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TERRY KOSHAN -- Toronto Sun

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PAUL MAURICE ... LOOKING ON THE BRIGHT SIDE

A GLANCE AT PAUL MAURICE'S CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN HOCKEY:

- Spent four seasons with the OHL's Windsor Spitfires from 1984-88.

- Drafted in 12th round, by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1985 NHLentry draft. Did not make it to the NHL and his playing career was cut short by an eye injury.

- From 1993-95, amassed 86 wins as coach of the Detroit Jr. Red Wings of the OHL. Led team to an OHLtitle in 1995 and an appearance in the Memorial Cup in Kamloops, B.C.

- Hired as assistant coach with Hartford Whalers for 1995-96 season

- Became 10th coach in Hartford/Carolina team history on Nov. 6, 1995, and at 28 was the youngest coach in the league when he was promoted 12 games into the season.

- Coaching highlight was taking Hurricanes to Stanley Cup final in 2002, losing in five games to the Detroit Red Wings

- Fired by Carolina on Dec. 15, 2003

- Hired on June 24, 2005 by Maple Leafs to coach the Toronto Marlies. Speculation starts immediately he was hired to take over from Pat Quinn one day with theLeafs

- Leads Marlies to a 41-29-6-4 record, with many of his players getting the call to the Leafs and succeeding when they do.


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