Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced on June 15th, 2015 the appointment of Jeff Reese as Goaltending Coach. The announcement rounds out Head Coach Lindy Ruff's coaching staff for the 2015-16 regular season along with Assistant Coaches Curt Fraser and James Patrick and Video Coach Kelly Forbes.
Reese spent the last six seasons as the goaltending coach for the Philadelphia Flyers before departing in March. In that time, his goaltenders combined to post a 228-161-52 record with a 2.63 goals against average, a .910 save percentage and 20 shutouts. In his time with Philadelphia, he was pivotal in the development of Steve Mason and Sergei Bobrovsky.
Prior to his time with the Flyers, he spent 10 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. His time with the Lightning included their 2004 Stanley Cup championship.
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 had a 3-5 mark with a 4.08 GAA.
Reese holds NHL records for most assists and most points by a goaltender in a single game, set when he had three assists for the Calgary Flames in a game against the San Jose Sharks on Feb. 10, 1993.
Reese was selected by Toronto in the fourth round (67th overall) in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft. He was born on March 24, 1966 in Brantford, Ontario.