Chris Chelios will expand his current role with the team and join the coaching staff, Dave Noel-Bernier has been hired as video coach and Jim Bedard will return for his 19th season as goaltending coach.
When Jeff Blashill left Western Michigan to take a position as an assistant with the Red Wings, his father did not understand the move.
Blashill did not announce Tuesday who his assistant coaches will be, but he said he planned to have that decided by next week.
Moments before introducing new head coach Jeff Blashill, Ken Holland joked that the hiring was the worst-kept secret in Red Wings history.
Blashill spent the last three seasons as the head coach of the Grand Rapids Griffins, the AHL affiliate of the Red Wings.
The Red Wings are expected to hire Jeff Blashill, who is currently the head coach of the Grand Rapids Griffins.
Is now the time for Griffins coach Jeff Blashill to be crowned head coach of the Detroit Red Wings?
General manager Ken Holland says the Red Wings will not announce a new coach until the Griffins are finished with the playoffs.
The first regret Babcock mentioned was comical – “I would have put a pool in when I first arrived.”
The Detroit Red Wings are ready to start searching for a new coach — and right now there’s only one clear candidate.