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His former assistant is Brad Larsen

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The Columbus Blue Jackets have announced their new coach Thursday, promotion Former assistant Brad Larsen to take responsibility for it John Tortorella.

Columbus Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella, left, and assistant coach Brad Larsen, right, speak during post-season training camp on Monday, July 13, 2020 at Ohio Health Ice House in Columbus, Ohio. [Joshua A. Bickel/Dispatch]

Larsen, 44, has been an assistant coach for Columbus for the past seven seasons.

Here are five things to know about the new Blue Jackets trainer:

Brad Larsen’s goal was to become a head coach in the National Hockey League

In a 2012 interview with masslive.comLarsen explained his future plans:

“Being a head coach in the NHL? That’s my goal, sure, but there’s no need to rush.” “Training is a process, there is a lot that goes into it – all the preparation, all the study of your team and the other teams, plus learning how to motivate your players. It all takes time. You need time to grow,” he said.

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