Jun 14, 2012, 4:06 PM EDT
The Winnipeg Jets turned back the clock on Thursday by bringing assistant coach Perry Pearn into the fold.
Pearn, 61, began his NHL coaching career with the “version 1.0″ Jets in 1995-96, serving under then-head man Terry Simpson.
(Fun fact: Winnipeg’s other assistant at the time was current Leafs bench boss Randy Carlyle.)
After serving time with the Jets, Pearn bounced from the Senators to the Rangers to the Canadiens. It was in Montreal where he was controversially fired just eight games into the 2011-12 season, viewed by many as a scapegoat after the Canadiens got off to their worst start to a season in 70 years.
According to a statement released on the Jets website, Pearn isn’t replacing anybody from last year’s staff, but rather adding to the dynamic. He’ll work under head coach Claude Noel along with assistants Charlie Huddy, Pascal Vincent, Tony Borgford and Wade Flaherty.
- How do Voracek, Giroux compare to the most expensive duos? 52
- Voracek turns monster season into massive eight-year deal 71
- Report: Canucks, Sutter closing in on five-year deal, north of $20M 28
- Voynov serving sentence at jail that once advertised it had flat screen TVs 45
- Report: Bernier and Leafs more than $2 million apart ahead of Friday’s arbitration hearing 12
- Flyers re-sign Couturier: six years, $26 million 41
- Benning calls Sutter a ‘foundation piece’ for Canucks 24
- Here’s a chart that shows which teams have been good/bad at drafting 42
- Penguins sign Fehr to three-year, $6 million contract 22
- Trade: Penguins send Sutter to Canucks for Bonino, Clendening 54
- Bettman says NHL would have to ‘consider’ putting Quebec City in the Western Conference (71)
- Voracek turns monster season into massive eight-year deal (71)
- Rangers sign Stepan — six years, $39 million (62)
- NBC Sports to broadcast 105 NHL games in 2015-16 (58)
- Trade: Penguins send Sutter to Canucks for Bonino, Clendening (54)