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. In addition to his NHL head coaching experience, Paddock has served as a head coach in the AHL for six different teams (Maine Mariners - 1981-82, 1983-84 and 1984-85, Hershey Bears - 1985-86 through 1988-89, Binghamton Rangers - 1990-91, Hartford Wolf Pack - 1999-2000 through 2001-02, Binghamton Senators – 2002-03 through 2004-05 and Phantoms - 2008-09) over 15 seasons.
Paddock has led the Flyers’ AHL affiliate to two Calder Cup Championships (with Maine in 1984 and Hershey in 1988). He is the only coach to lead three different franchises to Calder Cup Championships (Maine in 1984, Hershey in 1988 and Hartford in 2000). He won the Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award as the outstanding head coach in the AHL with Hershey in the 1987-88 season. He has compiled a 585-424-98 career record and his 585 wins and 1,107 games coached ranks third all-time in AHL history, while his 82 Calder Cup Playoff victories and 149 playoff games coached make him the AHL’s all-time leader in Calder Cup Playoff history.
In addition to his head coaching experience, Paddock also served as assistant general manager of the original Winnipeg Jets team for two seasons (1995-96 and 1996-97), and as a scout for the New York Rangers for two seasons (1997-98 and 1998-99).
As an NHL player, Paddock was originally drafted by the Washington Capitals in the third round (37th overall) of the 1974 NHL Entry Draft and appeared in 87 career NHL regular season games over the parts of five seasons with the Capitals (1975-76), Flyers (1976-77, 1979-80 and 1982-83) and Quebec Nordiques (1980-81). He was a member of two Calder Cup Champions, as an NCAA player with Maine in 1978 and 1979.