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Daniel Jacob appointed assistant coach with the Laval Rocket

He will be back behind the bench of the Laval team as assistant coach

LAVAL (July 3, 2024) – The Laval Rocket announced today the hiring of Daniel Jacob as an assistant coach with the team. Before joining the Rocket, Jacob served as an assistant coach for the Syracuse Crunch and the San Diego Gulls in the AHL. He also held the same role behind the bench of the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada for four seasons. The coach will be back behind the Rocket bench, after spending three seasons (2018-19 – 2020-21) as assistant coach with the Laval team.

Daniel Jacob, 43, spent last season as an assistant coach with the Syracuse Crunch. The team went 39-24-4-5. Jacob also served as an assistant coach with the San Diego Gulls during the 2021-2022 season. The team went 28-33-4-3.

Daniel Jacob, as assistant coach, led the Armada to two consecutive President Cup finals. With Jacob on staff, the Armada never missed the playoffs, posting an impressive 160-80-18-14 record, and winning the Jean-Rougeau Trophy last season as the QMJHL’s regular season champions.

His excellent work at the Junior level didn’t go unnoticed and eventually led to an opportunity with Hockey Canada. Jacob was selected to join the coaching staff for the gold medal-winning Men’s National Under-17 Team at the 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.

Prior to making his coaching debut, the St-Jean-sur-Richelieu native suited up for four seasons with the McGill University Redmen after a short stint with the QMJHL’s Drummondville Voltigeurs. During his time in the Canadian collegiate ranks with McGill, the former defenseman recorded 37 points (16 goals, 21 assists) and added 369 penalty minutes in 108 contests. He also sported the colours of the AHL’s San Antonio Rampage and Austria’s Innsbruck HC before ending his playing career.

Daniel Jacob graduated from McGill University with a kinesiology degree. He also served as director of the McGill Redmen Hockey School for four years.