Winnipeg Jets New Head Coach Paul Maurice

Introducing Paul Maurice —

Paul Maurice was announced as the Winnipeg Jets new Head Coach Sunday morning by GM Kevin Cheveldayoff after the release of Head Coach Claude Noel and Assistant Coach Perry Pearn.  

DOB: Jan.30, 1967     Hometown:  Sault Ste. Marie

Drafted by: Philadelphia     Round: 12   Overall: 252   Year: 1985  NHL Entry Draft

Paul Maurice played junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League for the  Windsor Spitfires (1984-1988).   He was then drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 12th round, 252nd overall, in the 1985 NHL entry draft.  Paul Maurice had his career cut short due to an eye injury and began coaching as an assistant with Windsor and Detroit shortly thereafter.

Before Paul Maurice moved the NHL level in the summer of 1995 as an Assistant Coach with the Hartford Whalers, he spent two seasons as Head Coach of the Ontario Hockey League’s Detroit Jr. Red Wings.  He compiled a regular-season record of 86-38-8 and won the 1995 OHL Championship and an appearance in the Memorial Cup in Kamloops, B.C.  

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1995:  Won the OHL Championship with the Detroit Jr. Red Wings

1995:  Finished in second place for the Matt Leyden Trophy awarded to the OHL “Coach of the Year”

2002:  Eastern Conference Champions and Stanley Cup Finalist

2010:  Became the youngest coach in NHL history to coach in 1000 games.

Paul Maurice

Paul Maurice talks about his 1st victory as a Jet         Photo by Shawn Coates

Paul Maurice, 46, has earned a career NHL coaching record of 460-457-167 in 14 seasons with the Hartford Whalers/Carolina Hurricanes franchise and the Toronto Maple Leafs. 

On Nov. 28, 2010 Maurice became the youngest coach in NHL history to coach 1,000 games.  In his first head coaching stint with the Hurricanes, Maurice guided Carolina to the 2002 Eastern Conference title and two Southeast Division crowns as well as four consecutive winning seasons from 1998-2002.  On March 16, 2010, he became just the 10th coach in NHL history to spend more than 800 games behind the bench for one franchise.

Prior to re-joining the Hurricanes he coached the Toronto Maple Leafs to a record of 76-66-22 during two full seasons from 2006-08.  Maurice earned a career-high in wins with Toronto during the 2006-07 season, leading the Maple Leafs to 40 victories, and recording his 300th NHL victory.

Most recently, Maurice spent the 2012-13 season as Head Coach of Magnitogorsk Metallurg of the KHL. After 52 games, the club earned a 27-13-12 record and 0.635 winning percentage.


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