Paul Maurice (born January 30, 1967 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario) is a former Canadian professional ice hockey player and current head coach of Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the Kontinental Hockey League. At age 43, Maurice became the youngest coach in NHL history to coach 1,000 games. Maurice reached this milestone on November 28, 2010. Originally a defenseman in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), Maurice's playing career ended after an eye injury. Maurice formerly coached the Hartford Whalers/Hurricanes franchise from - and the Toronto Maple Leafs from -. On December 3, 2008, Maurice was re-hired by the Hurricanes after the firing of Peter Laviolette, who had replaced him in 2003. On November 28th, 2011 the Carolina Hurricanes announced that he had been fired for a second time. Maurice was the Philadelphia Flyers' 12th choice, 252nd overall, in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft, five spots after former Maple Leafs Vice-President and General Manager John Ferguson, Jr.
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