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Jets name Simmons assistant GM

Winnipeg, MB (Sports Network) - The Winnipeg Jets named Larry Simmons their assistant general manager on Thursday.

Simmons, who has been employed by the Thrashers/Jets franchise since 1999, spent last season as assistant to general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff.

He also served as the club's vice president/assistant GM between 2004 and 2011.

08/02 15:56:12 ET