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Lightning hires Vernon

From Damian Cristodero Lightning Strikes:

Here’s the team announcement:

The Lightning have hired former NHL goaltender Mike Vernon as special assistant to the vice president of hockey operations today, owners Oren Koules and Len Barrie announced. Vernon ’s duties will be to assist in hockey-related matters and to provide guidance to the team’s goaltenders.

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Vernon was a heck of a goalie, but we will have to wait and see whether that translates into managerial success.