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Assistant Coach 

John MacLean enters his first season as an assistant coach with the Coyotes. 

The 52-year-old native of Oshawa, Ont., previously served as an assistant coach with the Carolina Hurricanes from 2011-14. He spent eight seasons as a coach in the New Jersey Devils organization, including seven years as an assistant coach. 

MacLean won a Stanley Cup with the Devils as an assistant coach in 2003. He also served as head coach of the Lowell Devils of the American Hockey League (AHL) in 2009-10, leading the Devils' affiliate to its best-ever record and first-ever playoff berth. He was named as the head coach for the New Jersey Devils prior to the 2010-11 season, but was replaced 33 games into his first season as an NHL head coach.

Most recently, MacLean worked as an analyst on NHL Network (2015-17) and previously was an analyst for MSG Network, including pre-and post-game coverage of the Devils.

Drafted by New Jersey sixth overall in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft, MacLean played 18 NHL seasons with the Devils, San Jose Sharks, New York Rangers and Dallas Stars, collecting 413 goals, 429 assists, 842 points and 1,328 penalty minutes in 1,194 career NHL games. 

A two-time NHL All-Star (1989, 1991), MacLean won the Stanley Cup with the Devils in 1995. He registered 35-48-83 and 152 penalty minutes in 104 career Stanley Cup playoff games.