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  Philadelphia Flyers Coaching Staff [ Back to Coaches Index ]
Craig Berube
Head Coach

Craig Berube was promoted to head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers on October 7, 2013 when the team fired Peter Laviolette. Berube rejoined the Flyers’ coaching staff on August 7, 2008, after serving as the Phantoms’ (AHL) head coach for the 2007-08 season. The Phantoms posted a 46-27-4-3 record to finish second in the AHL’s East Division and advanced to the East Division Finals last season. Over parts of two seasons (2006-07 and 2007-08), Berube compiled a 49-29-5-3 record as head coach of the Phantoms. Berube was renamed the Phantoms’ head coach on June 4, 2007 after serving as assistant coach for the Flyers for part of the 2006-07 season. ...more

Ian Laperriere
Assistant Coach

Ian Laperriere was named assistant coach of the Philadelphia Flyers on October 7, 2013. Prior to his current position with the Flyers, Laperriere served as the club's Director of Player development starting in June, 2012. Before that, Laperriere had an NHL playing career that saw him play 1,083 games over 16 NHL seasons. He signed with the Flyers as a free agent prior to the 2009-10 season and appeared in all 82 games that year, as well as 13 playoff games as the club went to the Stanley Cup Final. ...more
John Paddock
Assistant Coach

John Paddock was named assistant coach of the Philadelphia Flyers on October 7, 2013. Prior to his new position with Philadelphia, Paddock served in roles as assistant general manager with the Flyers and, previous to that, as coach of the organization's AHL affiliate Philadelphia Phantoms. Before joining the Phantoms, Paddock compiled a 36-23-6 record as the head coach of the Ottawa Senators in 2007-08. Over parts of five NHL seasons as head coach of the Winnipeg Jets (1991-92 to 1994-95) and Ottawa (2007-08), Paddock has registered a 142-161-43 record.
Jeff Reese
Goaltending Coach

Jeff Reese joined the Flyers as goaltending coach for the 2011-12 season. He spent the last eight seasons with the Tampa Bay Lightning coaching staff, where he was responsible for working with all goaltenders in the Lightning organization, as well as assisting in the assessment of amateur goaltenders for the NHL Entry Draft. Over parts of 11 seasons in the NHL with the Toronto Maple Leafs (1987-88 through 1991-92 and 1998-99), Calgary Flames (1991-92 to 1993-94), Hartford Whalers (1993-94 to 1995-96), Lightning (1995-96) and New Jersey Devils (1996-97), Reese posted a 53-65-17 record with a 3.66 goals-against average and five shutouts in 174 contests. In 11 appearances in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, he has a 3-5 mark with a 4.08 GAA. ...more
Quote of the Day

It was the look in his eyes. Hockey is the most important thing in his life. He wants to be a hockey player, and nothing's going to stop him from being a hockey player.

— Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin on forward Alex Galchenyuk's potential