Philadelphia Flyers announce hiring of two new assistant coaches

Author:
Publish date:

Craig Berube returns to the Philadelphia Phantoms as head coach after spending most of last season with the Flyers as an assistant. He coached the Phantoms for the first six games last season, compiling a 3-2-1 record, before being promoted to the Flyers on Oct. 23. Kjell Samuelsson, who replaced Berube as the Phantoms head coach early last season, will remain with the team as an associate coach.

The Flyers also named Joe Mullen and Jack McIlhargey assistant coaches for the NHL club. McIlhargey played five of his eight professional seasons with the Flyers before spending over 20 years with the Vancouver Canucks in various capacities. Mullen played 17 seasons in the NHL and was an assistant with the Phantoms last season.

The team also named Neil Little goaltending coach for the Phantoms on Wednesday.

TOP HEADLINES

unnamed (2)
Play

What if Cam Neely had been dealt to Montreal instead of Boston?

According to the authorized biography of Habs legend Serge Savard, which takes readers through a remarkable playing and managing career, that came very close to happening.

BLR
Play

Should Belarus Still Host The World Championship?

The European nation is slated to co-host with Latvia, but with Belarus in the midst of political revolt, safety must be considered by the IIHF.

USATSI_11277227_168393426_lowres
Play

Ryan and Akil's Excellent Adventure

The prospects from Edmonton and Los Angeles are two Canadian kids getting game experience in Europe right now - and learning just how different food can be over there.