Wade Flaherty enters his third season with the Winnipeg Jets in his role as Goaltending Coach.
Flaherty joined the Jets for their inaugural season, working closely with Ondrej Pavelec and Chris Mason. Flaherty came to Winnipeg following three seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks as Developmental Goaltending Coach where he worked with Antti Niemi and Corey Crawford. The Terrace, BC native ended his playing career in 2008 after 19 seasons of professional hockey between the pipes.
During his pro career, Flaherty played in the IHL, ECHL, AHL, and NHL, including 120 games for the San Jose Sharks, New York Islanders, Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida Panthers, and Nashville Predators. 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.
Flaherty has a close connection to Winnipeg having spent three seasons with the Manitoba Moose in the AHL. In that time, Flaherty played in 112 games compiling a record of 62-36-9 and nine shutouts. The Moose reached the second round of the Calder Cup Playoffs in two of three seasons with Flaherty.