Craig Hartsburg was named associate coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets on June 20, 2012.
|Hartsburg served as the head coach of the Western Hockey League's Everett Silvertips (75-54-16 from 2009-11), Ontario Hockey League's Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (181-117-42 from 2001-02, 2004-08) and OHL's Guelph Storm (47-14-5 in 1994-95). As head coach, he led Team Canada to consecutive gold medals at the 2007 and 2008 World Junior Hockey Championships and was an assistant coach when Canada won gold at the 2006 WJC tournament.|
A defenseman, Hartsburg was the No. 6 pick in the 1979 NHL Draft by the Minnesota North Stars, and went on to play 10 seasons with the club, registering 98 goals and 413 points with 818 penalty minutes in 570 games from 1979-89. He helped the North Stars advance to the 1981 Stanley Cup Final and appeared in the 1980, 1982 and 1983 All-Star Games.
He played junior hockey with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds from 1975-78 and made his professional debut with the World Hockey Association's Birmingham Bulls in 1978-89. He also represented Canada at the 1978 World Junior Championships, the 1981 and 1987 Canada Cup Tournaments and was the top defenseman at the 1987 World Championships.
Hartsburg was born on June 29, 1959 in Stratford, Ontario. He and his wife, Peggy, are the parents of son, Chris and daughter, Katie, and grandparents to Colin and Blake.