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Maurice joins coaching staff for Team Europe for 2016 World Cup of Hockey

by Staff Writer / Winnipeg Jets


The Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club is pleased to announce that Head Coach Paul Maurice has been named an assistant coach for Team Europe for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. The World Cup of Hockey will take place Sept. 17 to Oct. 1, 2016 in Toronto, ON.

Maurice joins already appointed Team Europe Head Coach Ralph Krueger, along with Team Europe General Manager Miroslav Satan and President/Team Leader Franz Reindl.

The Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club is pleased to announce that Head Coach Paul Maurice has been named an assistant coach for Team Europe for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. The World Cup of Hockey will take place Sept. 17 to Oct. 1, 2016 in Toronto, ON.

Maurice has previously coached in international competition, when he worked as an assistant coach for Team Canada at the 2014 IIHF World Championships.

The World Cup of Hockey will see eight teams – Canada, United States, Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Sweden, Team North America and Team Europe – compete in a two group round robin format, followed by a four-team knockout stage. Team Europe will be comprised of players from all European countries excluding those that have their own teams. Team Europe will play in Group A with Canada, Czech Republic and United States.

Maurice is in his third season with the Winnipeg Jets after being appointed as Head Coach on Jan. 12, 2014. Maurice led the Jets to a franchise-best 99 points and a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a 43-26-13 regular season record in 2014-15. Maurice became the second-youngest NHL coach to earn 500 wins after an 8-2 victory over Florida on Jan. 13, 2015. Maurice, who coached in his 1200th NHL game on April 9, 2015, has earned a career NHL coaching record of 529-501-187 in 16-plus seasons with the Carolina Hurricanes/Hartford Whalers, Toronto Maple Leafs and now Winnipeg Jets.

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