– The Calgary Flames announced today that Dave Cameron and Paul Jerrard will join Glen Gulutzan’s staff to work alongside existing coaches Martin Gelinas, Jamie Pringle and Jordan Sigalet. The Flames also announced that their AHL club, the Stockton Heat, have made a pair of additions to their coaching staff: Alan Selby will serve as their Strength and Conditioning Coach and Colin Zulianello joins as the Goaltending Coach.
Dave Cameron joins the Flames after spending the past six seasons with the Ottawa Senators, most recently as their head coach the last two campaigns, while Paul Jerrard comes to Calgary after serving as an assistant coach for Vancouver’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Utica Comets.
Cameron, a native of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, brings 22 years of coaching experience to the Flames. Before his time with Ottawa, the 57-year-old twice served as a coach in the AHL, first with the St. John’s Maple Leafs as an assistant in the 1999-00 season and more recently when he was the head coach with Ottawa’s affiliate, the Binghamton Senators, from 2004-05 to 2006-07.
The 51-year-old Jerrard joins Calgary after 19 seasons as a coach in three different leagues. Prior to his time in Utica, the Winnipeg, Manitoba native was an assistant coach for Flames head coach Glen Gulutzan from 2011-12 to 2012-13 with the Dallas Stars and also from 2009-10 and 2010-11 with the Stars AHL affiliate in Texas. Jerrard served one other season as an NHL assistant coach when he worked for Colorado in 2002-03. He also worked seven other seasons as an assistant coach in the AHL: in 1998-99 with Lowell, from 2003-04 to 2004-05 with Hershey, and from 2005-06 to 2008-09 with Iowa. His first coaching position was as an assistant for Lake Superior State University where he worked in 1997-98 and then from 1999-00 to 2001-02.
Dave Cameron, a centre, was drafted by the New York Islanders in the eighth round (135th overall) of the 1978 NHL Amateur Draft and played 168 games with the Colorado Rockies and New Jersey Devils, recording 53 points (25G, 28A) and 238 penalty minutes. Following his playing career, Cameron first served as a head coach in the Colonial Hockey League with Detroit and Port Huron before taking over the reins in the Ontario Hockey League. He served in three separate stretches as a head coach in the OHL: from 1997-98 to 1998-99 with Sault Ste. Marie, 2000-01 to 2003-04 with the Toronto St. Michael’s Majors, and then from 2007-08 to 2010-11, again with the St. Michael’s Majors.
Paul Jerrard, a defenceman, was drafted by the New York Rangers in the ninth round (173rd overall) in the 1983 NHL Draft. He was a four-year player for CCHA’s Lake Superior State before he began a 10-year professional career where he reached the NHL and played five games with the Minnesota North Stars in 1988-89. Jerrard saw time in both the AHL and the International Hockey League, playing the majority of his games with the Kalamazoo Wings of the IHL and racking up 149 points (46G, 103A) and 810 PIMs in 370 games – the fourth-most games of any of the IHL Wings players.
Dave Cameron and his wife Kelly have two sons, Connor and Ben. Paul Jerrard and his wife Cheryl have two daughters, Meaghan and Catherine.