Vancouver, B.C. – The Vancouver Canucks, in conjunction with the Manitoba Moose, have named Jay Wells Assistant Coach of the Canucks’ AHL affiliate today.
Wells, 49, joins the Moose organization from the Brantford Blast of the OHASr, where he served as the Head Coach in the 2003-04 season. Prior to joining Brantford, Wells worked as an Assistant Coach with the Portland Pirates and the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League from 1997 to 2001.
The Paris, Ontario native played 18 seasons in the National Hockey League after being selected 16th overall by the Los Angeles Kings in 1979. His NHL career saw him play with Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Buffalo, the New York Rangers, St. Louis and Tampa Bay. Wells was a member of the Stanley Cup-winning Rangers team in 1994.