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Jackets Hire Craig Hartsburg As Associate Coach

Jun 20, 2012 2:47 PM EST

The Blue Jackets announced today that former Blackhawks, Ducks and Senators head coach Craig Hartsburg has joined the club's coaching staff as associate coach under Head Coach Todd Richards. Hartsburg, who spent last season as associate coach of the Flames, brings over two decades of coaching experience to the Blue Jackets, including serving as the head coach of the Blackhawks from 1995-98, Ducks from 1998-2001 and Senators in 2008-09. He led his clubs to the Stanley Cup Playoffs in three of his five full seasons as a head coach and also served as an assistant coach with the North Stars (1989-90) and Philadelphia (1990-94, 2002-04). "Craig Hartsburg has been a successful head coach at every level of hockey including the NHL, has been an assistant or associate coach in the League and was an All-Star as a player, so I feel very fortunate to add a coach and person of his caliber to our staff," said Richards. "He will be a valuable resource for me, our staff and players, and I am very happy to welcome him to the Columbus Blue Jackets."

Via Press Release