The Regina Leader-Post is reporting that Oak River native and longtime professional hockey coach and executive John Paddock will be hired as the next head coach of the Regina Pats.
Greg Harder of the Leader-Post reports that Paddock, 60, will have a dual role with the Western Hockey League squad, including a management component, with the hiring expected to be announced this week.
Paddock, a former Brandon Wheat Kings player, went on to play professionally for 10 seasons and has been a head coach of both the Winnipeg Jets and the Ottawa Senators in the NHL. He spent time as the general manager of the Jets and Phoenix Coyotes and won three American Hockey League titles as a coach.
Most recently, Paddock has coached and been an assistant GM in the Philadelphia Flyers organization, but was let go in June. The Pats fired coach Malcolm Cameron in June.
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