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Todd Richards
Head Coach

Todd Richards was named head coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets on May 14, 2012 after serving as the club’s interim head coach from Jan. 9, 2012 through the end of the 2011-12 season. Prior to his stint in Columbus, Richards was head coach of the Minnesota Wild from 2009-2011. Richards compiled a 77-71-16 record while at the helm in Minnesota. ...more
 
Craig Hartsburg
Associate Coach

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. ...more
 
Brad Larsen
Assistant Coach

Brad Larsen joined the Columbus Blue Jackets as an assistant coach on June 16, 2014 after spending the previous two seasons as head coach of the Springfield Falcons, the club’s American Hockey League affiliate. After joining the Falcons as an assistant coach prior to the 2010-11 season, he was promoted to head coach on May 21, 2012 and guided the club to a 92-45-15 record and a pair of Northeast Division titles in two seasons behind the bench. ...more
 
Ian Clark
Goaltending Coach

Ian Clark joined the Columbus Blue Jackets as goaltending coach on June 6, 2011. He joined the organization after serving as the Vancouver Canucks goaltending coach and consultant from 2002-10. In addition to his eight years with the Canucks organization, Clark was also a member of Team Canada's coaching staff at the World Junior Championships from 2003-06, winning silver medals in 2003 and 2004 and capturing gold in 2005 and 2006. ...more
 
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Obviously there's a lot of expectations around me but it's something I try not to focus on. I'm just trying to go out there, be myself on the ice every day, try to get better, be myself around the guys in the locker room. I think that's what's made me successful and the person that I am.

— Sabres forward Jack Eichel on transitioning from college hockey to the NHL