The Vancouver Canucks have hired veteran coach Perry Pearn as an Assistant Coach.
He joins head coach Willie Desjardins and assistants Glen Gulutzan and Doug Lidster on what is becoming a crowded path behind the Canuck bench, although Pearn basically replaces recently departed Darryl Williams.
Pearn is expected to work the Canuck powerplay and be a skybox spotter during games.
The 63 year old has been an Assistant Coach in the National Hockey League for 19 seasons with the Ottawa Senators, New York Rangers, Montreal Canadiens, and Winnipeg Jets.
His NHL coaching career began in 1995-96 as an Assistant Coach with the Winnipeg Jets and he also spent the last 2 seasons in Winnipeg.
The Alberta native has represented Canada at the World Jr. Championships winning gold as an assistant coach in 1990 and 1991 and taking home gold as the head coach in 1993.