Maurice resigns as Jets coach, in ninth season with Winnipeg

Paul Maurice resigned as coach of the Winnipeg Jets on Friday.

Maurice is in his ninth season with Winnipeg. The 54-year-old has scored 315-223-62 in 600 games, including 13-10-5 this season.

“They need a new voice,” Maurice said. “They need someone to help them get to their next location. … It was the right time for it, and I knew it.

“I’m very attached to this group, and I knew they needed something new.”

When asked what they needed, Maurice joked, “”You know what? It’s not my job anymore.”

Dave Lowry, who was Maurice’s assistant, will coach the Jets against the Washington Capitals on Friday (8 p.m. ET; TSN3, NBCSWA, ESPN+, NHL LIVE).

Maurice is sixth in NHL history with 775 wins and is fourth in coached games with 1,684, behind Scotty Bowman (2,141), Joel Quenneville (1,768) and Barry Trotz (1,755).

The Jets have qualified after the season for the past four seasons, including reaching the 2018 Western Conference Finals. Last season, they lost to the Montreal Canadianiens in four games in Round Two of the Stanley Cup.

“There is a shelf life for what we do. The only way the shelf life is extended is if you can win the championship,” Maurice said. “You need to win.”

In 24 seasons with the Hartford Whalers / Carolina Hurricanes, Toronto Maple Leafs and Jets, he’s 775-680-130 with 99 draws and 41-51 in 92 Stanley Cup Playoffs. He coached the Hurricanes to the 2002 Stanley Cup Finals, where they lost to the Detroit Red Wings in five games.

Maurice, now 28 years old, became the second youngest coach in NHL history when he replaced Paul Holmgren as the Hartford Whalers coach on November 7, 1995. He was fired on December 14, 1995. 2003, after 30 games in the ninth season.

He coached the Maple Leafs for two seasons (2006–08) before returning to the Hurricanes, replacing Peter Laviolette on December 3, 2008.

The Hurricanes missed the knockout stages in his first three seasons, and he was fired on November 28, 2011, after 25 games in his fourth season.

He was hired by the Jets on January 12, 2014, replacing Claude Noel.

“I love these boys. I love this place. I knew the time had come,” Maurice said. “And that is a good thing for the Jets. It’s also a really, really good thing for me. ”

In addition to his NHL success, Maurice also won the Ontario Hockey League Championship with the Detroit Junior Red Wings in 1994-95, and was Ralph Kruger’s assistant on Team Europe, a runner-up at the 2016 World Cup in the sport. Hockey.

Maurice said he wasn’t sure if we would train again.

“The only way for me to step back again is if I feel like I’m better than I was before, and that’s not today,” Maurice said. Maurice resigns as Jets coach, in ninth season with Winnipeg

Subhankar Mondal

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