Gordon earns four-hundredth win as AHL head coach


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Lehigh Valley Phantoms head coach Scott Gordon has develop into the sixth individual in American Hockey League historical past with 400 profession regular-season victories, reaching the milestone within the Phantoms’ 4-1 victory over the Hershey Bears in Allentown on Wednesday evening.

Gordon, 58, joins San Jose Barracuda coach Roy Sommer (780) and AHL Corridor of Famers Bun Cook dinner (636), Frank Mathers (610), John Paddock (590) and John Anderson (424) within the unique 400-win membership.

Gordon has spent elements of 12 seasons as head coach in Lehigh Valley and Windfall. He received the Louis A.R. Pieri Award in 2007-08 because the AHL’s excellent coach, and has led each the Phantoms (2018) and the Bruins (2008) to division titles.

A local of Brockton, Mass., Gordon completed the 2018-19 season as interim head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers, and has additionally served as head coach of the New York Islanders (2008-11) and an assistant with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Gordon performed eight skilled seasons as a goaltender from 1986-94, together with 150 video games within the AHL with the Halifax Citadels and New Haven Nighthawks.

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