King comes full circle, joins Canucks’ AHL staff

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Jason King is back with the Canucks.

King, the former Vancouver forward that recently transitioned into coaching, will join Travis Green’s staff in AHL Utica for the upcoming campaign, the Canucks announced on Tuesday.

Back in 2003, King enjoyed a brief spell of fame on the “Mattress Line” with Daniel and Henrik Sedin (two twins and a King, you see.) He scored 12 goals and 21 points that year, in 47 games played.

A serious concussion limited the 34-year-old to just 59 career NHL contests, though he did enjoy some quality campaigns in the German League and, finally, a couple of productive seasons with AHL St. John’s.

After retiring in 2013, King quickly moved into the coaching ranks and helped the IceCaps advance to the Calder Cup Final two years ago.

 

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