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Jets coaching staff agree to contract extensions

Thursday, 14.06.2012 / 3:28 PM / News Articles
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Jets coaching staff agree to contract extensions
The Winnipeg Jets are pleased to announce today Assistant Coaches Charlie Huddy, Pascal Vincent, Wade Flaherty and Tony Borgford have all agreed to contract extensions. As well, St. John\u2019s IceCaps Assistant Coach Mark Morrison has also agreed to a contract extension.


The Winnipeg Jets are pleased to announce today Assistant Coaches Charlie Huddy, Pascal Vincent, Wade Flaherty and Tony Borgford have all agreed to contract extensions. As well, St. John’s IceCaps Assistant Coach Mark Morrison has also agreed to a contract extension.

Huddy, 53, has been an Assistant Coach in the NHL for the past 13 seasons with the New York Rangers, Edmonton Oilers, Dallas Stars and Winnipeg Jets. After an 18-year NHL career as a defenseman, Huddy used his skill and experience to lead the Jets defense core last season. The Oshawa, ON native’s longest coaching tenure was with the Edmonton Oilers as an Assistant Coach from 2000-2009, during which time he helped the Oilers reach the Stanley Cup Finals in 2006. Huddy had an 18-year playing career as a professional where he won the Stanley Cup five times (’84, ’85, ’87, ’88, ’90), each one with the Edmonton Oilers, and played in 1017 NHL games for the Oilers, Los Angeles Kings, Buffalo Sabres, and St. Louis Blues.

Vincent, 40, just completed his first NHL coaching assignment as an Assistant Coach with the Jets during the 2011-12 season. Vincent was responsible for the Jets forwards and executed the team’s powerplay. Prior to his time with the Jets, Vincent was a Head Coach in the QMJHL for the past 12 seasons with the Montreal Juniors and Cape Breton Screaming Eagles. Vincent coached the Montreal Juniors to the second best record in the QMJHL at 46-12-10.

Flaherty, 44, joined the Jets for their inaugural season as the Goaltending Coach, working closely with Ondrej Pavelec and Chris Mason. The Terrace, BC native has a close connection to Winnipeg after three seasons with the Manitoba Moose. Flaherty played one season under Winnipeg Jets Head Coach Claude Noel in 2003-04 when Noel and Flaherty won the Calder Cup with the Milwaukee Admirals and Flaherty earned playoff MVP honours.

Borgford, 38, came to the Jets last season after working with the Atlanta Thrashers since the team’s inception in 1999. As the Video Coach, Borgford is responsible for video analysis of all pre-scout and game film, breaking down opponents’ systems and tendencies. The native of Regina, SK also played college hockey at Mercyhurst College in 1998-99 prior to joining the Thrashers.

Morrison, 49, joined newly appointed Head Coach Keith McCambridge behind the bench in St. John’s, NL for their first season as the IceCaps. The IceCaps finished first in the Atlantic Division with 94 points until they were eventually eliminated from the playoffs in the third round against the Norfolk Admirals. Morrison began his coaching career in 2005-06 as an Assistant Coach of the Salmon Kings but took over as the Head Coach after 27 games. Morrison then led the Salmon Kings to a record of 173-133-27 and four playoff series wins.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 NSH 64 41 16 7 192 155 89
2 ANA 64 40 17 7 189 177 87
3 STL 63 40 18 5 197 159 85
4 CHI 64 38 21 5 188 152 81
5 WPG 64 32 20 12 179 172 76
6 VAN 62 36 23 3 180 167 75
7 MIN 62 33 22 7 176 161 73
8 CGY 62 33 25 4 175 160 70
9 LAK 62 29 21 12 166 162 70
10 SJS 64 31 25 8 179 181 70
11 COL 63 27 25 11 167 182 65
12 DAL 63 27 26 10 196 210 64
13 ARI 63 20 36 7 138 214 47
14 EDM 63 18 35 10 143 208 46

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Ladd 64 22 30 14 52
B. Little 64 24 27 11 51
B. Wheeler 62 17 29 14 46
D. Byfuglien 64 15 27 8 42
M. Perreault 56 18 18 3 36
M. Scheifele 64 10 26 3 36
M. Frolik 64 13 20 4 33
D. Stafford 58 11 17 -19 28
J. Tlusty 54 13 11 -18 24
E. Kane 37 10 12 -1 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Hutchinson 19 7 5 .919 2.29
O. Pavelec 13 13 7 .909 2.60
 
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