John Paris Jr.
St. Louis Blues – Recruiter
Tampa Bay Lightning – Head coach/assistant Gm/Director of player development – Atlanta Knights (IHL) top affiliate club.
Nashville Knights (Atlanta Knights ECHL Affiliate) Player evaluation and designation.
Montreal Canadians – Special assignments
New York Rangers – Special Assignments
Chicago Black hawks – Special assignments
John Paris Jr., Head Coach and General Manager, was born in Windsor, Nova Scotia and his hockey career began when recruited by Scotty Bowman and the Montreal Canadians organization in the early sixties as a junior player. Over 35 years of hockey experience as a coach, general manager, scout, personal trainer, teacher and keynote speaker,
John has guided his teams to numerous championships, including the prestigious Air Canada Cup Emblem of Canadian supremacy at Midget AAA level, Under 17 Esso Cup, Turner Cup IHL - Atlanta Knights (Tampa Bay Lightning top affiliate team). John was a member as Head Coach/GM within the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. AHL.
John has coached and helped prepare 12 first round NHL draft picks was named coach of the year on Five (5) occasions and numerous all-star nominations. He has held the position of recruiter for the NHL St.Louis Blues. Was instrumental in building the Nashville Knights (ECHL) later replaced by the NHL Nashville Predator team, and Macon Whoopee (CHL). He was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame in 2005 and holds the distinction of being the first black Head Coach/GM in the history of Midget AAA, junior and/or professional hockey.
John holds a master in Sports Psychology, My Specialties and Proficiencies, Cognitive & Behavioral Skills Training for Improved Performance Enhancement, Specializations in Human Behavioural Patterns, Diversity Training, Substance Abuse, Employee/Employer relations (sexual harassment) Team Building - Mental Conditioning. He holds a level four USA hockey coaching certificate and an 11 Advanced (5) Canadian Coaching Certificate.
He has attended courses at a multiple Universities, including Sir Georges Williams, York, Toronto, Saskatoon, Calgary, Montreal, Peps, McGill, Windsor, Acadia, UBC, San Jose, London etc.
Assistant coach - Sorel Black Hawks - LHJMQ
Director Operation Hockey - Sorel Survenants Junior A
Head Coach/VP - Richelieu Riverains - Midget AAA
Head Coach - Lac St.Louis Lions - Midget AAA
Head Coach - Trois Rivière Draveurs – LHJMQ (QMJHL)
Head Coach/Gm – Granby Bison’s – LHJMQ (QMJHL)he took this team to the 3rd best improvement record % of the Canadian Junior Major Hockey league
Head Coach/Dir. Operations Hockey/Gm – St Jean Lynx – LHJMQ (QMJHL)
Head Coach/Vp/Gm - Macon Whoopee CHL (Central Professional)
Head Coach/Gm – Vancouver seals – FHL (Federal Professional Hockey League)
Head Coach - Laval Chiefs (Quebec Professional League)
Head Coach/Gm – U-17 (Canada)
Head Coach/Gm – U-18 (Canada)
Head Coach/Assistant Director – IMG Academies – Florida division
Director on Ice (Head Coach) Skate with the Pros – Mario Lemieux
PROFILE OF JOHN PARIS JR.
International Hockey School
Head Coach/Gm Restigouche Tigers-MJAHL
Lead Head Coach for European professional international hockey for Elite Juniors and College
John has had the privilege of coaching with or against NHL coaches such as Ken Hitchcock, Dallas Stars , Terry Murray, Los Angeles Kings, Duane Sutter, Florida Panthers, Alain Vigneault,Vancouver Canucks, Michel Therrien, Pittsburgh Penguins, Bob Hartley, Colorado Avalanche, Jacques Martin, Montreal Canadians, Jacques Lemaire, New Jersey Devils, Claude Noel, Columbus Blue Jackets, Bruce Boudreau, Washington Capitals, Dave Farrish, Anaheim Ducks, Dave Tippet, Phoenix, Scotty Gordon, New York Islanders, Gene Ubriaco Pittsburgh Penguins, , Steve Ludzig, Tampa Bay Lightning, Jim Wiley, San Jose Sharks, Gerard Gallant, Columbus Bluejackets,
Curt Fraser, Atlanta Thrashers, Butch Goring,Islanders, Brad Shaw, New York Islanders,Mike Babcock, Detroit Red Wings, Andy Murray Los Angeles Kings to name a few, and has learned from them all.
John was close to the late Roger Neilson who coached in Philadelphia, Buffalo, Florida, New York Rangers &, & with Toronto Maple Leafs during his career.
Attended seminars with EJ MCquire, Director of NHL Central scouting, Mike Babcock of the Red Wings & many other fellow students of the game. Had his European experience with FQHQ in the 1980’s, and has always stayed involved over the years to maintain the international experience combined with the NHL intent, which he now applies when teaching youths or aspiring NHL’ers.
Rocky Mountain Evaluator USA development Camps
South East Evaluator USA Development Camps
EUROPEAN CAMPS – DEVELOPMENT – RECRUITING
Switzerland - Sweden - Finland - England - Germany - Russia - Czech Republic