OTTAWA (AP) -John Paddock became the Ottawa Senators' coach Friday, taking over a team that made it to the Stanley Cup finals this past season.
The 53-year-old Paddock, who was the Senators' assistant coach the last two seasons, will be the sixth coach in franchise history. He takes over from Bryan Murray, who was promoted to general manager in mid-June.
Paddock was coach of the Winnipeg Jets from 1991-95, compiling a record of 106-138-37. He played right wing for three clubs - Washington, Philadelphia and Quebec - between 1975 and 1983.

Top NHL Public Bets

NHL Top Stories

Thumbnail Kings load up for stretch run   The NHL trade deadline doesn’t pass until later in the week. Los Angeles, though, launched a major pre-emptive strike over the weekend.
Thumbnail Toews & Co. rounding into form On Friday, the Blues showed center Patrik Berglund the money. Will they make Central Division rival Chicago pay the price tonight?
Thumbnail East barn-burner on tap in nation's capital Connor McDavid has already accomplished a great deal during his brief career. But can the 20-year-old wunderkind power Edmonton past the league-leading...
Thumbnail New York still has work to do down the stretch The Rangers’ recent power-play drought is well-documented. Nonetheless, special teams issues certainly haven’t curtailed New York’s charge up the...
Thumbnail Gibson and Co. in need of bounce-back effort Fans and pundits alike raised their eyebrows when the Bruins relieved coach Claude Julien of his duties on Feb. 7. Now, though, any and all apprehension...
Advertisement

NHL Team Pages