|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Despite having a grossly losing record, Kelly is the only Rockies coach to lead the team to the playoffs
in 77-78. They didn't have a prayer against the Philadelphia Flyers.
That was probably Kelly's only saving grace in retaining his job for the following season. But a poor
start to the season lead to his inevitable firing.
Most of his coaching successes would come in both the AHL and the IHL after the Rockies job, and in
the Eastern Hockey League before, accumulating over 800 wins in his minor league career.
He was also one of the co-founders of the East Coast Hockey League, as well as its commissioner for the
first 8 years of its existence. The league's championship trophy is named after him.
|Playoff Statistics with the Franchise
|Patrick James Kelly
Born: 9.8.35 Sioux Lookout, Ontario