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  Columbus Blue Jackets Coaching Staff [ Back to Coaches Index ]

Todd Richards
Head Coach

The Blue Jackets signed head coach Todd Richards to a two-year contract extension on  May 27, 2014. Richards, who replaced Scott Arniel on an interim basis Jan. 9, inherited a team that was 11-25-5, but guided them to an 18-21-2 finish. 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
 
Quote of the Day

There was a lot of talk off the ice. From a player's standpoint, that's not the talk in the room. GMs make decisions, coaches make decisions, but as a team you have to come together and be ready to go, and we are.

— San Jose Sharks forward Tommy Wingels on his team's approach entering training camp