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Wings Name Two New Assistant Coaches

09/04/2001, 1:33pm EDT
By National Lacrosse League

The Philadelphia Wings have named former Wings players Paul Deniken and Chris Flynn as the team?s new assistant coaches, according to team General Manager Marty O'Neill. Deniken will coordinate the defensive efforts while Flynn will orchestrate the offensive plan to contribute to recently named Coach Adam Mueller's overall game plan.

Paul and Chris make great additions to the Wings family, said O'Neill in making the announcement. We feel that their experiences will compliment Adam (Mueller's) for a great staff. They were both great players who can translate their knowledge to our current roster. They both have an understanding of how this team expects to work hard and win games, as well as
a great love of the Philadelphia fans.

Deniken, a Philadelphia native, played eight seasons with the Wings, including NLL Championship teams in 1994, 95, and 98. During his playing career, Deniken amassed 154 points (71 goals and 83 assists) in 63 regular season games, 35 points (21 goals and 14 assists) during 10 post-season games. Deniken is listed as the fifth all- time regular season shots leader (273), fourth all-time post-season goals leader (21) and fifth all-time points leader in the regular and post seasons (154 and 35 respectively).

Flynn, also from the Philadelphia region, was a ten-year veteran of the Wings, including four Championship seasons (1990, 94, 95, 98). Flynn accumulated 128 points (53 goals and 75 assists) in 78 regular season games, 26 points (13 goals and 13 assists) in 16 post-season games. Flynn is listed as having the Wings third all-time ground balls (382), the fourth all-time games played (78) and fifth all-time penalty minutes (78).

The Wings will raise their NLL Championship banner at their home opener on Friday, January 18. For information on season tickets, game plans, luxury suite packages, birthday parties and group ticket plans, please call (215) 389-WINGS.

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