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Columbus Blue Jackets add Pascal Vincent to coaching staff

May 8, 2021; Columbus, Ohio, USA; Members of the Columbus Blue Jackets salute fans after defeating the Detroit Red Wings in the overtime period at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
May 8, 2021; Columbus, Ohio, USA; Members of the Columbus Blue Jackets salute fans after defeating the Detroit Red Wings in the overtime period at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

The Columbus Blue Jackets introduced Pascal Vincent as their new associate coach Friday, signing him to a three-year deal through the 2023-24 season.

Vincent, 49, joins new head coach Brad Larsen’s staff after spending the past decade with the Winnipeg Jets.

He coached the Jets’ AHL affiliate, the Manitoba Moose, from 2016-21 and compiled a 155-139-31 record. He was the league’s Coach of the Year in 2017-18.

Vincent spent the previous five seasons as an assistant coach with Winnipeg under head coaches Claude Noel and Paul Maurice.

“Pascal is very highly thought of within the coaching community and a guy I identified right away as someone I thought would be a great addition to our club, so I’m excited to have him join our staff,” Larsen said in a release. “He is very smart, experienced and passionate about the game and beyond that, is just a tremendous person, and I’m really looking forward to working with him every day.”

Before joining Winnipeg, Vincent spent 12 seasons as a head coach in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with the Montreal Juniors and Cape Breton Screaming Eagles.

–Field Level Media