Report: Jets interviewing Trotz for coaching vacancy

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The Winnipeg Jets are interviewing Barry Trotz for their head coaching position Tuesday, according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet.

The veteran bench boss was fired from his role with the New York Islanders last week after he authored a 152-102-34 record with the franchise. Trotz also helped lead the team to the Eastern Conference Finals in both 2020 and 2021.

However, the Islanders missed the playoffs this season. The team went 37-35-10, finishing fourth in the Metropolitan Division and 16 points back of the final wild-card spot.

Trotz, 59, is one of the most accomplished head coaches in NHL history. He's won the third-most regular-season games of all time (914), placing behind only Scott Bowman (1,244) and Joel Quenneville (969). Trotz also helped the Washington Capitals claim the franchise's first Stanley Cup in 2017-18.

The bench boss began his 23-year career as the first head coach in Nashville Predators history.

The Jets lost Paul Maurice this past December after he resigned from the team. Assistant coach Dave Lowry took over in an interim role and posted a 26-22-6 record down the stretch for the sixth-place club.

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