Craig Hartsburg was named associate coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets on June 20, 2012.
Hartsburg, who spent last season as associate coach of the Calgary Flames, brings over two decades of coaching experience to the Blue Jackets, including serving as the head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks from 1995-98, Anaheim Ducks from 1998-2001 and Ottawa Senators in 2008-09.
He led his clubs to the Stanley Cup Playoffs in three of his five full seasons as a head coach and also served as an assistant coach with the Minnesota North Stars (1989-90) and Philadelphia Flyers (1990-94, 2002-04).
"Craig Hartsburg has been a successful head coach at every level of hockey including the NHL, has been an assistant or associate coach in the League and was an All-Star as a player, so I feel very fortunate to add a coach and person of his caliber to our staff," Richards said. "He will be a valuable resource for me, our staff and players, and I am very happy to welcome him to the Columbus Blue Jackets."