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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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I have been blessed to play for 16 years in the NHL; it has been an amazing ride. I would like to thank the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers organizations and owners for providing me the opportunity to play the sport I love for so many years. I could have never played for so long or accomplished all that I have without the unwavering love and support from my wife, Heather, our three sons, Ryan, Lucas, and Mason, and my parents.

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