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Paul Maurice

Born:January 30, 1967Draft:1985 Flyers, 252nd overall
Hometown:Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CANPosition:Defense
Known For:Youngest to reach 1,000 NHL games coachedShoots:Right
National Team:CanadaCurrent Team:Florida Panthers
(Head Coach)

Paul Maurice (born January 30, 1967) is a Canadian former ice hockey player and current head coach of the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League (NHL). At age 43, Maurice became the youngest coach in NHL history to coach 1,000 games, reaching the milestone on November 28, 2010.

Originally a defenceman in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), Maurice played four years of junior hockey prior to suffering an eye injury. Maurice formerly coached the Hartford Whalers/Carolina Hurricanes franchise from 1995 to 2003 and the Toronto Maple Leafs from 2006 to 2008. On December 3, 2008, Maurice was re-hired by the Hurricanes after the firing of Peter Laviolette, who had replaced him in 2003. On November 28, 2011, the Carolina Hurricanes announced that he had been fired for a second time, whereupon, after a brief stint coaching Metallurg Magnitogorsk in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), he joined the Winnipeg Jets in January 2014.

Years as a NHL coach: 1995-present

Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice
Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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Coaching History

  • 1987-90 Windsor Spitfires OHL Asst. Coach
  • 1990-92 Detroit Compuware Ambassadors OHL Asst. Coach
  • 1991-92 Detroit Compuware Ambassadors OHL Head Coach
  • 1992-93 Detroit Jr. Red Wings OHL Asst. Coach
  • 1993-94 Detroit Jr. Red Wings OHL Head Coach
  • 1994-95 Detroit Jr. Red Wings OHL GM/Head Coach
  • 1995-96 Hartford Whalers NHL Asst. Coach
  • 1996-97 Hartford Whalers NHL Head Coach
  • 1997-04 Carolina Hurricanes NHL Head Coach
  • 2005-06 Toronto Marlies AHL Head Coach
  • 2006-08 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL Head Coach
  • 2008-12 Carolina Hurricanes NHL Head Coach
  • 2013-14 Canada World Championships Asst. Coach
  • 2016-17 Team Europe World Cup of Hockey Asst. Coach
  • 2013-2022 Winnipeg Jets NHL Head Coach
  • 2022-present Florida Panthers NHL Head Coach


  • 1987-88 OHL Champion
  • 1994-95 OHL Champion
  • 2012-13 KHL All-Star Game
  • 2016-17 World Cup of Hockey Silver Medal winner
  • 2018-19 NHL All-Star Game (Head Coach)