Coyotes name Hall of Famer Fuhr as assistant
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Fuhr, who was inducted into the Hall in his first year of eligibility in 2003 after 19 stellar seasons in the NHL, finished his career with a record of 403-295-114 with 25 shutouts. He began his career with Edmonton, where he won five Stanley Cup Championships with the Oilers, four of which came alongside Wayne Gretzky, who is currently the Coyotes' managing partner. Fuhr also spent time with Toronto, Buffalo, Los Angeles, St. Louis and Calgary before calling it a career in 2000. "Grant is the perfect man for the role at this time in our organization," said Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Michael Barnett. "His Hockey Hall of Fame credentials speak for themselves, but it is also his demeanor, his confidence, and his insight into how best to deal with the unique pressures that an NHL goaltender must experience." For two seasons following his retirement, Fuhr served as a goaltending consultant for the Calgary Flames from 2000-02.