Paul Jerrard Named to Flames Staff
by Mark Caswell, Jr.Jul 6, 2016
The Calgary Flames announced today that former Utica Comets assistant coach Paul Jerrard will join Glen Gulutzan’s staff to work alongside existing coaches Martin Gelinas, Jamie Pringle and Jordan Sigalet. Jerrard heads to Calgary after serving as an assistant coach for Vancouver’s American Hockey League affiliate the past three seasons.
The 51-year-old Jerrard joins Calgary after 19 seasons as a coach in three different leagues. Prior to his time in Utica, the Winnipeg, Manitoba native was an assistant coach for Flames head coach Glen Gulutzan from 2011-12 to 2012-13 with the Dallas Stars and also from 2009-10 and 2010-11 with the Stars AHL affiliate in Texas. Jerrard served one other season as an NHL assistant coach when he worked for Colorado in 2002-03. He also worked seven other seasons as an assistant coach in the American Hockey: in 1998-99 with Lowell, from 2003-04 to 2004-05 with Hershey, and from 2005-06 to 2008-09 with Iowa. His first coaching position was as an assistant for Lake Superior State University where he worked in 1997-98 and then from 1999-00 to 2001-02.
Paul Jerrard, a defenseman, was drafted by the New York Rangers in the ninth round (173rd overall) in the 1983 NHL Draft. He was a four-year player for CCHA’s Lake Superior State before he began a 10-year professional career where he reached the NHL and played five games with the Minnesota North Stars in 1988-89. Jerrard saw time in both the AHL and the International Hockey League, playing the majority of his games with the Kalamazoo Wings of the IHL and racking up 149 points (46G, 103A) and 810 PIMs in 370 games – the fourth-most games of any of the IHL Wings players.
Paul Jerrard and his wife Cheryl have two daughters, Meaghan and Catherine.