship, and at the international level, won a Spengler Cup while representing Team Canada.
Pittis’ coach in Zurich, Bob Hartley, brought him back to North America as a member of the Flames staff in 2013-14 and is set for his first season as an Assistant Coach with the Heat in 2014-15.