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Columbus Blue Jackets Hire Brad Larsen as head coach

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He will be the eighth head coach in franchise history.

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The Columbus Blue Jackets have officially hired Brad Larsen as the eighth head coach in franchise.

He beat out other finalists, including former head coach Gerard Gallant.

Brad Larsen has been a part of the organization for a decade. He receives a three year contract through the 2023-24 season. Terms were not disclosed.

Larsen was hired at the Springfield Falcons and was their head coach from 2012-14, going 95-45-11. He has been an assistant for seven seasons here, infamously coaching the power play and forwards in his time here.

Welcome head coach Brad Larsen!