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Brad Larsen
Brad Larsen was named assistant coach for the Columbus Blue Jackets on June 16, 2014.
Brad Larsen was named assistant coach for the Columbus Blue Jackets on June 16, 2014. Larsen, 36, had most recently served as head coach of the Springfield Falcons, the Blue Jackets' AHL affiliate. In two seasons in Springfield, Larsen tallied a 92-45-15 record and won the Northeast Division twice. This past season, 2013-14, Larsen guided the Falcons to their first 100-point campaign in franchise history (47-23-6). In 2010, Larsen concluded a 13-year playing career that included 294 NHL games with the Colorado Avalanche and Atlanta Thrashers.
Brad Larsen is a native of Narkusp, British Columbia, Canada. A left winger throughout his career, Larsen fluctuated between the AHL and NHL after he was drafted 87th overall by the Colorado Avalanche in 1997. Larsen twice represented Canada at the World Junior Championships, winning gold both times and totaling 10 points over 13 games.

Larsen joined the Springfield Falcons (AHL) on August 20, 2010, as an assistant coach. Since taking over as head coach two seasons ago, Larsen has experienced unprecedented success with the Falcons. In 2013-14, Larsen led the Falcons to their first 100-point campaign in franchise history.