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Position Defence
Shot Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
185 lb (84 kg)
Teams Edmonton Oilers
Chicago Blackhawks
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born May 22 1964 (1964-05-22) (age 45),
Fort St. James, B.C.
NHL Draft 20th overall, 1982
Edmonton Oilers
Pro Career 1983 – 1992


Jim Playfair (born May 22, 1964 in Fort St. James, British Columbia) is a retired former professional ice hockey player and a former head coach of the Calgary Flames. Before making the NHL, Jim played for the Fort Saskatchewan Traders located just north of Edmonton. He played for the Edmonton Oilers and Chicago Blackhawks over the course of his career.

He played junior hockey with the Portland Winter Hawks and the Calgary Wranglers of the Western Hockey League. The Edmonton Oilers drafted him in the first round, 20th overall, in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft.

Playfair played in only 21 NHL games, scoring 2 goals and 4 assists.

Jim Playfair became the head coach of the Calgary Flames on July 12, 2006, a promotion from his role as an assistant coach and replacing Darryl Sutter who previously had been both head coach and general manager. Sutter's resignation as head coach was not unexpected; he had previously hinted he would make such a move due to the difficulty of his dual role and the handover had been planned. Sutter continued as general manager of the Flames. Playfair was also previously the head coach of the Saint John Flames of the American Hockey League, where he coached the Baby Flames to a Calder Cup championship in 2001. He lives in Calgary, Alberta with his wife Roxane, and their 3 sons Dylan, Jackson, and Austin.

On June 14, 2007, Playfair was replaced as head coach of the Calgary Flames by Mike Keenan, formerly of the Florida Panthers. In his first and only season as head coach of the Flames, the team went 43–29–10 which was good enough for the 8th and final playoff spot. The team went on to be eliminated by the Detroit Red Wings in the first round 4–2.

He is currently the Head Coach of the Abbotsford Heat as of June 5, 2009

Career statistics

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Playing career

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1981–82 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 70 4 13 17 121 15 1 2 3 21
1982–83 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 63 8 27 35 218 14 0 5 5 16
1983–84 Edmonton Oilers NHL 2 1 1 2 2 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
1983–84 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 16 5 6 11 38 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
1983–84 Calgary Wranglers WHL 46 6 9 15 96 4 0 1 1 2
1984–85 Nova Scotia Oilers AHL 41 0 4 4 107 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
1985–86 Nova Scotia Oilers AHL 73 2 12 14 160 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
1986–87 Nova Scotia Oilers AHL 60 1 21 22 82 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
1987–88 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 12 1 3 4 21 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
1987–88 Saginaw Hawks IHL 50 5 21 26 133 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
1988–89 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 7 0 0 0 28 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
1988–89 Saginaw Hawks IHL 23 3 6 9 73 6 0 2 2 20
1989–90 Indianapolis Ice IHL 67 7 24 31 137 14 1 5 6 24
1990–91 Indianapolis Ice IHL 23 3 4 7 31 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
1991–92 Indianapolis Ice IHL 23 1 1 2 53 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
NHL totals 21 2 4 6 51 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”

Head coaching record

Year Team League Regular Season Post Season
G W L T OTL Pts Finish Result
1993–94 Dayton ECHL 68 29 31 - 8 66 5th in North Lost in First Round
1994–95 Dayton ECHL 68 42 17 - 9 93 2nd in North Lost in Second Round
1995–96 Dayton ECHL 70 35 28 - 7 77 5th in North Lost in First Round
2000–01 Saint John AHL 80 44 24 7 5 100 1st in Canadian Won Calder Cup
2001–02 Saint John AHL 80 29 34 13 4 75 5th in Canadian Missed Playoffs
2002–03 Saint John AHL 32 10 19 2 1 (71) Promoted to NHL midseason
2006–07 Calgary NHL 82 43 29 – 10 96 3rd in Northwest Lost in First Round
Preceded by
Grant Fuhr
Edmonton Oilers first round draft pick
1982
Succeeded by
Jeff Beukeboom
Preceded by
Darryl Sutter
Head coach of the Calgary Flames
2006–07
Succeeded by
Mike Keenan
Edmonton Oilers first-round draft picks
WHA: Rogers β€’ Soetaert β€’ Dean β€’ Chapman β€’ Federko β€’ Crossbeen
NHL: Lowe β€’ Coffey β€’ Fuhr β€’ Playfair β€’ Beukeboom β€’ Odelein β€’ Metcalfe β€’ Issel β€’ Soberlak β€’ Leroux β€’ Soules β€’ Allison β€’ Wright β€’ Rucinsky β€’ Hulbig β€’ Arnott β€’ Stajduhar β€’ Bonsignore β€’ Smyth β€’ Kelly β€’ Devereaux β€’ Descoteaux β€’ Riesen β€’ Henrich β€’ Rita β€’ Mikhnov β€’ Hemsky β€’ Niinimaki β€’ Pouliot β€’ Dubnyk β€’ Schremp β€’ Cogliano β€’ Gagner β€’ Plante β€’ Nash
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