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Canucks name veteran NHL assistant Perry Pearn to coaching staff

Monday, 08.11.2014 / 1:25 PM / News

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Canucks name veteran NHL assistant Perry Pearn to coaching staff

VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Canucks have hired Perry Pearn as an assistant coach.

Pearn joins the new Vancouver staff led by head coach Willie Desjardins.

The 63-year-old from Stettler, Alta., has spent over 19 NHL seasons as an assistant coach with Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal and the New York Rangers.

His NHL coaching career began in 1995-96 with Winnipeg, and he spent the past two seasons with the Jets.

"We are very excited to name Perry to our staff today," Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning said in a statement. "Perry brings a wealth of experience and knowledge at the NHL level to our organization."

On the international stage, Pearn coached Canada to gold at the 1993 world junior championship. He also served as an assistant on championship-winning Canadian teams in 1990 and 1991.

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