Paul Jerrard

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Paul Jerrard
Born (1965-04-20) April 20, 1965 (age 53)
Winnipeg, MB, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for NHL
Minnesota North Stars
Colorado Rangers
Denver Rangers
Kalamazoo Wings
Albany Choppers
Milwaukee Admirals
Fort Wayne Komets
Hershey Bears
NHL Draft 173rd Overall, 1983
New York Rangers
Playing career 1987–1997

Paul C. Jerrard (born April 20, 1965) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey defenceman who played one season in the National Hockey League for the Minnesota North Stars.

Jerrard is an assistant coach for the Calgary Flames He was previously a coach for the Stars AHL affiliate, the Texas Stars. He then served as assistant coach for the Utica Comets of the American Hockey League. He is currently an assistant coach for the Calgary Flames.

Playing career[edit]

Jerrard was drafted in the 9th Round of the 1983 NHL Draft by the New York Rangers from Athol Murray College of Notre Dame in Saskatchewan, a famous hockey school in Canada. After being drafted by the New York Rangers, he left Canada to play college hockey at Lake Superior State University, where he played all 4 seasons for the Lakers.

After graduating from LSSU, he joined the Colorado Rangers of the IHL. He would be traded to the Minnesota North Stars in 1988, who he would play 5 games for in the 1988–89 NHL season. After this brief stint on the NHL, he would remain in the minors for the rest of his career, ending it with the Hershey Bears in 1997.

Coaching career[edit]

Jerrard began his coaching career with the Lowell Lock Monsters of the AHL in 1998.[1] After coaching one season, he joined his alma mater's Lake Superior State University hockey team. He spent four seasons with the Lakers before joining the Colorado Avalanche as an assistant coach. He left the next year for the Hershey Bears, where he stayed for 2 years before returning to the former Minnesota North Stars organization.

He remained with the Iowa Stars as an assistant coach before leaving in 2008. He rejoined the Dallas Stars organization in 2009 for the newly created Texas Stars, where he coached under Glen Gulutzan. When Gulutzan was promoted to become the coach of the Dallas Stars, he brought Jerrard with him.

On May 14, 2013, Gulutzan and Jerrard were fired.[2]

On August 12, 2013, Jerrard was hired by the Vancouver Canucks to be assistant coach of their AHL affiliate, the Utica Comets.

On July 6, 2016, Jerrard was hired by the Calgary Flames as an assistant coach, who will focus on developing Calgary's defence corps and improving their penalty kill.[3]


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