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Flyers name Darryl Williams assistant coach

Williams joins coaching staff, reunites with head coach Alain Vigneault

by Philadelphia Flyers @NHLFlyers /

The Philadelphia Flyers announced today they have named Darryl Williams as an assistant coach, according to President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Chuck Fletcher.

Williams, 53 (2/29/1968), will join Mike Yeo, Michel Therrien, Kim Dillabaugh and Adam Patterson on head coach Alain Vigneault's staff.
"Darryl has experience at every level and I am confident that he will fit seamlessly into our coaching staff," said Flyers head coach Alain Vigneault. "There is a high level of familiarity having worked with Darryl for several years and I know what he is capable of to help bring success to our group."

"I'm honored to join the Philadelphia Flyers organization," said Williams. "I can't wait to get started with such a great staff and an exciting group of players."
A native of Labrador City, Newfoundland, Williams joins the Flyers after serving as an assistant coach for the ECHL's Newfoundland Growlers since January of 2019.
Prior to that, he spent 10 seasons as an assistant coach in the National Hockey League, nine of which came under current Flyers head coach Alain Vigneault.
He spent four-seasons as an assistant coach under Vigneault with the New York Rangers from 2014-15 to 2017-18 and six seasons as an assistant coach with the Vancouver Canucks from 2008-09 to 2013-14 which included five seasons with Vigneault, where he helped lead the Canucks to the 2011 Stanley Cup Final.
Before joining the Canucks, Williams coached in various capacities at several different levels of hockey. He was an associate coach of the St. John's Fog Devils of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) from 2005-06 to 2007-08 and an assistant coach with the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks in 2002-03 and 2003-04. Williams was also the head coach of the Long Beach Ice Dogs in the West Coast Hockey League (WCHL) in 2000-01 and 2001-02, and the Kansas City Outlaws of the United Hockey League (UHL) in 2004-05.

Williams joined the coaching ranks after 11 seasons of professional hockey, which included two games in the NHL with the Los Angeles Kings in 1992-93. He spent time in the AHL and International Hockey League (IHL) where he registered 283 points with 126 goals and 157 assists in 676 career games.

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