Brad Shaw was named assistant coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets on June 17, 2016, joining the club after spending the previous 10 years with the St. Louis Blues. He served as an assistant coach from 2006-12 and associate coach from 2012-16. During his tenure in St. Louis, he helped the club to six appearances in the Stanley Cup Playoffs in his final eight seasons, including each of the final five, and a berth in the Western Conference Final in 2015-16.
Shaw joined the Blues after serving as an assistant coach and interim head coach with the New York Islanders in 2005-06. He spent the previous three seasons as head coach of the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks, Anaheim's American Hockey League affiliate, leading the club to a pair of appearances in the Calder Cup Playoffs and a 44-31-4-1 record in 2004- 05. He also served as an assistant coach with the Tampa Bay Lightning (1999-00), head coach of the International Hockey League's Detroit Vipers (2000-01) and assistant coach with the AHL's Springfield Falcons (2001-02).
A defenseman, Shaw played 15 seasons in the NHL, IHL and AHL from 1984-99. He made his NHL debut in 1985-86 with the Hartford Whalers and went on to appear in 377 career games, registering 22 goals and 137 assists for 159 points and 208 penalty minutes with the Whalers, Ottawa Senators, Washington Capitals and Blues. He was named to the NHL AllRookie Team with Hartford in 1989-90. During that time, he also spent two seasons as a player-assistant coach with the Detroit Vipers from 1995-97 and helped the club win the IHL's Turner Cup championship in 1996-97.
Shaw was born on April 28, 1964 in Cambridge, Ontario. He and his wife, Mary, are the parents of three children, Taylore, Brady, and Caroline.