It sure seems like the Hamilton Bulldogs love Soo connections!
First, they named former Soo Greyhounds forward and 1993 Memorial Cup champion Dave Matsos as their new head coach.
And now, they have hired a Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario native to work alongside Matsos for the upcoming season.
The defending J. Ross Robertson Cup champion Hamilton Bulldogs have announced on Friday that they have named 34 year old Patrick Jarrett as their new assistant/video coach.
Jarrett, who played one season with the NOJHL’s Soo Thunderbirds in their inaugural season back in 1999-2000, led the club in scoring with 22 goals and 54 points in 39 regular season games, before being named the NOJHL’s Rookie of the Year.
After spending one season with the Thunderbirds, Jarrett was selected first overall by the Mississauga IceDogs in the 2000 OHL Priority Selection.
Jarrett went on to play five seasons in the Ontario Hockey League from 2000-2005, splitting time with the Mississauga IceDogs and Owen Sound Attack.
He also served as captain of the Owen Sound Attack from 2002-2005.
Jarrett, who was selected in the 5th round (138th overall) by the National Hockey League’s Nashville Predators back in 2002, retired from playing hockey after spending last season with the Lowen Frankfurt.