Paul Maurice has resigned as the head coach of the Winnipeg Jets. Maurice’s Jets currently sit in fifth place of the Central Division and he believes they need a “new voice” heading into the new year.
“If you’ll allow me some arrogance, I feel I’m better positioned than anyone to know that they need a new voice,” Maurice said, according to ESPN.
“They haven’t quit on me. But they need somebody that can get them to that next place.”
Maurice asserts that his resignation “100 percent” his decision. Jets General Manager Kevin Cheveldayoff added that he came to an “agreement” with Maurice and says he will be “well taken care of” moving forward.
Maurice will complete his tenure in Winnipeg with five playoff appearances and an overall record of 315-223-62. He has also spent time with the Hartford Whalers, Carolina Hurricanes and Toronto Maple Leafs. In NHL history, Maurice currently places fourth in total games coach, sixth in wins and first in losses.