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.
- Babcock expects Kadri to be ‘an elite player’ 5
- No expansion bid expected from Kansas City 11
- Leafs sign Matthias — one year, $2.3 million 11
- Report: Kopitar, Kings in ‘early stages of negotiations’ for extension 6
- Arbitration filed: Holtby, Nyquist & Stepan highlight list released by NHLPA 13
- Report: Plotnikov paid $500K to get out of KHL contract 14
- Philadelphia signs ’15 first rounder Provorov 12
- Brandon Saad brings championship experience to Blue Jackets 22
- Sharks sign Joel Ward to three-year deal 25
- Sabres lock up O’Reilly through 2022-23 74
- Blockbuster: Kessel traded to the Penguins (131)
- Trade: Flyers send Rinaldo to Bruins for 2017 third-rounder (105)
- Trade: Jackets land Saad; Anisimov and Dano headed to Chicago (93)
- Bypassing a buyout? Kings terminate Richards’ contract for ‘material breach’ (90)
- Sabres lock up O’Reilly through 2022-23 (74)