Six Quick facts about new coach Jarrod Skalde

Six Quick facts about new coach Jarrod Skalde

We've got 6 fun facts about our new Head Coach:

FACT 1 - His nickname is Juice. His Dad (Juice Sr.) also has the same nickname. 

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FACT 2 - He’s got a son named Skate. Apt, hey? Skate is playing junior hockey this season in Ontario.

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FACT 3 - He’s played a total of 115 games in the NHL – including one game for the Calgary Flames – which is enough to earn him instant ‘family’ status with our Calgary-based owners. 

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FACT 4 - Former Devils Andrew Hotham and Carl Hudson played under Skalde during the 2010-11 season while he was Head Coach at the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL.

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FACT 5 - They’re not the only former Devils Skalde has coached. Former Devil and current Manchester Storm Head Coach Ryan Finnerty played 15 games under Skalde at the Bloomington PrairieThunder during the 2009-10 season. Finnerty left midway through that same season to join the Cardiff Devils. 

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FACT 6 - Skalde was named 2012-13 ECHL Coach of the Year when he was Head Coach of the Cincinnati Cyclones – a current affiliate of the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres and the AHL’s Rochester Americans.

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Want to find out more about Jarrod Skalde? Watch his first interviews as the Cardiff Devils Head Coach here: 

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