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Jets promote Simmons to assistant GM

TSN.ca Staff

8/2/2012 3:37:05 PM

The Winnipeg Jets announced Thursday the appointment of Larry Simmons as assistant general manager.

Simmons spent the 2011-12 season with the Jets as the Assistant to the General Manager, assisting GM Kevin Cheveldayoff and assistant general manager Craig Heisinger in various capacities. He remains with the Winnipeg Jets hockey franchise after spending 12 seasons with the team in Atlanta.

Simmons held the position of Vice-President/Assistant General Manager with the Atlanta Thrashers beginning in 2004,and continued in the same capacity until the team's relocation to Winnipeg in 2011.  Simmons, who joined the franchise before play began in 1999, held various roles within the Hockey Operations department prior to 2004.