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Golden Knights hire Ryan McGill as assistant coach

Another piece has been added to Vegas’ coaching puzzle.

Calgary Flames 2007 Headshots Photo by Getty Images

The Vegas Golden Knights have another assistant coach.

The team has added Ryan McGill, who served as head coach for the OHL’s Owen Sound Attack the last two seasons, to the Vegas coaching staff, general manager George McPhee announced Thursday.

In Owen Sound, McGill had a record of 81-42-10-5 as head coach. He was named the OHL and CHL Coach of the Year for the 2016-17 season. McGill also had success in junior hockey with the WHL’s Kootenay Ice from 1998-2002, leading them to a Memorial Cup title in his last season with the team. He also spent time as head coach of the Hartford Wolf Pack from 2003-05.

More recently, McGill spent two seasons as an assistant coach for the Calgary Flames from 2009 to 2011.

McGill, drafted in the second round of the 1987 NHL Entry Draft, played four seasons in the NHL from 1991-95 with the Blackhawks, Flyers and Oilers. He registered a total of four goals and 19 points in 151 career games, but managed to average nearly 100 penalty minutes per season.

With McGill in the fold, head coach Gerard Gallant now has three assistants on his coaching staff. Ryan Craig and Mike Kelly were hired as assistants earlier this month.