Rob Cookson
Calgary Flames - Assistant Coach
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Rob Cookson will enter his eighth year with the Flames coaching staff this fall after three seasons as Video Coach with the Philadelphia Flyers. Cookson, a native of Lacombe, Alberta, has an impressive resume of coaching and technical experience in the hockey world. Before joining the Flyers, he served as an Assistant Coach for the Canadian Men's Olympic Team in the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.

He worked alongside Brent Sutter as an Assistant Coach for Team Canada's gold medal winning team at the 2005 World Junior Championships. In April 2003, Rob joined the Canadian National Men's Team as an Assistant Coach at the World Championships and played an important role as Canada captured the gold medal in the tournament. It was Rob's third stint as Assistant Coach for Canada at the World Championships.

Rob began his career with the Canadian Hockey program in 1991 as Manager of Video Production, assisting the Canadian National Teams coaching staff (mens, womens and junior) with video preparation, analysis and video pre-scouting. As an Assistant Coach with Team Canada, Cookson has won six gold medals (1995, 1996, 1997, 2005 World Juniors and 1997, 2003 World Championships). He also served as a video technician for the Canadian Mens Olympic Team in the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.

Rob and his wife Shirley make Calgary their year round home.

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