New job for Jordan Smith

Randy Russon
July 5, 2017

It’s a nice step up. Jordan Smith is moving on from coach-general manager of the Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League to associate coach of the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League.

The 31-year old Sault Ste. Marie native joins a Sudbury coaching staff under recently-hired bench boss Cory Stillman and holdover assistant Darryl Moxam.

Smith is a former OHL defenseman with the Soo Greyhounds and a second-round National Hockey League draft pick of the Anaheim Ducks from back in 2004. His once-promising playing career was halted by an eye injury.

Having coached in the NOJHL with the Thunderbirds for four years, Smith is looking ahead to his return to the OHL — this time as a coach — 180 miles down the road from the Soo to Sudbury.

“It is an exciting time for the players, staff and loyal fans of the Wolves, as we embark on a new era in Sudbury,” Smith relayed. “I am thrilled to be part of it and can’t wait to get going.”

PHOTO: Coach Jordan Smith, formerly of the NOJHL Soo Thunderbirds, now of the OHL Sudbury Wolves. (Photo by Ali Pearson.)

What you think about “New job for Jordan Smith”

  1. Do the Greyhounds have a problem with hiring one of the city’s own? Least I’ll get to see him here in Sudbury working with the Wolves D.

  2. The Greyhounds should of hired Jordan when they had the chance. They passed on him two times if my memary is correct.

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