Vincent, Huddy, Flaherty sign three-year contracts with Jets

Team has re-signed assistant coaches Charlie Huddy and Pascal Vincent, along with goaltending coach Wade Flaherty to three-year contracts.

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The Winnipeg Jets will have some continuity behind the bench this season.

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The Winnipeg Jets will have some continuity behind the bench this season.

The club announced Friday it has re-signed assistant coaches Charlie Huddy and Pascal Vincent, along with goaltending coach Wade Flaherty to three-year contracts.

As well, Rick St. Croix returns to the organization as the new developmental goaltending coach.

Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press files Winnipeg Jets coaching staff from left, Wade Flaherty, Paul Maurice, Charlie Huddy and Pascal Vincent get together at the optional skate at the MTS centre. Huddy, Flaherty and Vincent have all re-signed with the team.

Huddy rejoins the Jets for his fifth season as an assistant and has been coaching in the NHL for the past 16 years with the New York Rangers, Edmonton Oilers, Dallas and Winnipeg. An 18-year pro with five Stanley Cups, Huddy has been instrumental in the development of current younger Jets defencemen like Jacob Trouba and has the respect of vets like Dustin Byfuglien, Toby Enstrom and Mark Stuart.

Vincent is also entering his fifth season with the Jets, coming aboard after coaching in the QMJHL for 12 years with the Montréal Juniors and Cape Breton Screaming Eagles. His all-time QMJHL head coaching record is 429-313-87 along with nine playoff series wins and was the recipient of the Ron Lapointe Trophy as the top coach in the QMJHL for the 2007-08 season.

Flaherty is also back for a fifth campaign as the team’s goaltending coach after three years as the Chicago Blackhawks as developmental goaltending coach. Flaherty played 19 years 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 also spent three seasons as a goaltender with the Manitoba Moose from 2004-07.

St. Croix brings 18 years of professional coaching experience to the Moose, a team in which he spent eight seasons as goaltending and assistant coach. After his playing career, St. Croix was an assistant coach with the Winnipeg Jets from 1987-89 before being named goaltending coach in Dallas from 1998-2003, winning the Stanley Cup in 1999. St. Croix then returned to Winnipeg to work with the  Moose from 2003-11 and spent the 2011-12 season with the St. John’s IceCaps after the return of the Jets to Winnipeg. St. Croix then was named goaltending coach for the Maple Leafs in 2012 and worked three seasons in Toronto.

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Updated on Friday, July 3, 2015 4:46 PM CDT: Added video.

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