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John Slaney

Assistant Coach

John Slaney returns for a third season as an assistant to Head Coach Ray Edwards. During his 9 year career in the NHL, Slaney totaled 91 points (22-69-91) in 268 games with the Washington Capitals, Colorado Avalanche, Los Angeles Kings, Phoenix Coyotes, Nashville Predators, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Philadelphia Flyers. The 39-year old native of St. John’s, Newfoundland was originally drafted by Washington in the first round (ninth overall pick) of the 1990 NHL Entry Draft.
As a player, Slaney left his mark as one of the best defensemen in AHL history. The accomplished veteran was a two-time recipient of the Eddie Shore Award (given annually to the league’s top defenseman) with the Philadelphia Phantoms in the 2000-01 and 2001-02 seasons, and also won a Calder Cup Championship with the Phantoms in 2005. During the 2005-06 season, he became the AHL’s All-Time leading scorer as a defenseman until his mark (519 career points) was surpassed in 2010-2011 by Oklahoma City’s Bryan Helmer.

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