The Philadelphia Flyers added Gord Murphy to their staff as an assistant coach Wednesday and announced John Paddock will not return next season.
Murphy, 47, will be entering his 12th season as an NHL assistant coach. He was most recently an assistant coach for the Florida Panthers from 2010-13. He entered the coaching ranks in 2002 with the Columbus Blue Jackets following his retirement as a player, and held that job until June 2010.
"I'm very excited and really looking forward to the opportunity and challenge of working with the Flyers organization and with Craig Berube and his staff," Murphy said. "I couldn't be more thrilled for this opportunity for myself and my family coming back to Philly.
"As a former player and now the last 11 years in my role as an assistant coach, I consider myself a good teacher with a good balance of experience. I really look forward to working with and mentoring the defensemen everyday by having them continue to improve and get the Flyers to where we all want to be."