Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Columbus Blue Jackets press release: COLUMBUS, OHIO Todd Richards has been named head coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets, the National Hockey League club announced today. Richards, who served as the clubs interim head coach over the final 41 games of the 2011-12 season, has agreed to a two-year contract through the 2013-14 season.The Blue Jackets will hold a press conference with Richards, Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Scott Howson and Senior Advisor, Hockey Operations Craig Patrick today at 1 p.m. at Nationwide Arena. The press conference will be streamed live on Jackets TV at BlueJackets.com.Richards, 45, joined the Blue Jackets as an assistant coach on June 20, 2011 and took over as interim head coach on January 9. He led the Blue Jackets to an 18-21-2 record, including a 16-14-1 mark over the final 31 games with wins in seven of its last 11 outings. Columbus also went 14-0-0 when taking a lead into the third period after dropping points in ei...
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