Wilson keeps his assistants
Cliff Fletcher, general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Tuesday that Tim Hunter and Rob Zettler have been named assistant coaches. Hunter and Zettler will join Keith Acton on Ron Wilson’s coaching staff.Not a surprise. Hunter's been Wilson's right hand man since the year after he retired, 1997-98, when he stepped behind the bench as an assistant with the Capitals.
“Tim and Rob bring winning experience to the Maple Leafs coaching staff,” said general manager Cliff Fletcher. “Their familiarity with Ron’s coaching style, along with their previous success in San Jose, will allow them to quickly bring in a structured system for our players to work within.”
He was also a candidate to replace Wilson in San Jose, but that job went to former Red Wings assistant coach Todd McLellan.
Zettler played under both in Washington and hopped onboard when they went to San Jose six years ago, making them one of the league's longest-serving coaching threesomes.
It'll be interesting to see what they can coax out of Toronto's lineup.
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