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Thrashers pick Ramsay as coach

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ATLANTA (AP) -Craig Ramsay is the fifth coach in Atlanta Thrashers' history.

General manager Rick Dudley says the 59-year-old Ramsay has been hired as the team's coach. He replaces John Anderson.

Ramsay was an assistant with the Boston Bruins from 2007-10. The Bruins advanced to the second round of the playoffs in 2009 and 2010.

Ramsay previously served as an interim head coach for Philadelphia in 2000 and Buffalo in the 1986-87 season.

He also has worked as an assistant with Tampa Bay, Ottawa and Florida.

Ramsay played 14 seasons with Buffalo from 1971-85.

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