Jets’ Paul Maurice named Central Division head coach for NHL All-Star Game
Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice will be behind the bench for the Central Division at the NHL’s upcoming all-star game.
Maurice is the third member of the Jets going to the all-star weekend on Jan. 25-26 in San Jose, joining forwards Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler.
The 51-year-old Maurice has guided Winnipeg to a 25-13-2 record through the first half of the season and a first place standing in the Central Division.
Last season under Maurice, the Jets won the first two playoff series in franchise history and reached the Western Conference final.
During the 2017-18 regular season, the Jets had their best record all-time at 52-20-10.
Under the all-star selection process, the head coach of the team with the highest points percentage (points earned divided by total possible points) in each of the four divisions through games of Saturday, Jan. 5 – the halfway point of the regular season – will guide their respective all-star rosters.
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