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  Atlanta Thrashers Coaching Staff

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Craig Ramsay
Head Coach

The Atlanta Thrashers named Craig Ramsay the fifth head coach in franchise history on June 24, 2010. Ramsay, 59, has nearly 40 years of NHL experience as a player, coach and talent evaluator for the Buffalo Sabres, Florida Panthers, Ottawa Senators, Philadelphia Flyers, Tampa Bay Lightning and Boston Bruins. “Craig is very well-respected in the hockey community and we’re excited to add a coach of his caliber to our organization” said Dudley. ...more
 
John Torchetti
Associate Coach

John Torchetti was hired as the Thrashers' associate coach on July 8, 2010, less than a month after he won the Stanley Cup as an assistant coach with the Chicago Blackhawks. Torchetti has a long-time working relationship with Thrashers general manager Rick Dudley -- Dudley has hired Torchetti two other times in his career and also was involved in getting Torchetti hired by the Blackhawks as an assistant coach there when Dudley served in Chicago's front office. Torchetti also has worked with Thrashers coach Craig Ramsay, as the two were assistants together in Tampa Bay.   ...more
 
Mike Stothers
Assistant Coach

The Atlanta Thrashers on Monday, July 12, 2010 named Mike Stothers as an assistant coach, joining Associate Coach John Torchetti on new coach Craig Ramsay's staff. Stothers has early 30 years of professional hockey experience as a player and coach, and most recently served as coach for the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League in 2007-08.  ...more
 
  Clint Malarchuk
Goaltending Consultant

The Atlanta Thrashers hired former NHL goalie Clint Malarchuk as their new goaltending consultant on Thursday, August 19, 2010. Malarchuk also has worked for the Florida Panthers and Columbus Blue Jackets. With Florida, Malarchuk helped Roberto Luongo reach his first All-Star Game in 2003-04. He also helped Steve Mason win the Calder Trophy and lead the Blue Jackets to the playoffs for the first time in franchise history in 2008-09.   ...more
 
Quote of the Day

Your team is going to want to recapture the feeling. What they're going to have to figure out is they're going to have to rewrite the story. Because you're going to rewrite the story doesn't mean you want a different end. It's just that you're going to have to learn that there's different challenges to get there, and if you're going to try and tap the same feeling, it ain't going to happen.

— Los Angeles Kings general manager Dean Lombardi on maintaining their success from last season