Jim Paek signs 3-year extension with South Korean hockey team

Former Grand Rapids Griffins assistant coach Jim Paek was assumed to be part of the Griffins’ coaching search after Todd Nelson left the organization; instead, according to the Yonhap News service, Paek has re-upped as South Korea’s head coach and GM:

Jim Paek, a former National Hockey League (NHL) defenseman who has been coaching the South Korean men’s national team since 2014, received a three-year extension on Thursday.

The Korea Ice Hockey Association (KIHA) said Paek, a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1991 and 1992, will stay at the helm through June 2021. In addition to being the men’s bench boss, Paek has also been the KIHA’s national team director, overseeing the women’s senior squad, the men’s under-20 side and the men’s and women’s under-18 teams, and will retain his double duty for three more years.



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