In his introductory press conference as head coach of the Winnipeg Jets on Monday, Rick Bowness confirmed that former Washington Capitals assistant Scott Arniel will join his staff.
Prior to coming to Washington, Arniel was an assistant coach for the New York Rangers and the head coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets from 2010-12.
In addition, Arniel worked as an assistant coach for the AHL’s Manitoba Moose from 2000-02 before leaving to work as an assistant coach for the Buffalo Sabres. In 2006, he returned to the Moose to become head coach where he led them to four Calder Cup Playoff appearances (including a final loss to the Hershey Bears, the Capitals’ minor league affiliate, in 2009).
Rick Bowness confirms Scott Arniel is joining the #NHLJets coaching staff as an associate coach.
— Ken Wiebe (@WiebesWorld) July 4, 2022
Arniel was drafted 22nd in the second-round of the 1981 NHL Draft by the Jets and spends his offseasons in Winnipeg.
By Harrison Brown