It appears the experienced assistant coach to aid Dave Hakstol in his first NHL campaign will be Terry Murray (64).
ICYMI: Terry Murray will be added to Dave Hakstol’s staff: http://t.co/VEVaiftDQI
— Tim Panaccio (@tpanotchCSN) May 29, 2015
Although, the article doesn’t quite match the tweet as Murray still has to make a decision on his future.
“[Ron Hextall} and I talked about [the Flyers] but there was no way he was going to interview me for the head coaching job. He wanted a younger coach and I completely agreed with that.
But he did throw out whether I would be interested in something else in terms of an assistant role. Obviously, if there were another head coaching position with another team in the NHL, I would want to do that.
The other option was to go back to Allentown [with the Phantoms]. … We’ll take our time and see where it goes.”
Terry Murray has been the head coach of the Phantoms for the last three seasons, including their inaugural year in Allentown as the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.
He has been out of the NHL since being canned in Los Angeles 29 games into the season (2011-2012) they won their first Stanley Cup.
Murray reached the Stanley Cup Final in 1997 with the Legion of Doom, but was swept during the beginning of a Detroit Red Wings dynasty.
Terry Murray has been a part of 15 NHL seasons as a head coach with the Capitals, Flyers, Panthers, and Kings.