Any discussion of the top coaches in the National Hockey League over the past 10 years has included the name Ken HitchcockKen Hitchcock named Columbus coach Nov 22, 2006
A lot of hockey remains to be played this seasonAgnew named Blue Jackets' interim coach Nov 14, 2006
He made a mistake, has acknowledged it and is committed to moving forwardSteroid scandal reaches the NHL Jan 21, 2006
Jan is a quality, two-way center who brings versatility on the ice and great character in the dressing room to our organizationHrdina signs with Blue Jackets Aug 10, 2005
Arturs Irbe is a proven National Hockey League goaltender who has played in two All-Star games and led Carolina to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2002Columbus trades for Irbe Jun 16, 2004
Douglas MacLean, (born April 12, 1954 in Summerside, Prince Edward Island) is a Canadian sportscaster and former ice hockey coach and general manager. He is the former president/general manager and head coach of the National Hockey League's Columbus Blue Jackets and was also the head coach of the Florida Panthers.
MacLean began coaching at the University of New Brunswick, followed by assistant coach positions with the St. Louis Blues and Washington Capitals. MacLean's first professional head coach position came in 1990, when he was sent to the Baltimore Skipjacks, the Capital's AHL affiliate, as part of a midseason shakeup that placed Skipjacks head coach Terry Murray at the Capitals' helm.
MacLean served in the Detroit Red Wings organization from 1990-1994. During this time, he served as an assistant coach under Bryan Murray in 1990–91 and 1991–92. For the 1992–93 and 1993–94 seasons, MacLean served as the General Manager for the Adirondack Red Wings of the American Hockey League, the Red Wings top affiliate. During his time as GM, he orchestrated the trade of Kris Draper from the Winnipeg Jets to the Red Wings for $1.