August 6, 2014 4:01 pm

Former Jets, Senators coach John Paddock named head coach of Regina Pats

Former Ottawa Senators and Winnipeg Jets head coach John Paddock is the new coach of the Regina Pats.

Sean Kilpatrick / The Canadian Press

REGINA – Former Ottawa Senators and Winnipeg Jets head coach John Paddock is the new coach of the Regina Pats.

The Western Hockey League club made the announcement Wednesday on its website.

Paddock was also given the title of senior vice-president of hockey operations.

Chad Lang continues in his role of senior vice-president of hockey and business.

Paddock spent the last five seasons as an assistant general manager and assistant coach with the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers.

The 60-year-old from Oak River, Man., was head coach of the Jets from 1991 to 1994 and the Senators for one season in 2007-08.

© The Canadian Press, 2014

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