Wade Flaherty enters his eighth season with the Winnipeg Jets in his role as Assistant Coach.
Flaherty came to Winnipeg following three seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks as Developmental Goaltending Coach where he worked with Stanley Cup winners Antti Niemi and Corey Crawford.
The Terrace, BC native ended his playing career in 2008 after 19 seasons of professional hockey between the pipes. During his pro career, Flaherty played in the IHL, ECHL, AHL, and NHL, including 120 games between the San Jose Sharks, New York Islanders, Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida Panthers, and Nashville Predators. Flaherty won the Calder Cup with the Milwaukee Admirals in 2004, and earned playoff MVP honours.
Flaherty has a close connection to Winnipeg having spent three seasons with the Manitoba Moose in the AHL. In that time, Flaherty played in 112 games compiling a record of 62-36-9 and nine shutouts. The Moose reached the second round of the Calder Cup Playoffs in two of three seasons with Flaherty.