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Hakstol added to Team Canada coaching staff

Flyers bench boss named assistant coach for Canada at World Championships

by Philadelphia Flyers @NHLFlyers / http://www.philadelphiaflyers.com

Hockey Canada announced that Flyers head coach Dave Hakstol has been named an assistant coach for Team Canada at the 2017 IIHF World Championship in Paris, France, and Cologne, Germany. 

Hakstol recently completed his second season with the club, posting a record of 39-33-10, including a 25-11-5 mark on home ice. In his first season behind the Flyers bench, he led the Flyers to a record of 41-27-14, returning the club to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. 

He was named the 19th head coach in Flyers history on May 18, 2015 after he served as the head coach of the University of North Dakota hockey program for 11 seasons. During that time, Hakstol's teams posted an overall record of 289-143-43 (.654). 

The Warburg, Alberta native led UND to the NCAA postseason in each of his 11 seasons, including seven appearances in the NCAA Frozen Four, most of any program in the country during that span.

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