After making the playoffs for the first time since their move from Atlanta, the Jets have re-upped with all of Paul Maurice’s coaching staff.
Assistants Charlie Huddy and Pascal Vincent have inked new contracts, along with goalie coach Wade Flaherty. All signed three-year extensions.
In related news, the Jets have also announced that Rick St. Croix is coming aboard as the club’s goalie development coach.
It’s not surprising that Winnipeg GM Kevin Cheveldayoff kept Maurice’s staff in the fold. They were not only responsible for last year’s postseason berth, but also played a role in Maurice finishing fourth in Jack Adams voting for NHL coach of the year. Maurice received six first-place votes — tied with Nashville’s Peter Laviolette, who was a finalist.