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Maple Leafs name Tim Hunter, Rob Zettler assistant coaches

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Maple Leafs name Tim Hunter, Rob Zettler assistant coaches

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TORONTO - Tim Hunter and Rob Zettler have joined the Toronto Maple Leafs as assistant coaches, the team announced Tuesday.

The pair, who join assistant Keith Acton on head coach Ron Wilson's staff, worked together the past five seasons with Wilson in San Jose.

"Tim and Rob bring winning experience to the Maple Leafs coaching staff," said general manager Cliff Fletcher. "Their familiarity with Ron's coaching style, along with their previous success in San Jose, will allow them to quickly bring in a structured system for our players to work within."

Prior to joining the Sharks, the 47-year-old Hunter spent five seasons as an assistant coach under Wilson with the Washington Capitals. Hunter played 16 seasons in the NHL for Calgary, Quebec, Vancouver and San Jose.

Zettler, 40, spent parts of the final three years of his career playing for Wilson and Hunter in Washington prior to joining San Jose as an assistant coach in 2002. He played 14 seasons in the NHL for Minnesota, San Jose, Philadelphia, Toronto, Nashville and Washington.

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