1 on 1 with Jason Christie head coach of Jax IceMen

He's coached all over the country but this is his first time in Florida.

Brian Chojnacki goes 1 on 1 with the newly named head coach and VP of hockey operations of the Jacksonville IceMen, Jason Christie. If there's anything you need to know about Christie it's that he's a winner, in fact, he's the winningest head coach in ECHL history with 547 victories.

Leading up to the signing IceMen president Bob Ohrablo emphasized the importance of hiring a coach with ECHL experience, Ohrablo stuck to his word, not only does the new IceMen coach hold the record for wins but he sits 2 games behind John Marks for most games coached in the ECHL history with 1,007.

Christie, 48, becomes the first head coach in franchise history for the IceMen after coaching the Winnipeg Jets affiliate  Tulsa Oilers for the past two seasons.

Looking at his experience not only with the sport of hockey but especially in the ECHL, Brian Chojnacki not only approves the move but believes Jacksonville couldn't have done better with their selection of Christie.

Follow Brian on Twitter at @BroadcastingBri

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