E. J. McGuire
Edward John "E. J." McGuire (June 26, 1952 – April 7, 2011) was an ice hockey coach and served as the director of the NHL Central Scouting Bureau. He earned his PhD in sports psychology from the University of Waterloo in 1990.
A native of Buffalo, NY, McGuire was an assistant coach in the National Hockey League with the Philadelphia Flyers from 1984 to 1988 and the Chicago Blackhawks from 1988 to 1991. His first head coaching job was in 1991–92 with the Maine Mariners of the AHL, which the team ended out of the playoffs with 23–47–10 record. After being let go from that position, he returned to the NHL, this time with the Ottawa Senators.
After three years in Ottawa, he took his second head coaching position, this time in Canadian major juniors with the Ontario Hockey League's Guelph Storm. With the help of future NHLers, Herberts Vasiļjevs and Dan Cloutier, he led the Storm to the Hamilton Spectator Trophy, as the team with the highest point total in the regular season. Guelph made the playoffs the next year, falling in the semifinals of the OHL Playoffs.
McGuire moved back into professional hockey in 1997, signing on as the head coach with the AHL's Hartford Wolf Pack. After two playoff appearances in two years, he once again stepped back from coaching to focus on scouting. His last coaching position was as an assistant with the Philadelphia Flyers in 2001–02. Afterwards, he began to do more work with the NHL Central Scouting Bureau.
NHL Central scouting
Through 2001–02 season
|1991–92||Maine Mariners||AHL||Head||80||23||47||10||0||0.350||No Playoffs|
|1995–96||Guelph Storm||OHL||Head||66||45||16||5||0||0.720||Lost in Finals|
|1996–97||Guelph Storm||OHL||Head||66||35||25||6||0||0.576||Lost in Semifinals|
|1997–98||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||Head||80||43||24||12||1||0.619||Lost in Semifinals|
|1998–99||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||Head||80||38||31||5||6||0.544||Lost in Quarterfinals|
- Warriors Hockey
- "1995–96 Guelph Storm". guelphstorm.com. January 12, 2010.
- NHL Scouting VP EJ McGuire passes away - NHL.com - News
- "E.J. McGuire hockey statistics". hockeydb.com. January 12, 2010.
|Head coaches of the Guelph Storm