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GMHL Staff Profile: Andre Payette

The Greater Metro Junior 'A' Hockey League will be profiling one staff member per month

 February 10th, 2022 at 1:37PM  February 10th, 2022 5:09PM

The GMHL will be profiling one coach per month for the duration of the season to highlight a person who is tasked with the development of the junior hockey players that join his team. Both on and off the ice these men are responsible to help produce fine young men. We will be profiling and interviewing these coaches each month to help find out who is behind the bench. This month’s profile is on Fox Creek Ice Kings Head Coach and General Manager Andre Payette.
 
Andre is in his first year Coaching in the GMHL with Fox Creek. Andre was a standout junior player in the OHL for the Soo Greyhounds and Kingston Frontenacs, and after being drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers, followed up with a 20 year professional playing career which included a Calder Cup and several seasons in North America and Great Britain. After completing his playing career in Great Britain, he started his successful coaching and managerial career. Over the past decade, he has coached and/or managed several successful teams including the Sheffield Steeldogs, Hull Pirates, and the Great Britain World Junior hockey team!
 
Payette has led the Ice Kings to 13 wins this season and has had a hand in the development of many junior players this season as they hope to advance to both professional and college levels following their time in Fox Creek. His connections in North America and overseas has been a huge advantage to him helping make Fox Creek a hockey hotbed.

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