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Former St. John's IceCaps' assistant hired by Anaheim Ducks

Mark Morrison, who spent four years as an assistant coach with the American Hockey League’s St. John’s IceCaps, will work in the NHL next season.

Mark Morrison

On Thursday, the Anaheim Ducks named Morrison and Steve Konowalchuk as assistant coaches on the staff of head coach Randy Carlyle.

They join in-place assistants Trent Yawney and Rich Preston and goaltending coach Sudarshan Maharaj.

Morrison was an assistant to Keith McCambridge in St. John’s during the four seasons (2011-2015) the IceCaps were the farm team of the Winnipeg Jets. For the last two years, the 54-year old from Delta, B.C., was an assistant coach with the Manitoba Moose after the Jets moved their AHL franchise to Winnipeg.

Before coming to the Jets organization, Morrison was a head coach for Victoria of the ECHL.

Konowalchuk previously was head coach of the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League (2011-17) and an assistant coach for the Colorado Avalanche (2009-11).

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