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Perry Pearn named to Canucks coaching staff

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning named Perry Pearn to the Vancouver Canucks coaching staff today as an Assistant Coach.

“We are very excited to name Perry to our staff today,” said Jim Benning, Vancouver Canucks General Manager. “Perry brings a wealth of experience and knowledge at the NHL level to our organization.”

Pearn, 63, has been an Assistant Coach in the National Hockey League over the span of 19 seasons with the Ottawa Senators, New York Rangers, Montreal Canadiens, and Winnipeg Jets. Most recently, Pearn spent the last two seasons as an Assistant Coach with the Winnipeg Jets. Prior to that, Pearn was as an Assistant Coach with the Montreal Canadiens from 2009 to 2011, Assistant Coach with the New York Rangers from 2005 to 2009, and Assistant Coach with the Ottawa Senators from 1996 to 2004. His NHL coaching career began in 1995-96 as an Assistant Coach with the Winnipeg Jets.

On the international stage, the Stettler, Alberta native has represented Canada as Head Coach in 1993 (gold) and Assistant Coach in 1990 (gold) and 1991 (gold) at the World Junior Championships. Pearn began his international coaching career in 1986 as an Assistant Coach for Team Canada’s Under-18 team.

From 1978 to 1993, Pearn served as the Head Coach of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) of the Canadian College Athletic Association. He led NAIT to six CCHA National Championships and was voted CCHA Coach of the Year in 1983-84 and earned provincial Coach of the Year honours on five occasions.

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