Flynn gets a job with the Blue Jackets

Danny Flynn

After serving as an assistant coach of the Western Hockey League’s Portland Winterhawks last season, a former member of the Soo Greyhounds is going back to the National Hockey League to take on a different role.

On Friday, it was announced that 60 year old Danny Flynn has been named the Eastern Amateur Scout of the National Hockey League’s Columbus Blue Jackets.

Flynn served as an assistant coach of the Soo Greyhounds from 1990- 1994, before moving up to become head coach in the 1994-1995 season.

After serving one season as the Hounds head coach in 1994-1995, Flynn went back to being the assistant coach of the club during the 1995-1996 season, and worked alongside head coach Joe Patterson.

In his six seasons with the Hounds, the Dartmouth, Nova Scotia native also served as the club’s assistant general manager.

Flynn also helped the Hounds win back to back J. Ross Robertson Cup titles in 1991 & 1992, before helping them capture their first and only Memorial Cup title in 1993.

The 60 year old has also worked with a few other National Hockey League teams in the past, including the New York Islanders (2007), Buffalo Sabres (2015) and the Los Angeles Kings (2000-2005).

Flynn, who served as an assistant coach of the New York Islanders (2007) and Buffalo Sabres (2015), worked alongside the same man he had success with during his time with the Soo Greyhounds.

Ted Nolan!

Flynn served as an amateur scout for the Los Angeles Kings from 2000-2005.