Michelle Maurice is the loving wife of Paul Maurice; her husband is the Canadian head coach of the Florida Panthers; he previously coached the Winnipeg Jets, Carolina Hurricanes, Toronto Maple Leafs, and the Hartford Whalers of the WHL. The Ontario native started his career with the Windsor Spitfires in 1987, the team he was a defenseman prior to suffering an eye injury that forced him to retire.
Paul Maurice Coaching Career
Paul Maurice was 20, when he suffered a permanent eye injury and received an offer to become an assistant coach to his team. In 1990 he joined the Detroit Red Wings, formerly the Detroit Compuware Ambassadors.
Five years later, he joined the Carolina Hurricanes, then known as the Hartford Whalers. The Whalers named him their head coach that same year. The team changed their name to the Carolina Hurricanes after they moved to Raleigh.
The Hurricanes fired Maurice in December 2003, Peter Laviolette replaced him, and Bruce joined the Toronto Maple Leafs; however, Bruce returned to Raleigh after Laviolette was fired in 2008.
He joined the Metallurg Magnitogorsk in 2012 and signed with the Winnipeg Jets on January 12, 2014.
Paul Maurice agreed to a contract extension with the Winnipeg Jets on April 16, 2014, leading them to their first playoffs appearance closing their season with a 43-26-13, for 99 points.
Maurice signed a contract extension with Winnipeg on February 12, 2020; however, by December 17, 2021, he announced his resignation from the coaching role for the Winnipeg Jets.
The Florida Panthers introduced Paul Maurice as their new head coach on June 22, 2022.
Paul Maurice Contract and Salary
Paul Maurice signed a three-year, $11.7 million contract with the Florida Panthers. He earns an annual salary of $3.9 million.
Paul Maurice Wife
What about his personal life? Not much sadly, thus far, we know that Coach Paul Maurice’s beautiful wife, Michelle Ann Maurice was born on November 11, 1965. Michelle Maurice was a high school teacher in Windsor, Ontario.
Michelle Maurice, known as Mitch and her husband, have three amazing children; Sydney, 25, Luke, 17, and Jake, 24.
Paul Maurice Children
Paul and Michelle Maurice’s three children are Sydney, Jake and Paul.
Sydney Caroline Maurice, 25, she played hockey for the Manitoba Women’s Junior Team, The Polar Ice, and is now a hockey coach at St. Mary’s Academy.
Jake Maurice born Jacob Michael Maurice, 24, graduated with a degree in broadcasting and media communications from Herzing College and a degree in creative communications from Red River College Polytechnic. Jake is a emote play-by-play broadcaster for the Florida Everglades; before that, he was a board operator for 680 CJOB News Talk – Breaking News Winnipeg and a broadcaster for Manitoba Junior Hockey League.
The youngest, Luke Maurice, attended St. Paul High School, he later went to Notre Dame and is currently pursuing a law degree in Miami.