Winnipeg Jets Coaching Staff

Davis Payne

Assistant Coach, Winnipeg Jets

Davis Payne was appointed as an assistant coach on June 17, 2024.

Payne, 53, served as an assistant coach for the Ottawa Senators for the past five seasons. The product of Kamloops, B.C. also worked for the Buffalo Sabres (associate coach, 2017-2019), Los Angeles Kings (assistant coach, 2012-2017), and St. Louis Blues (head coach, 2009-2012). Payne won a Stanley Cup with the Kings in 2013-14. He also served as an assistant and head coach for the AHL’s Peoria Rivermen from 2007 until he was hired as Blues head coach during the 2009-10 season. Payne got his coaching start working in the ECHL as an assistant for the Greenville Growl in 2000-01 before he worked as a head coach for the Pee Dee Pride (2000-03) and the Alaska Aces (2003-2007), where he won the 2006 Kelly Cup. Payne has worked with forwards and power plays during his NHL coaching career and has produced a number of successful players and top-10 power plays along the way.

Payne was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the seventh round (140th overall) in the 1989 NHL Draft. He played 22 games for the Boston Bruins as part of his eight professional seasons and recorded an assist and 14 PIMs.