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Colliton becomes assistant coach for the Devils | ANNOUNCEMENT

The New Jersey Devils announced today that the team has named Jeremy Colliton an assistant coach, joining head coach Sheldon Keefe's staff. Colliton completes an on-ice coaching staff that also includes assistant coaches Ryan McGill, Chris Taylor, Sergei Brylin and goaltending coach Dave Rogalski. The announcement was made by President/General Manager Tom Fitzgerald.

Colliton most recently served as head coach of the Abbotsford Canucks, Vancouver's AHL affiliate, for the past two seasons. In his two regular seasons at the helm of Abbotsford, he posted identical records of 40-25-7 and led them to the Calder Cup playoffs.

Colliton also has head coaching experience in the National Hockey League, serving as head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks for parts of four seasons (2018-19 through 2021-22). At the time of his hiring, he was the youngest coach in the NHL and led the Blackhawks to a record of 87-92-26 (.488 points %) during his tenure. At the time of his hiring by the Blackhawks on November 6, 2018, Colliton was coaching his second season with their AHL affiliate in Rockford. In his first season with Rockford, 2017-18, the team reached the Western Conference Finals. Colliton finished his career with a record of 46-31-0-11 in 88 games with the IceHogs.

The 39-year-old was also head coach of Mora IK in the HockeyAllsvenskan between 2013/14 and 2016/17. At that time, the HockeyAllsvenskan played in Sweden's second division and he led the team to promotion to the SHL in his last season with the club.

Colliton was originally scheduled to serve as assistant coach of the Canadian national team for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, but took over as head coach when Claude Julien was unable to perform that role due to injury.

Colliton is from Blackie, Alberta. The New York Islanders selected Colliton in the second round, 58th overall in the 2003 NHL Draft. He played six seasons in the Islanders organization at the NHL and AHL levels, from 2005-06 to 2011-12. The center scored three goals and three assists in 57 career NHL games and recorded 203 points (77 goals, 126 assists) in 326 AHL games with Bridgeport in the American Hockey League. Colliton represented his home country at the 2003 (gold), 2004 (gold) and 2005 (silver) U18 World Junior Championships.

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