Terry Simpson

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This article is about the ice hockey player and coach. For the English football (soccer) player, see Terry Simpson (footballer).

Terry Simpson (born August 30, 1943 in Brantford, Ontario) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player and a former NHL head coach. He only played one season of professional hockey in 1964–65 for the Jacksonville Rockets of the EHL. He was the head coach of the New York Islanders, Philadelphia Flyers, and Winnipeg Jets.

Simpson had a notable coaching career in junior hockey for 10 years with the Prince Albert Raiders. He led the team to seven consecutive Anavet Cups and four Manitoba Centennial Cup titles. After the Raiders joined the Western Hockey League, he led them to the 1985 Memorial Cup championship.

Due to his success with the Raiders, the city of Prince Albert named the road leading to the Art Hauser Centre "Terry Simpson Lane" in his honour.

Coaching record[edit]

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L T Pts Division rank Result
NYI 1986–87 80 35 33 12 82 3rd in Patrick Lost in Second round
NYI 1987–88 80 39 31 10 88 1st in Patrick Lost in First round
NYI 1988–89 27 7 18 2 (61) 6th in Patrick (Fired)
PHI 1993–94 84 35 39 10 80 6th in Atlantic Missed Playoffs
WPG 1994–95 15 7 7 1 (39) 6th in Central Missed Playoffs
WPG 1995–96 82 36 40 6 78 5th in Central Lost in First round
Total 368 159 168 41 359

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Preceded by
Al Arbour
Head coach of the New York Islanders
1986–88
Succeeded by
Al Arbour
Preceded by
Bill Dineen
Head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers
1993–94
Succeeded by
Terry Murray
Preceded by
John Paddock
Head coach of the original Winnipeg Jets
199596
Succeeded by
Phoenix Coyotes coaches
Don Hay