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Jets add three to coaching staff

Friday, 07.15.2011 / 1:31 PM / 2011 Offseason News

By Emily Kaplan - NHL.com Staff Writer

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Jets add three to coaching staff
The Winnipeg Jets have announced three additions to coach Claude Noel's staff -- assistant coach Charlie Huddy, goaltending coach Wade Flaherty and video coach Tony Borgford.

Huddy, 52, has been an assistant coach in the NHL for the past 12 seasons with the Rangers, Oilers and Stars. He was with the Oilers from 2000-09, including the Oilers' run to the 2006 Stanley Cup Final.

Huddy played 18 years in the NHL, for the Oilers, Kings, Sabres and Blues. He was a part of all five Stanley Cup winners in Edmonton, and had 453 points in 1,017 games.

Flaherty, 43, joins the Jets following three seasons as the Blackhawks' developmental goaltending coach. He played 19 seasons of professional hockey, including 120 games in the NHL, with the Sharks, Islanders, Lightning, Panthers and Predators.

Flaherty played for Noel in 2003-04 with the Milwaukee Admirals, a season that ended with the Admirals winning the Calder Cup and Flaherty taking home playoff MVP honors.

He also has Winnipeg ties, having played three seasons with the Manitoba Moose in the AHL.

Borgford, 37, has worked with the Atlanta Thrashers since the team's inception in 1999 and joined the hockey operations department in 2000. Borgford became the video coordinator/coach in 2002.
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That's a really tough thing to play through; when you finally are thrown out there, the game is fast, intense, every single play matters, you've got to find a way to play through that and make smart plays. So it's a huge testament to [Vermette] and some other individuals in our locker room that are putting their own ego, their own wants and needs aside, and are ready for those opportunities when they do come.

— Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews on teammate Antoine Vermette, who returned from being a healthy scratch in Game 3 to score the double-overtime winner in Game 4