Columbus Blue Jackets - Goaltending Coach
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During his tenure with the Knights, he worked with current Blue Jackets goaltender Steve Mason, who won the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL's rookie of the year and earned Second Team NHL All-Star honors in 2008-09. In 2006-07, Mason was named the OHL Goaltender of the Year and a year later he was again one of the league's top players and earned Most Valuable Player and Top Goaltender honors helping Team Canada win the gold medal at the 2008 World Junior Championships.
A native of London, Ontario, Rook played professionally in Europe for five seasons from 1991-96 before embarking on his teaching and consulting career. He worked for the London Nationals Junior B team from 1996-2003 before joining the Knights prior to the 2003-04 season. The following season, London captured the 2005 Memorial Cup championship.
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I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.