Moose head coach Pascal Vincent has been in Winnipeg since the NHL came back to Manitoba joining then head coach Claude Noel’s staff for the first Jets season in 2011-12 after 11 years in the QMJHL. He would spend five seasons on the bench with Winnipeg before he took over the AHL head coaching responsibilities for the Moose in 2016-17 where he would spend the next five seasons.
He’s done an excellent job working with Jets prospects at the AHL level with his group of coaches to help get those players to the next level including Jack Roslovic, Kyle Connor, Mason Appleton, Sami Niku, Jansen Harkins, Tucker Poolman, Eric Comrie, Logan Stanley. There were also big gains by many in the current crop of prospects including Ville Heinola, Dylan Samberg, Kristian Vesalainen, David Gustafsson, Johnny Kovacevic, Cole Perfetti, Declan Chisholm, etc etc.
Today Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reported:
Hearing AHL Winnipeg head coach Pascal Vincent is joining Brad Larsen’s Columbus staff.
This is a big loss for the Jets organization. Here was our end of season roundtable which he was part of and I guess would be his last media availability as part of the organization. You can watch it here.
Plenty more still to come as this develops.
The Moose have now confirmed that former head coach Pascal Vincent will be an associate coach with the Blue Jackets and Columbus has indicated it is a three-year deal.