Fathers and Sons Who Both Coached in the NHL

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  1. rojac

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    I was just reminded of the fact that Larry Wilson, father of Ron Wilson, served as interim coach of the Red Wings in 76-77. Are there any other father-son pairs who both coached in the NHL?

    I can think of several GMs who are the sons of NHL coaches (John Ferguson, Jr., Ray Shero, Stan Bowman, etc.) but no other coaches who meet that criteria.
     
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    Emile and Bob Francis are the only one I can think of.
     
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    Right. That's one I should have thought of.
     
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    The Patricks sent three generations to NHL bench jobs, Lester, Lynn and Craig. All of 'em coached the Rangers at some point as well.
     
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    Yeah, I feel really stupid not thinking of them. I was just checking on them and Lester had another son Muzz Patrick who also coached the Rangers.
     
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    Not yet but it could eventually happen with the Dineens-Bill, who coached the Flyers in the 90's and Kevin who has been rumoured for many a NHL coaching job the past few years.
     

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