July 14, 2008 - Ontario Hockey League (OHL) - Kitchener Rangers
The Kitchener Rangers Head Coach and General Manager Steve Spott announced today that Paul Fixter will be joining the team as Associate Coach and Assistant General Manager.
Spott had this to say, "We are extremely pleased that Paul will be joining our organization. Paul comes with a tremendous wealth of experience and obvious pedigree of success having won two Stanley Cups".
Paul spent the last two years as the Head Coach of the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees of the Central Hockey League.
Fixter spent the previous four seasons with the AHL Hershey Bears, including two seasons as head coach. Paul moved into a scouting role when the Avalanche decided not to field a full AHL affiliate and the Bears switched affiliations to the Washington Capitals.
Before taking on his various roles with Hershey, Fixter worked for six seasons in Denver with the Avalanche. As an assistant coach for the Avalanche, Fixter was responsible for video scouting reports, analyzing game video and on ice practices for both current Los Angeles Kings head coach Marc Crawford and current Atlanta Thrashers bench boss Bob Hartley. He won a Stanley Cup under Crawford in 1996, and again in his final year in Colorado under Hartley. During Fixter's tenure in Denver, the Avalanche won two President's Trophies for the NHL's best regular season record.
After his playing days ended at the University of Windsor, Fixter began his coaching career at his alma mater while earning his master's degree in sports business administration.
The Rangers look forward to the upcoming 2008-09 season with Paul.