On ice coach and consultant
In 2000 JP was signed by the Atlanta Thrashers. His first professional year was spent in the IHL with the Orlando Solar Bears where he helped them win the Turner Cup.
In 2001, JP won a Calder Cup with the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League. In 2003, JP finally made the jump to the NHL where he played over 200 games with the Atlanta Thrashers. In 2007, JP signed in Europe to play five years in the Swiss NLA. There he won one championship with the Bern Bears where he served as co-captain. During his time in Switzerland, JP had the honor of wearing a team Canada Jersey on five different occasions playing in the oldest professional hockey tournament, the Spengler Cup. In 2007 JP and his
teammates won gold at this tournament.