John Paddock, 56, was promoted to his current position as assistant GM of the Flyers following that season. Paddock was named the Phantoms Interim Head Coach on November 8, 2010 and coached the team until Joe Paterson took over on December 20, 2010.
Paddock has won five Calder Cups – two as a player (Maine, 1978 and 1979) and three as a coach (Maine, 1984; Hershey, 1988; Hartford, 2000). Three of those championships – the two as a player in Maine and the one in Hershey – came when his team was the primary affiliate of the Flyers.
Paddock is the only coach in American Hockey League history to coach three different franchises to a Calder Cup. He has a career record of 585-424-98 over 15 seasons as a head coach in the AHL, with the 585 wins and 1,107 total games coached both ranking third in AHL history. Paddock was inducted into the American Hockey League Hall of Fame on January 19, 2010.
Paddock has also coached 346 NHL games for the Winnipeg Jets (1991-92 to 1994-95) and the Ottawa Senators (2007-08), compiling a total record of 142-161-43.