Former Jets Defenseman Returns To Hockey As A Coach

Published October 8, 2023 at 11:32

A former Winnipeg Jets defenseman has returned to hockey after being out of the NHL for six years.

Pardy Returns As Coach

It was announced yesterday that former Winnipeg Jets defenseman Adam Pardy has returned to hockey as a coach of the Newfoundland Growlers.

The Newfoundland Growlers are proud to announce Matt Cooke as the fourth Head Coach in team history & Adam Pardy as a Development Coach ahead of the upcoming 2023-24 season

Pardy joins 1,000-game veteran Matt Cooke as an assistant coach for the Growlers.

Pardy played in 342 career NHL games, 129 of which came with the Jets. Pardy was always more of a shutdown physical defensive defenseman but he could chip in offensively here or there.

Pardy is most well known for having his helmet stolen by a fan after the glass broke.

Brandon Bollig blasts Adam Pardy through the glass, prompting a fan to steal Pardy's helmet and put it on

Experts believe Pardy will make a great coach in Newfoundland.

Matt Cooke's name is going to make headlines here, but a big congrats to Adam Pardy.

Got to know Pardy when I embedded with their Growlers for their inaugural season. Local boy. Great guy. Long road. Think he'll make a good dev. coach.

At the end of the day, it is great to see a former Jet still kicking it!

As seen on The Hockey News - Former Jets Defenceman Pardy Named to Newfoundland Growlers Staff
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Former Jets Defenseman Returns To Hockey As A Coach

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