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7/18/2006 2:26:56 PM

The Vancouver Canucks announced Tuesday that Rick Bowness, Mike Kelly and Barry Smith have been named assistant coaches to work with new head coach Alain Vigneault.

Bowness joins the coaching staff from the Phoenix Coyotes where he served as assistant coach for the last five years. He was also head coach of the Winnipeg Jets, Boston Bruins, Ottawa Senators, New York Islanders and Coyotes.

Kelly becomes a member of the coaching staff after working alongside Vigneault as assistant coach of the Manitoba Moose during the 2005-06 AHL season.

Smith continues his tenure with the Vancouver Canucks, entering his fourth season as Assistant Coach with the team.
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