Jim Playfair

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Jim Playfair was born in Fort St. James, British Columbia, Canada on May 22nd, 1964 and is the Family Member. At the age of 59, Jim Playfair biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
May 22, 1964
Place of Birth
Fort St. James, British Columbia, Canada
59 years old
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Ice Hockey Player
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Jim Playfair Life

James Playfair (born May 22, 1964) is the former Arizona Coyotes' assistant coach.

He is a former NHL ice hockey player and a former head coach of the Calgary Flames.

In June 2019, the Edmonton Oilers hired him as an associate coach.

Personal life

He is the father of actor Dylan Playfair, who is best known for his role as Reilly in Letterkenny, as well as Gil the Pirate in The Descendants trilogy on The Disney Channel.


Jim Playfair Career

Playing career

Playfair travelled for the Fort Saskatchewan Traders, just north of Edmonton, before making the NHL. Over the course of his career, he played for the Edmonton Oilers and Chicago Blackhawks. Larry Playfair's older brother Larry Playfair shares a lot of the same traits - both were drafted in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft (Larry in 1978 and Jim in 1982), and both played junior hockey for the Portland Winter Hawks of the Western Hockey League. Larry played in 688 games in his career, while Jim for 21.

Coaching career

Jim Playfair was promoted to the Calgary Flames' head coach and replacement Darryl Sutter, who had previously served as both head coach and general manager. Sutter's as the Flames' general manager stayed on. Playfair was also 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 and his wife Roxane, Michael Jackson, and their three children Dylan, Jackson, and Austyn, lived in Calgary, Alberta.

Playfair was fired as head coach of the Calgary Flames by Mike Keenan, formerly of the Florida Panthers, on June 14, 2007. The team lost 43–29–10, which was good enough for the eighth and final playoff spot in Mike's first and only season as head coach of the Flames. In the first round, the team was eliminated by the Detroit Red Wings.

Playfair started his second stint as a head coach in the American Hockey League on June 5, 2009, after being named head coach of the Abbotsford Heat (Calgary Flames affiliate). Playfair led the Heat to a 77–61–13 record in his two seasons as president (176 points). He led the Heat to the North Division finals in 2009–10, losing to the Hamilton Bulldogs in six games. Playfair lost his temper and broke two hockey sticks due to penalty calls on March 27, 2010, an incident in which Playfair has apologised for.

On June 13, 2011, he was hired as the Arizona Coyotes' assistant coach. The Coyotes and Playfair decided to part disagree on June 27, 2017. He was hired as an assistant coach for the Edmonton Oilers in June 2019. In February 2022, Playfair was fired by the Oilers, as well as head coach Dave Tippett.