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Jacques Martin Named Team Canada's Assistant General Manager

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers
Martin to Help Assemble Squad for 2007 World Hockey Championships

SUNRISE, Fla. –Florida Panthers head coach and general manager Jacques Martin has been selected as Team Canada’s Assistant General Manager for the 2007 IIHF World Men’s Hockey Championship in Moscow, Russia from April 27-May 13, 2007.

“It is an honor anytime that you are asked to represent your country on the international level,” Martin said. “I look forward to working with General Manager Steve Yzerman and the entire Team Canada management staff in assembling a team that will compete hard and earn a gold medal at this year’s World Hockey Championship.”

Martin owns extensive coaching experience on the international level. He has served as an associate coach on Team Canada’s men’s hockey team for the last two Winter Olympics, including earning a gold medal at the 2002 Winter Games. In addition, he served as an associate coach on Team Canada’s gold medal winning 2004 World Cup of Hockey squad.

On Nov. 2, 2006 Martin became only the 13th head coach in NHL history to record his 450th win, while on March 3, 2007, he became just the 12th coach in NHL history to coach in 1,000 games. Martin joined the Panthers in May of 2004 and assumed the general manager duties prior to the start of the 2006-07 season. With 478 NHL head coaching victories, Martin ranks second among all active coaches.
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