Former Winnipeg Jets assistant coach Pascal Vincent has taken a step back to eventually move forward.
Vincent has been named head coach of the Manitoba Moose to lead the AHL affiliate.
The 44-year-old spent the past five seasons under Jets head coach Paul Maurice, but will now lead his own team in the same building.
Prior to Atlanta moving to Winnipeg in 2011, Vincent was a head coach in the QMJHL for 12 seasons with the Montreal Juniors and Cape Breton Screaming Eagles.
Vincent becomes the eighth coach in Manitoba Moose history, as well as the seventh in their American Hockey League history.
Vincent replaces Keith McCambridge, who was retained as head coach when the Moose relocated back to Winnipeg in 2015. The Jets’ organization did not renew his contract for another season.