Charlottetown Islanders Head Coach Jim Hulton has been named an Assistant Coach for Team Canada for the 2019 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship.
“It is an honor and privilege to join coaching staff of the National Junior Team”, said Hulton. “We are excited for the opportunity to defend our title on home ice in front of our passionate nation. This opportunity would not have been possible without the support of my family, Islanders ownership and our dedicated hockey staff. It promises to be a wonderful experience.”
Islanders President of Operations Craig Foster added, “This is a special day for Jim, his family, the Islanders and the community. This is a great accomplishment and another accomplishment in Jim’s coaching career. We are thrilled that he is representing Canada on our National Junior Team’s coaching staff while representing the Islanders and The Province of Prince Edward Island.”
Hulton is entering his third season as Head Coach and General Manager of the Islanders, last season he led the team to a regular season record of 37-24-7-0 and a berth in the third round of the 2018 QMJHL Playoffs for the second consecutive season. In three years with the Islanders he has an overall record of 118-68-18-0.
His international experience includes serving as associate coach of Canada’s under-16 team at the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games, and as an assistant coach with Canada’s National Junior Team at the IIHF World Junior Championship in 2004 and 2005, winning silver and gold. Hulton also spent two seasons as an assistant coach with the NHL’s Florida Panthers.